Wilson Botanical Garden Open House

The Wilson Botanical Garden has grown again and plans an open house to dedicate its newest garden the Culinary and Medicinal Herb Garden on Sunday, September 28 at 2:30 PM.  The Culinary and Medicinal Herb Garden was made possible by Merck Champions for the Environment grant.  Merck employees volunteered hours to work on this environmental project with the Wilson Botanical Gardens.  Through this program, Merck provides grants to support environmentally focused projects.  Grants are awarded to community partnerships for programs or projects that promote respect for the environment and conservation of natural resources.  Another donation in this garden is a signed Vollis Simpson whirligig.  We are so honored to have this piece of art in the Culinary and Medicinal Herb Garden and plan a formal dedication of the whirligig.

At 1:30 PM the dedication of the sculpture “Dancing Cranes” in the Pond Garden will be held.  This sculpture by Clifton May was made in memory of Mary Stuart May Bain.  This art work was given by Jim and Linda May, Wilson residents, who serve as Treasurer and Secretary of the Wilson Botanical Garden board, respectively.     

            Throughout the day from 1-4 PM there will be a Plant Sale by the Wilson County Master Gardeners.  Items available include a rare native Carolina Rose, blackberry lilies, rain lilies, cactus, sedums, gardenias, hypertuffa containers, seasonal wreaths, dried flowers and much more. 

            Garden Curators who are also Wilson County Master Gardener Volunteers will be in the gardens to answer questions and point out interesting plants in their areas. 

            The All Seasons Garden Club is making homemade cookies for refreshments and lemonade will also be provided.  A daffodil bulb sale is planned.

            Door prizes will be given away during the event.

            So please join us at the Wilson Botanical Gardens, 1806 SW Goldsboro Street on Sunday, September 28 from 1-4 PM.  For questions please call 252.237.0113.

            Fundraising proceeds are for the Wilson Botanical Gardens Secret Children’s Garden.    

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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