Stop and Smell the Roses: 18th annual Rose Garden Tour set for this weekend

Nine area homes and businesses are on this year’s Rose Garden Tour

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) -

The seed has been planted for the 18th annual Rose Garden Tour. The event that is free and open to the public will blossom Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each garden will feature a variety of roses. There are over 300 species of the flower.

There are nine homes and businesses on the tour this year. There are five locations in Wilmington, three in Leland and one in Bolivia.

The following locations are on the tour:

1. 1148 Edgewater Dr., Wilmington

2. 6206 Mallard Dr., Wilmington

3. 5451 Eastwind Rd., Wilmington

4. 20 Forest Hills Dr., Wilmington

5. 601 Hollingsworth Dr., Wilmington

6. 1245 Lillibridge Dr., Leland

7. 1005 Beaumont Ct., Leland

8. 1160 Willow Pond Ln., Leland

9. Brunswick County Botanical Garden bReferendum Dr NE, Bolivia

The annual tour is sponsored by the Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society.

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Frances Weller

Frances Weller

Frances Weller is a native of Wilmington, NC. She is the daughter of Katherine Weller and the late Fritz Weller. She is a product of the New Hanover County School system, graduating from John T. Hoggard High School. She graduated in 1981 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in speech communication.