Chapel Hill Garden Tour raises $28K for Botanical Garden

June 24, 2014 

— The 2014 Chapel Hill Spring Garden Tour will donate proceeds of $28,000 to the Children’s Wonder Garden project of the N.C. Botanical Garden.

This represents the largest amount of Spring Garden Tour proceeds donated to the NCBG since the Tour began in 1996.

“We are so fortunate to have the support of the Chapel Hill Garden Club over these many years,” said Peter White, the garden’s director,. Their work to help advance the development of the Wonder Garden is outstanding. That Club is a force of nature, and we treasure them as a wonderful part of our community.”

With the inclusion of Tour 2014, the Chapel Hill Garden Club has now donated $168,000 in proceeds to the Botanical Garden. This year the focus was raising funds for the Children’s Wonder Garden, a place where children, families and friends will engage in exploration of the natural world through high-quality fun, and interactive outdoor spaces that excite creativity, imagination, play and learning.

Now on their 83rd year, the Chapel Hill Garden Club continues to be an integral part of the fabric of our community. The Club has an open membership policy and welcomes anyone interested in gardening. For more information go to www.chapelhillgardenclub.net

The Botanical Garden, a unit of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been a leader in native plant conservation and education in the southeastern United States for more than 40 years.

Chapel Hill News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service