Meetings & Programs

September 10 – 11, 2017

Garden Club of North Carolina Fall Board Meeting – Cary, North Carolina
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September 12 – 16, 2017

National Garden Club Fall Board Meeting – St Louis, Missouri
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September 26, 2017 – General Meeting

Program: Discovering Southern Heritage Trees and Native Plants
Presenter: Blair Walton – Owner, Element Outdoor Living
Refreshment Table Arrangement: Carol Waldkirch
Horticulture Theme: Late Summer Flowers, Vegetables and Herbs
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October 19, 2017

District 11 Fall Meeting – Jacksonville Country Club, Jacksonville, North Carolina
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October 24, 2017 – General Meeting

Program: Presentation of the 2017 CFGC Grant Awards
Presenter: Kimberly Exum – Grant Disbursement Chair
Recipients will receive their awards and have a moment to speak to our membership
Refreshment Table Arrangement: Mary Kathryn Turner
Horticulture Theme: Roses and Chrysanthemums
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November 4, 2017 – Southern Soiree

4:00 – 8:00 PM
Trask Family Farm
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November 14, 2017

Program: Designs as Refreshing as Sweet Southern Tea
Presenter: Chelsea Fritts – Fiore Fine Flowers
Refreshment Table Arrangement:
Mary Rose Brantham, Joyce Galloway, Marie Douglas
Horticulture Theme: Camellias, Bulbs for Spring & Flowering Branches
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December 1, 2017

Award Application Deadline
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December 14, 2017 – Annual Christmas Tea

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Holiday arrangements by the Flower Arranging Committee
Refreshments by the Hospitality Committee
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January 23, 2018 – General Meeting

Program: Why the Beauty of North Carolina is Important to the
Success of “Our State” Magazine
Presenter: Bernie Mann – Publisher, Our State magazine
Refreshment Table Arrangement: Stephanie Hendrickson
Horticulture Theme: Camellias and Early Bulbs
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February 27, 2018 – General Meeting

Program: Beautification of our Southern Town – Wilmington Parks
Presenter: Amy Beatty
Director of Community Services, City of Wilmington
Refreshment Table Arrangement: Peggy Vineyard
Horticulture Theme: Camellias, Spring Bulbs and Flowering Branches
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March 2018

New Member Orientation
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March 16, 2018 – North Carolina Arbor Day

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March 18 – 19, 2018

South Atlantic Region Convention (SAR) – Covington, Kentucky
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March 27, 2018 General Meeting

Program: Southern Beauties in Hats – Face Flattering Tips
Presenter: Jan Wutkowski – Millinery Artist, aMuse Artisanal Finery
Refreshment Table Arrangement: Elizabeth Haley
Horticulture Theme: Tulips, Daffodils & Flowering Shrubs
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April 13 – 15, 2018

Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour©
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April 15 – 17, 2018

Garden Club of North Carolina Convention – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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May 1, 2018 – General Meeting

Program: Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour© 2018
Presenters: Sydney Penny, Tour Chair; Photography Committee
Refreshment Table Arrangement: Irene Shea
Horticulture Theme: Azaleas and Spring Bulbs
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May 8, 2018 – 11:30 AM

Azalea Garden Tour Garden Owner’s Appreciation Luncheon
St Thomas Preservation Hall, 208 Dock Street
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May 13, 2018 – Battery Island/Birds of the Lower Cape Fear Cruise

Special Ticketed Event – Open to the public
Boarding time – 11:30 am Cruise – 12:00 – 4:30 pm
Tickets may be purchased starting February 1, 2018
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May 22, 2018 – May Luncheon and Installation of 2018-19 Officers

11:30 am – Social, 12:00 pm – Lunch
Table arrangements by the Flower Arranging Committee
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May 21 – 24, 2018

National Garden Club Annual Convention – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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June 3 – 9, 2018

National Garden Week
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Upcoming Events

  • September 21, 10:30-2:30 – Lemonade in the Country
  • September 26 – General Meeting
  • September 28, 9 AM – Conservation Committee Litter Sweep
  • October 2, 1PM – Garden Therapy Meeting
  • October 19 – District 11 Meeting, Jacksonville, NC
  • November 4th, 4 – 8 PM
    Fundraiser for the CFGC Beautification Endowment “A Southern Soirée”
  • February 11, 2025 – Our Centennial