Tickets are on sale now for May garden tour

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tickets are now on sale for the Wilson Garden Tour, which will be Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4.
Ticketholders will be able to tour eight unique gardens in Wilson from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. They will also be invited to attend a reception and silent auction at the Wilson Woman’s Club on Broad Street on Friday, 5-7 p.m.
Tickets are $25 apiece and available at the Raleigh Road Garden Center, The Nook, The Flower Pot and the Wilson County Agricultural Center. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Secret Garden at the Wilson Botanical Gardens.
This year’s tour include these gardens:
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tim Webb, 8620 Tyson Farm Road, Stantonsburg – a two-acre country oasis, surrounded by beautiful gardens, whimsical accessories and barnyard animals.
  • Dr. and Mrs. James Cummings, 2900 Falling Maple Drive, whose garden includes a pond, vine-covered fences, sitting areas and a pool.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jim Taylor, 3003 Wolf Trap Drive, whose yard includes multiple garden beds including numerous family heirloom plants from eastern North Carolina; two unusual Chinese firs; and a Koi pond shaded by a Japanese Maple.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hill, 3601 Myrtle Woods Court, described as an intimate Southern living garden next to a massive stone fireplace, gas grill and dining area ideal for entertaining.
  • Ms. Carol Wikfors and Ms. Sheila Forbes, 509 Lafayette Drive, Ms. Carol Wikfors, 509 Lafayette Drive, a local artist whose garden incorporates her love for art into a whimsical landscape.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ben Skinner, 521 Mount Vernon Drive, whose lawn is bordered by an array of southern plants including boxwoods, azaleas, hollies, camellias, dogwoods and rhododendrons.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dickie Barnes, 2006 Hermitage Drive, whose garden is decorated both with flower-filled containers and art created by their daughter, Sherrod.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Andrews, 2305 Canal Drive NW, whose lawn showcases a formal rose garden surrounded by a black, wrought iron fence.

This event is sponsored by the Wilson Botanical Gardens, the Wilson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers , and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Foundation. For additional information, call 252-237-0113, go to, or search for “Wilson Botanical Gardens” on Facebook.