Staff photo by Allison Potter
The Cape Fear Garden Club has chosen the home of Lance and Meredith Lewis on Forest Hills Drive for its ribbon cutting site on the Azalea Garden Tour.
Early blooming trees are already in bud and with balmy temperatures this week it’s no surprise to learn that the Cape Fear Garden Club has already announced the sites of its annual Azalea Garden Tour planned for April 12-14.
The ribbon cutting, an antebellum inspired tour de force featuring the North Carolina Azalea Festival Queen, the CFGC’s Azalea Belles and the Citadel’s Summerall guardsmen, will return to Forest Hills once more this year. Staged at the home and gardens of Lance and Meredith Lewis, the Federal Style brick home and spacious grounds are the perfect backdrop for the garden tour ribbon cutting on Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m.
During this, the garden club’s Diamond Jubilee 60th anniversary tour, 12 more garden sites sweeping downtown Wilmington locations, Forest Hills, Airlie Road and Porters Neck are included at the homes of Rex and Sylvia Crippen, Mike and Debbie Caulder, Chris Gore and Matthew Tenhuisen, David Eckles and Phyllis Goodson, Kenny and Gloria Sprunt, George and Agnes Jones, Julian and Peggy Raynor, John and Jan Best, General (Ret.) Dave and Holly Granger, Dr. Robert and Judith Webb, and the grounds of The City Club at de Rosset and Airlie Gardens.
Tour funds support beautification efforts recognized annually by the CFGC through its grant program. Tour admission is $20 with ticket sales beginning Friday, Feb. 1 at various local garden centers and online at www.capefeargardenclub.org