The Whiteville Garden Club will be gearing up for their annual event happening this weekend. The Garden Tour 2023 will feature six properties on or near Lake Waccamaw on Saturday, June 3, beginning at 10 a.m.
The biggest stop on the tour will be at the Lake Waccamaw Depot Museum where several demonstrations will take place. From 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., workshops for flower designing, ribbon and bow making, container gardening, microgreens, and beekeeping will be held, and visitors will get the opportunity to meet Dennis Tait who volunteers his time to maintain the gardens at the museum.
High school students are welcome to volunteer their help during the garden tour, and attendees will see area artists and musicians at work and speak with local authors.
Booklets are $20, and they serve as admission tickets and contain information about the six gardens on the tour. They are available from club members, or by calling 910.770.0495. They can also be purchased at the Lake Waccamaw Depot Museum. Proceeds go to maintain the butterfly garden at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Life and Care Center as well as to high school art, band, and horticulture programs.
Be sure to check out The Columbus Connection podcast with Lisa Yemma at https://open.spotify.com/episode/14vMWam91nNC6DvwWDswLW as she and Jefferson Weaver discuss springtime planting, beneficial bugs, and the Monarch Meetup.