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Wilmington's Premier Garden Show 2013
Saturday, February 16, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 17, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
The Annual Wilmington Garden Show will be held on February 16th and February 17th, 2013 at the Schwartz
Center of Cape Fear Community College in downtown Wilmington.
There will be over 40 booths selling a wide variety of products and services for gardening and landscaping.  Many returning vendors, as well as new sellers offering the latest in gardening products will be on hand. This year the Garden Show is truly a one-stop event. It's where the public can find a hint of spring in the displays, the plants and decorative items. In addition, you can save time, money and gas by coming to the one event where you will see gardening products, gain information face to face with experts and listen to informative and interesting talks on a variety of topics.
Garden Show hours are Saturday, February 16th from 9AM-5PM and Sunday, February 17th from Noon-4PM
Admission is $7.00, Children under 12 are free.
"Friends of the Arboretum" members get in free. Please show your membership card at the door.
Click here for a coupon that will save you money on the entrance fee.
If you are a vendor interested in participating in our 2013 Show Please call: 910-798-7670 or email
Click here for Directions.
 Speakers for 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
10:30 a.m. I’m Not From Around These Parts: Putting Down Roots In North Carolina
Bryce Lane – NC State Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor
Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator, Horticultural Science, NC State University
Host of UNC TV, “In the Garden with Bryce Lane” 
12:30 p.m. Plant Propagation: Methods of Propagating Plants
Susan Brown – NHC Consumer Horticulture Agent
Learn how to increase the numbers of your favorite plants from seeds, cuttings, division, grafting, layering and bulbs. 
2:00 p.m. Hacking, Topping and Hewin’ Back and Other Pruning Mistakes
Al Hight – County Extension and New Hanover County Arboretum Director
In this session, we'll talk about the proper pruning techniques, timing and tools with an emphasis on structural pruning for young trees.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
1:30 p.m. For The Love Of Gardening: The Power Of Plants To Change Your Point Of View
Bryce Lane – NC State Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor
Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator, Horticultural Science, NC State University
Host of UNC TV, “In the Garden with Bryce Lane”
2013 Exhibitors  


  • Arboretum Gift Shop
  • Armstrong’s Amish Furniture
  • Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited
  • Bath Fitter
  • Cape Fear Bonsai Society
  • Cape Fear Garden Club
  • Cape Fear Orchid Society
  • Carolina Gardener Magazine
  • Carolina Solar Security
  • CertoPro Painters
  • Circle Stone Inc.
  • Colonial Wagon & Wheel
  • Edwards Jones Investments
  • Five Oaks Nursery
  • Flora Landscapes
  • Gunnell Landscaping Services
  • Home Depot
  • Katies Backyard
  • Landscapes Noveau
  • Lawn Doctor
  • NHC Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Old River Farms
  • Patio Enclosures by Great Day Improvements
  • Progressive Gardens
  • Screenmobile of Wilmington
  • Seaside Mulch Inc.
  • Shawn Hobbs Designs
  • Shelton Herb Farm
  • SolarStar Energy Corporation
  • Streak Free
  • Superior Sod & Garden Supplies
  • Swann Forge
  • The Ability Garden
  • Tidewater Camellia Club
  • Tinga Nursery
  • Tropical Rain Barrels
  • Witherspoon Rose Culture



Stainless Steel Gas Grill
The Cape Fear Deluxe is American made from 304 grade stainless steel materials, including cast stainless steel burners. The indirect cooking design provides owners with a variety of cooking styles. The Deluxe comes standard with 10" heavy-duty rubber wheels, two large side shelves (12" x 19"), a warming rack and features our patented seven-sided cooking chamber design and cast stainless steel burners.

Valued at $2,000
Donated from Wilmington Grill
Tickets can be purchased at the show or at the NHC Arboretum
Tickets: $10 each or 3 for $25 (Limited Number of Tickets)


Many Thanks to our Donors and Supporters! 





Arboretum and Master Gardener Volunteers

Cape Fear Garden Club

Copycat Print Shop, Inc.


New Hanover County 4-H

Star News Media


Wilmington- Cape Fear Home Builders Association

WHQR 91.3 FM

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