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It’s been a busy week in Wonderland! As you read in last week’s paper, the Wake Forest Garden Club’s annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Garden/Art Tour is coming up tomorrow from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Wake Forest Museum.

The White Rabbit has been scurrying around to all the gorgeous gardens helping get rid of last-minute weeds and tidying everything up for you to enjoy. The irises are finishing up their spring fling, the roses are climbing, and the peonies are nodding their heavy heads.

The Mad Hatter’s crew of Garden Club members has transformed the museum into Alice’s magical land, and entering the front door will be like going down the rabbit hole, with storybook characters and exotic flora and fauna filling all the corners.

The cooks have been in the kitchen preparing cookies and sandwiches and strawberries and scones and the tables are set for high tea.

Car buffs can stroll through a show of vintage cars on the museum grounds and artists and craftsmen will be there, and in each of the gardens on the tour.

If you don’t already have your tickets, you can get them at the door, so don your most festive mad hat and head for the Hatter’s party and/or follow the rabbit’s ramble.

Feast your eyes and your palate and maybe you’ll even find a touch of Wonderland to take home for your house or garden.

How about your very own Cheshire Cat or hedgehog croquet ball?

Jean McCamy is a Wake Forest artist.

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