New Hanover County Partners for Plant an Azalea Week and Realtor® Action Day

Posted April 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Next week is Plant an Azalea Week, and New Hanover County Parks & Gardens and The Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County are partnering with The Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc.-Civic Improvements Committee to plant azaleas at Hugh MacRae Park. The official planting event will occur on Tuesday, April 5 at 10 a.m.

Cape Fear Garden Tour Azalea Belles, county officials, and members of the Cape Fear Garden Club will gather near the Hugh MacRae Park gazebo to take part in the planting, and the public is invited to attend.

Plant an Azalea Week is held each year during April to promote the planting of azaleas throughout the community. The goal is to help return New Hanover County and Wilmington to a “city of a million azaleas.” The Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County holds several other beautification events throughout the year to enhance New Hanover County Parks as well.

In addition to the azalea planting event on April 5, more than 400 local Realtors® will be volunteering at ten New Hanover County parks to spruce them up. Volunteers will be mulching, cleaning, landscaping and more during Realtor® Action Day, which is an initiative of the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors®.



Did you know that New Hanover County maintains more than 1,500 acres of parks and athletic fields? The mission of the Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County is to care for and improve New Hanover County’s parks. By doing so, the county’s beauty is improved as well as its health, community and economic strength.

Imagine the county without athletic fields, walking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, boat ramps, and gardens. The active lifestyle our community enjoys would not be possible without access to these clean, well-maintained parks facilities. Your involvement in the New Hanover County Parks Conservancy ensures your parks will be here for you today, tomorrow and for future generations to come. It also allows the conservancy and “Park Stars” to continue working in the county’s parks through programs, projects and renovations. Join the county and become a “Park Star”.  Learn more here.


Release Contact:

Janine Powell
New Hanover County Parks & Gardens
(910) 798-7703

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