As more folks are getting vaccinated, public gardens make the perfect place for an outing with family and friends. In this month's Newsletter I share some exciting local possibilities including a recent visit to my most favorite place, Brookgreen Gardens.
Celebrating Mother's Day with
Art in the Garden at Harbor Way Gardens
Located just over the drawbridge off Wrightsville Beach Loop, Harbor Way Gardens offers a tranquil respite to visit anytime. Mark your calendar for their Mother's Day Celebration happening Saturday and Sunday May 8th and 9th.
Self-guided tours weave among member-created floral and horticultural arrangements. Delight at treasures including the Children's Fountain, a meditative labyrinth and this quaint shed.
Garden Club members will be available Saturday and Sunday 10-4 to talk about gardening, floral arrangements, design, and more.
Discover fun touches like this colorful birdhouse nestled amongst the greenery.
Harbor Way is the only public garden in NC to showcase Witherspoon Roses.
Open House Plant & Herb Sale
Saturday and Sunday May 8-9 - 9am to 4 pm
Featuring roses, herbs, and other plants. Purchase personalized commemorative Pathway Bricks and Fountain Pavers on Saturday 10-4.
Plein Air Paint Art Show
Mother's Day Sunday May 9 - 9am to 4 pm
An invitational plein air paint out with more than a dozen local and regional artists will be painting around Wrighstville Beach May 3-7 and in the Gardens on Friday and Saturday May 7-8. Artwork will be available at the art sale on Sunday from 12-4 pm in the Garden. Click here to meet the Artists.
New Hanover Public Gardens
The other two public gardens in New Hanover County are:
In addition to public gardens nearby, there is a spectacular, private garden, open to the public, just south of Myrtle Beach.Brookgreenwas founded in 1931 by Archer Huntington and his wife, sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington, to showcase American figurative sculpture and Southeast plants and animals. It now presents over 2,000 works by 430 artists. It's a truly magical place. Here's a glimpse.
"The Visionaries" by Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973)
"Lion" by Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973)
"Boy with Dolphin" by Milton Horn (1906-1995)
"Diana of the Chase" created in 1922 by Anna Hyatt Huntington
"Samson and the Lion" by Gleb W. Derujinsky (1888-1975)
"Vase" by Robert Alexander Baillie (1880-1961)
Native Plant Guide
For those of you wishing to create, or add to, your own sanctuary at home, check out this Coastal Landscaping Guide that details native plants perfect for our environment.
Stone Garden Inspiration Garden
We invite you to visit
Stone Garden's very own
at 5726 Market Street
where you can see our products come to life. Stroll stone pathways amid fountains, outdoor kitchens, a pond, and fire pits. See our new glazed planter collection and visit our resident tree frog, Seymour. Fun for the whole family.