NEWS & EVENTS
2022 Holiday Decorating Contest. Judging: Wed. Dec. 15
This year, prizes will be awarded for:
To register your Wrightsville Beach home or business, register online or call the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation office at 910-256-7925. Include your name or business name, address, phone, and any special instructions. You must register by Dec, 13 at noon.
**NEW THIS YEAR: NOMINATE YOUR NEIGHBOR!**
Tidewater Camellia Club Fall Festival. Nov. 19, 2022. 12p-3p.
It’s sure to be a ‘BLOOMTASTIC’ time at this year’s Tidewater Camellia Club “Fall Festival Camellia Celebration and Sale” @ New Hanover County Arboretum (6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. The ever-popular “Tidewater Select” camellia plants of rare and unique cultivars will be on sale starting promptly at 12 p.m. with all 3-gallon plants for just $35. The sale ends when camellias are sold out. NEW events: Scavenger Hunt, Storytime at the Children’s Garden, and a Victorian Tea Party. Sign up at http://www.tidewatercamelliaclub.org. Learn proper planting and caring for your camellias, including pruning, fertilizing, grafting, and air-layering. Mommiez Food Truck on site from Noon until 3 p.m. for all to enjoy.
We are welcoming the public’s blooms to be exhibited. Bring your Japonica and Sasanqua blooms to the Arboretum by 9:30 a.m. on 11/19 to enter them for judging.
Art at the Harbor Way Gardens Plant and Plein Air Show. May 7-8, 2022. 10a-4p.
Stroll through Harbor Way Gardens for a special Mother's Day weekend open house.
Earth Day. April 26, 2022. 5:30p
2022 Azalea Festival Garden Tour. April 8-10. 10a-5p.
2022 Art & the Bloom. Jan. 7-9
Click here for the winners of this year's event.
Join us for this three day event now in its fifth year featuring Fine Art & Floral Design. Meet the leading designers in North and South Carolina.
Event also includes:
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Presented by the New Hanover Garden Club and the Harbor Island Garden Club. Press release: NC Floral Design Exhibition Inspired by Art.
2021 Holiday Decorating Contest Winners
From the Harbor Island Garden Club, the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee and the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation Dept., thanks to all of the participants in this year's contest. We look forward to seeing you next year!
This year, prizes were awarded to:
This year, prizes were awarded to:
- Best Overall Business: The Sandpeddler Inn & Suites, 15 Nathan St
- Best Overall Residential: The Laughlin Home, 110 Live Oack Drive
- Keeping with Tradition: The Lindsey Home, 1803 N Lumina Ave
- Best Holiday Lighting: The Martin Residence, 407 N Channel Drive
- Most Holiday Spirit: The Kaiser Home, 329 S. Lumina Ave.
- Most Creative: The Martin Home, 407 N. Channel Dr.
It's Back!! Festival in the Park. Nov. 27, 2021.
Come see us at our booth at the NC Holiday Flotilla Festival in the Park. Our bricks and pavers make great gifts. We'll also have handmade shell dishes and ornaments and soap for sale as well as our cookbook. The festival features craft vendors, bouncy houses, a children's train and car show. The festival features 75 to 90 vendors; a large play area for the children with bouncy houses and slides; the popular and relaxing Arab Choo-Choo train ride; arts and crafts booths; food vendors; and the antique, classic, and special interest car show. The car show has grown tremendously, with over 150 cars expected this year. Look for our pink booth.
Ability Garden Annual Poinsettia Sale. Order by Nov. 5, 2021.
Help support the Ability Garden at the Arboretum. Here's information for this year's event:
Do to COVID, this year's sale is online only. Orders must be in by Nov. 5.
Plants are available in white, pink and red, prices range from $10.00 - $24.00.
Further option details are on the order form.
Pick up for poinsettias will be Saturday, December 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
at the New Hanover County Arboretum.
To place an order use this link, click here.
Autumn Gatherings: Nov. 19-20, 2021
Join the Harbor Island Garden Club and New Hanover Garden Club for a NGC Flower Show. Free and open to the public.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (OCTOBER)
Congratulations to the Winners of the Wrightsville Beach Marine Debris Poster Contest
Congratulations to Wrightsville Beach Elementary fourth grade students Brody Bardsley, Sasha Young, Virginia Grey Norvell, Leo Jackson, Hadley Cerrone, Madison Sawyer, Hadley Brown, and Wynn Bartlett (not pictured). They won the Marine Debris poster contest for the Town of Wrightsville Beach. These wonderful works of art will be made into permanent signs and posted at various spots around Wrightsville Beach.
Read all about the contest at Intracoastal Living.