Events help kick off Plant an Azalea week
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It’s that time of year again.
On Tuesday, azaleas will be planted at Hugh MacRae Park near the gazebo to kick off Plant an Azalea Week. Cape Fear Garden Tour Azalea Belles, county officials, and members of the Cape Fear Garden Club will be there during the event.
“Plant an Azalea Week is held each year in April to promote the planting of azaleas throughout our community,” said Janine Powell, Parks & Gardens Director of Donor Relations. “They add so much beauty to our area and this is a way that we can help New Hanover County and Wilmington return to a ‘city of a million azaleas’.”
New Hanover County Parks & Gardens and The Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County are partnering with The Cape Fear Garden Club for the official planting of azaleas. Also, more than 400 local realtors will be volunteering to beautify ten New Hanover County Parks.