Award-winning Gardens

JUNE 22, 2005 -- Awards were given out Tuesday night for some of Wilmington's most creative gardens, and they're all in one place.

The showcase gardens are some of the visual highlights at Airlie Gardens.

The New Hanover County attraction honored three of the landscapers Tuesday.

This year's theme is rooms for outdoor living. The first place garden features a copper frog relaxing in a copper bathtub, surrounded by flowers. It was designed by Bella Landscaping.

Visitors to Airlie can vote for their favorite garden, now through October 2.