LCFH Event to Feature NC Arboretum Director and Author Weathington
WILMINGTON, NC (03/28/18) – Lower Cape Fear Hospice invites you to wear your prettiest and brightest floral print and join them for Festival of Flowers on Wednesday, May 9 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at 101 Stone Chimney Place, 101 Stone Chimney Road NE in Supply. It will be an afternoon full of gardening, delicious food and fun, with all proceeds going to support patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illness.
“It will be a colorful, informative, and fun event!” Anne Hewett, development manager, said. “There will be hors d’oeuvres from Middle of the Island catering, gorgeous flower displays, and tips on how to make gardens burst with color and life.”
Randy Aldridge, News Anchor at WWAY, will MC the event. Guests will also have plenty of chances to take home fabulous raffle and door prizes.
Author and well-known horticulturist, Mark Weathington, director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University, will be the speaker for the event. With more than 20 years of experience packed into his new book, Gardening in the South: The Complete Homeowners Guide, Weathington gives southern gardeners the ultimate handbook on how to grow their fairytale garden. His book also features a wide range of plants that work best in our region, and a guide on how to work with the southern climate while growing your garden.
“Guests are sure to enjoy hearing Mark Weathington speak about regional plants and gardening,” Hewett said. “He has lectured all over the world, and his insight into what works in gardens in our geographic area is sure to provide information that guests can put to work right away in their own yards.”
Tickets for Festival of Flowers are $30. All tickets must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets, call 910-796-8099 ext. 6. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Anne Hewett at 910-530-2479 or e-mail Anne.Hewett@lcfh.org.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the highest level of care and comfort to patients with life-limiting illness; support and counseling to families; and education to the community. For more information, visit lcfh.org.