Native Plant Society’s Spring Plant Sale:   Saturday, April 21      

at Conestee Park, 840 Mauldin Road, Greenville, 9:30am to 1pm for the general public, 9am paid members only. Wide selection of native trees, shrubs, vines, perennial wildflowers, ferns and grasses. Cash, credit & checks accepted!  Go to www.scnps.org and look at the calendar listing for April 21 for more information.


SPRING GARDEN TOUR!!  Fri & Sat, May 11 & 12   10am-5pm

On May 11Th & 12th the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs will sponsor “Gardening for Beauty and Wildlife Habitat,” from 10 am to 5 pm on both Friday and Saturday.  The theme this year is particularly important today where backyard habitats and gardens play a critical role in helping wildlife adapt and survive in urban communities. The tour highlights six gardens in the suburbs of Greenville and Greer area, from beautiful aquatic gardens to eclectic and artsy gardens there’s a favorite garden for everyone! Visit the gardens and experience how nature, plant life and hardscape designs offer tranquility, beauty and art form while offering wildlife a safe haven and home for survival.  Advance tickets are $22, tour-day tickets are $25.  For more information call (864) 232-3020 or visit www.kilgore-lewis.org
Mark your Calendars!  May 5 is the Patrons Party. Come meet and greet the home owners on the garden tour.
A message from your Council President….Joan Wilson

Happy Spring Everyone–  God is painting a beautiful picture outside.  Each day we wake up to new flowers blooming of various colors, bushes and trees blooming or new leaves peeping out. It’s a wonderful, colorful season.  I hope your garden is bringing a smile to your face each day, too.

April and May will be busy months for our Greenville Council.  On April 19th, we will be celebration Arbor Day with the City of Greenville in our beautiful gardens here at Kilgore-Lewis.

May 5th is our Patron Party to meet and greet the home owners on the garden tour.  May 11-12 is our garden tour and your help in any way will be greatly appreciated.  Please remember that the tour is our biggest fund raiser of the year.  All money raised will help us maintain our historical Kilgore-Lewis House and Arboretum.

Please mark on your calendar May 22, Award Luncheon day.  This is a day to reflect on the past year and to award clubs and individuals for the work they have done at Kilgore-Lewis and their communities in furthering garden club objectives.

Thanks to all of you for the many volunteered hours and the monetary donations that you lovingly give. What a fabulous organization we have!!!!  I thank each and everyone of you for your friendship and your help in making my leadership a “Fun” position to be in.

Share a Smile today,

Joan Wilson

Spotlight on.…Roberta Casaceli, Headquarters Chairman

In 2006 my husband and I decided it was time to retire from the business we had built in Florida. After twenty years we also decided retirement would not be in Florida. Not wanting to return to a cold climate we searched the South and discovered Greenville. It was the perfect choice for us, temperate but not as cold as the North. We are both life-long gardeners, and I joined a garden club right away to meet people of like minds and become a part of my new community. When I saw Kilgore Lewis House I fell in love with it. I got involved first as a docent for many years, later a hostess for rental events, and am presently the Second Vice-President of the Council. This position serves as Headquarters Chairman securing all service contracts necessary to the operation and maintenance of the house. It also means serving as the go-between with personnel and the Board of Directors. All of the wonderful members are a great help with this often weighty position. Along the way I became a Master Gardener which affords me a better understanding of the plants in this beautiful part of the world.


Click here for information on WEDDINGS & EVENTS. Click here for information on the HOUSE & GARDENS. Click here for information on GARDEN CLUBS.
Elegance and spaciousness make the Kilgore-Lewis property a favorite spot for weddings and other events. This lovely house and the spring in its gardens are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Kilgore-Lewis House serves as the headquarters of the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs.

Expecting THE ring soon? Kilgore-Lewis, a truly historic house with 3.5 acres of gardens on a small lake, is the ideal place for a wedding day that will be more beautiful than you can dream in a location that is close to downtown but feels like a secret romantic hideaway! Come see for yourself!

E-mail council@kilgore-lewis.org, call us at 864-232-3020 or drop by on Wednesdays through Fridays during the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


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