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Garden Club of North Carolina
Spring Garden Tour

Six private gardens in west Raleigh will be open to the public, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 9, 1998 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. The tour, organized by District 10 of the Garden Club of North Carolina, benefits the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University.

The gardens reveal a variety of styles and wonderful plants. You'll find:

Refreshments, compliments of Honey Baked Ham, will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the JC Raulston Arboretum at 4301 Beryl Road, near the NC State Fairgrounds and across the street from Capitol City Lumber.

Tickets are $10, and include a brochure with detailed descriptions of the gardens and a map with driving instructions.

Mail-order tickets are available until April 30. Send a check made payable to the Raleigh Garden Club and a business size self addressed stamped envelope to the Raleigh Garden Club, 317 West Drewry Lane, Raleigh, NC 27609.

Advance tickets will also be available on April 25 and May 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Atlantic Avenue Garden Center, Buchanan's Nursery, Logan's Trading Post, Fairview Garden Center, and Garden Supply Company.

On the day of the tour, you may purchase tickets at the Arboretum from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information, call 919-787-2293 or 919-787-9852.

The 1997 Fall Garden Tour raised $6,887 for the Arboretum. The date for the 1998 Fall Tour is Saturday, September 19.

The District 10 Garden Clubs include all Federated Garden Clubs in Wake and Franklin County. Other projects within the district include community beautification projects, wildlife study and preservation, fund raising for scholarships, and the creation of a sensory garden at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind.

The JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University is a research, teaching, and outreach garden dedicated to the introduction of new and better adapted plants for more beautiful, more environmentally sound landscapes. The Arboretum is open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. free of charge. Something is in bloom every day of the year. Call 919-515-3132 for information about tours, workshops, lectures, and other events.

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