Come enjoy Southern hospitality amid the vibrant color of azaleas and spring flowers during the 65th Annual Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden TourĀ© in the beautiful coastal community of Wilmington, North Carolina. An official event of the North Carolina Azalea Festival, the tour is one of the longest running and most popular garden tours in the South.

The tour will open Friday April 13, 2018 at 10:00am with the spectacular Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Greenfield Park Amphitheater, presented by WWAY. Entrance is free. Guests should arrive early to enjoy a pre-show of live music. The parade of the 2018 Azalea Belles accompanied by the Citadel Summerall Guards is the highlight of this ceremony along with the introduction of the North Carolina Azalea Festival Queen and her Court. After the ceremony enjoy the reception in the Rotary Wheel garden adjacent to the amphitheater where members of the Cape Fear Garden Club will serve punch and over 7500 homemade cookies.