NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Airlie Gardens has begun replanting damaged areas as part of their recovery efforts after Hurricane Florence. Airlie is partnering with The Cape Fear Garden Club through a grant from The National Garden Clubs, Inc. National Disaster Grant program. The funds are being used for trees, camellias, and other plant material. Volunteers from the Cape Fear Garden Club will assist with the plantings on Thursday, March 22 at 10 a.m.
In addition, Airlie received a donation from the Oleander Garden Club to assist with the purchase of plant materials; and the community helped raise more than $7,000 during Airlie’s #GivingTuesday campaign for hurricane recovery efforts. The donations will fund the purchase of more than 100 trees and other plant materials.
To date, Airlie has raised close to $10,000 for Hurricane Florence recovery efforts. These donations are the beginning of an ongoing effort to ensure that the tree canopy, azalea collection and camellia collection at Airlie will continue to delight residents and visitors for many years to come.
Janine Powell, Director of Donor Relations