Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour©
Welcome to the 61st Annual Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour©
Presented by the Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc.
April 11-13, 2014 in Wilmington, NC
(Gardens are opened 10AM to 6PM)
“For the Love of Gardening”
Come enjoy Southern hospitality amid the vibrant color of azaleas and spring flowers during the 61st Annual Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour© in the beautiful coastal region of Wilmington, North Carolina. An official event of the North Carolina Azalea Festival, the tour is one of the longest running and most popular garden tours in the South. The 2014 tour features 13 gardens (12 private and the beautiful public Airlie Gardens) that offer an exciting mix of garden designs to inspire all gardeners. The variety of garden styles on the 2014 Azalea Garden Tour range from a relaxing retreat Balinese garden, to traditional formal landscapes, charming cottage gardens, and expansive waterway estates. Take time to enjoy the wonderful Airlie Gardens, a New Hanover County gem, open to tour ticket holders on both Saturday and Sunday this tour year.
The tour opens Friday, April 11th at 10:00 am with the colorful Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake, 1941 Amphitheater Drive. Greenfield Lake is surrounded by many beautiful mature azaleas, the perfect setting for the more than a hundred Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles©. Immediately following the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, the Queen’s Garden Party will be held at the adjacent Dr. Heber W. Johnson Rotary Garden at Greenfield Lake. Bus shuttle service will be provided to ticket holders from Legion Stadium, 2221 Carolina Beach Road.
Tickets are available beginning February 2014 on the website at www.azaleagardentour.org . Tickets will also be available at each garden during the tour. Tickets are $20, good for all 3 days, and include a map for a self-guided tour with descriptions of each garden. Gardens are open 10:00 am until 6:00 pm daily and children under 12 are admitted free with a paid adult. Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles© will welcome visitors to each garden throughout the three-day tour.
Profits from the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour© are reinvested in the community as beautification and horticultural grants within New Hanover County, scholarships at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College, and conservation efforts at Battery Island, a National Audubon Society bird sanctuary. The club is rapidly approaching $2 million in donations to the community in the past 60 years. For more information about the club, please visit us on Facebook or on our website www.capefeargardenclub.org.
For additional garden tour information call (910)742-0905.
Many thanks to our 2014 Azalea Garden Tour Sponsors:Live Oak Bank Gallery of Oriental Rugs Schaeffer BMW And to our In-Kind Sponsors:
Copycat Print Shop
Applications for the 2014 Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc. Azalea Belles © will be available to high school juniors and seniors on January 28, 2014 from members of the Cape Fear Garden Club or the Azalea Belle Committee. Young ladies desiring to become a Belle should contact a member of the CFGC to ask if they will sponsor you and help you complete an application. Juniors must have a CFGC member sponsor. For Seniors ONLY: if you do not know a CFGC member, you may go to 4338 Appleton Way on 1/28/14 from 2 pm to 6 pm to be interviewed by the Belle Committee and receive an application from them. Please refer to the Azalea Belle policy as posted on this website. Continue to check our Azalea Belles page on Facebook and this website for the latest information on Belle Applications.
Click here to view the 2012 Azalea Garden Tour Highlights
Related Information Links:
- Azalea Belle Policies and application information.
- View the 2013 Garden Tour Grant Guidelines, Compliance Form and Application
- For media inquiries and other questions, please click over to our media page.
- Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau