Gardens, Art Merge Saturday for Tour

Manicured flowers and gardens can be works of art, and this year’s Whiteville Garden Club tour is merging the art of man with the art of nature.

This year’s tour will feature nine noteworthy homes in the area, and each garden will have a variety of artists on hand for added enjoyment. Musicians, quilters, photographers, and authors will be found at each of the stops on the tour, bringing a bit more to the day.

Some gardens will also have home baked goods, original artwork, jewelry, plants, and eggs for sale.

Students from the Whiteville High Arts and Horticultural programs also helped with the gardens this year.

Among the stops on the tour this year are

• Eastfield, home of Bill and Michele Gore

• Yemma Farms

•  The Reuben Brown House

• Tony Stanley Home and Brooks and Helen Stanley Memorial Gardens

• John Fisher residence 

• Alex Monroe home

• Jenny and Dave Greco residence

• Debra and Ron Walters home

• Columbus Regional Healthcare Children’s Garden/ The Healing Garden

The Whiteville Garden Club,  now in its 83rd year, was founded in 1939. It’s the oldest garden club in the county. The first garden tour was held in 2019, then the tours were on hold due to the pandemic. 

Tickets are still available at The Country Nursery in Whiteville. 

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