History & Purpose

CAPE FEAR GARDEN CLUB, INC
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

ORGANIZED FEBRUARY 11, 1925
Federated with The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., 1929
Federated with The National Garden Clubs, Inc., 1930
Member of the South Atlantic Region, 1933
Member of District 11
Affiliated Member North Carolina Wildlife Federation, 1999

MOTTO
“And the Lord God planted a Garden…and there He put Man”….Genesis 2:8
Adopted September 9, 1953

COLORS
Green and Yellow

FLOWER
Carolina Yellow Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens)

CAPE FEAR GARDEN CLUB SEAL
Adopted March 25, 1997, designed by Myrta W. Spence, CFGC

CFGC seal (1372x2120)

Established North Carolina State Butterfly (SB236) Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
June 18, 2012

Butterfly

 

 

THE OBJECTIVES SHALL BE….

  • To provide a non-profit, philanthropic, and educational association for the members.
  • To stimulate knowledge and the love of gardening.
  • To study, in all its aspects, the art of gardening, particularly horticulture, and to cooperate with other agencies furthering such interest.
  • To encourage environmental improvement through civic development, beautification, restoration, and to aid in the protection and conservation of our native trees, plants, and birds.
  • Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc. is a registered, non-profit corporation which is exempt from US Federal income tax under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Charter Members 1925

Mrs. N.M. Martin, President
Mrs. W.A. Graham, Recording Secretary

Mrs. John Bolles
Mrs. A.M. Hall
Mrs. Hugh MacRae
Mrs. Platt W. Davis
Mrs. R.H. Hubbard
Miss Jeanie Strange
Mrs. W.E. Elliott
Mrs. William Latimer
Mrs. Martin Willard
Miss Sarah Lippitt

 

Upcoming Events

  • March 26-28th
    South Atlantic Regional Meeting (SAR) - Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
  • March 30-April 2
    "Art in Bloom" at the NC Art Museum in Raleigh.
  • April 2 -9th
    Plant and Azalea Week. Special planting by our Civic Improvements Committee at Hugh McRae Park near the Gazebo on April 4th at 10AM. All members are invited to attend!
  • April 7th - 9th, 2017
    CFGC Azalea Garden Tour "Beautiful Madness" Click here for more details.
  • April 22, 2017
    Earth Day - Arbor Day Committee will be planting a tree at the Habitat for Humanity home in Maids Park
  • May 21st, 2 - 6PM, CFGC Bird Islands Cruise
    Click here for more details.
  • June 4th - 10th
    National Garden Week
  • February 11, 2025
    Our Centennial