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)

An official, featured event in the NC Azalea Festival

Click here to see the 2014 gardens!

“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 attendees from Legion Stadium, 2221 Carolina Beach Road.

Tickets may be purchase at any of the locations listed below and will also be available at each garden during the tour. Tickets are $25, 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.

A Proper Garden - 2 Ann Street, Chandler’s Wharf – 910-763-7177

Ace Hardware – 3516 College Road – 910-395-1904

Craft Hardware – 7002 Wrightsville Avenue,  Wrightsville Beach – 910-256-4782

dragonflies –  4106 Oleander Drive –  910-796-9997

Lou’s Flower World –  5128 Oleander Drive – 910-395-1004

New Hanover County Arboretum – 6206 Oleander Drive – 910-452-6393

Occasions….Just Write –  313 N Front Street, The Cotton Exchange – 910-343-9033

Pender Pines Garden Center – 20929 US Hwy 17, Hampstead – 910-270-2706

The Plant Place –  6114 Market Street – 910-791-9594

The Stone Garden – 6955 Market Street – 910-452-1619

The Transplanted Garden –  502 S 16th Street – 910-763-7448

Touche´ – 201 N Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach – 910-458-5006

Wild Bird & Garden –  3501 Oleander Drive, Hanover Center – 910-343-6001

Zone 8 Garden –  3802 S College Road – 910-792-1118

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 home page

For additional garden tour information call (910)742-0905.


Cape Fear Turf Farm, Inc.
Copley Investment Management
Gallery of Oriental Rugs
Live Oak Bank
The Queensboro Shirt Company
S & R Packing and Crating
Schaeffer BMW
The Stone Garden
Wilmington Plastic Surgery, PA
WWAY BLUE Logo  for website
Encore Azaleas®
Southern Living Plant Collection®
Coastal Beverage
Copycat Print Shop, Inc.
Creative Cascades
Julia’s Florist
Stone Garden
Tinga Nursery
Windham Distributor

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 2013 Azalea Garden Tour Highlights

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Upcoming Events

  • September 23, 2014 10:00 AM
    General Meeting - Make your lunch reservation with Karen Smith by 9/18 - $15
  • September 25, 2014
    Fall Litter Sweep
  • October 3 - 5th, 10-4
    Art in the Arboretum. Admission $5.00
  • October 11th, 11:00 - 5:00 PM
    Back Door Kitchen Tour sponsored by Residents of Old Wilmington. Tickets can be found at
  • October 22, 2014
    District 11 Meeting
  • October 22, 2014
    Wreath Making Class, see newsletter for details

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