A Christmas Tea

A unique and special cookbook presented by The Cape Fear Garden Club.

This is a collection of recipes and decorating ideas to make entertaining easy and yet elegant. It’s loaded with photos and tips.

  • 89 recipes
  • Over 100 pages
  • Recipes by club members from our annual Christmas Tea event
  • Includes photos of prepared recipes
  • Only the best recipes chosen by taste test
  • Makes a perfect gift
  • Available for $20 (plus tax) at “Dragonflies” in Anderson Square, 4106 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC

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Wreath of the Fifty State Flowers

An original watercolor by Myrta W. Spence

Packet of ten note cards $10 | Matted 8X10 Print $15 | Matted 11X14 Print $20
To purchase, please call 910-763-8056


Belles and Blooms: Cape Fear Garden Club and the North Carolina Azalea Festival

This is a 112-page coffee table-style book by Susan Taylor Block. It is filled with interesting facts, charming tales and many remarkable black-and-white and color photographs.

The book tells the story of the Cape Fear Garden Club, in existence since 1925, and the state’s oldest. With over 300 members it is also the second largest in the nation. It also chronicles the history of the Azalea Festival which began in 1948 and became the North Carolina Azalea Festival in 1959. You can read about and see the many festivals and Queen Azaleas. Lots of pages and stunning pictures cover the history of the Azalea Garden Tour from it’s beginning in 1953, to the first Belles in 1969, to its Fiftieth Anniversary in 2003. A listing of all gardens featured on all 50 tours is included.

Belles and Blooms is bound in handsome black linen binding with gold foil lettering. The gilded dust jacket, the work of book designer Jane Baldridge, is brilliant with color and rich in meaning. This book is a must for anyone who has ever enjoyed the Azalea Festival or the Azalea Garden Tour, and appreciates the rich heritage of the Cape Fear Garden Club and its countless contributions to the Wilmington community over the years. Susan Taylor Block has done an outstanding job of telling us the histories of these events and organizations and how they twine together.

Free Bonus: An insert with a yearly list of all known Azalea Belles since 1969.

Order and Pay for “Belles and Blooms” Online!

Only $35.00 (plus applicable sales tax and $6.00 S&H)

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Or, if you prefer, mail a check or money order for $35.00 plus $2.45 NC Sales Tax (7.00%) and $6.00 S&H to:

Cape Fear Garden Club
c/o Elaine Henson
210 Colonial Drive
Wilmington, NC 28402

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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