A free Educational Workshop –– Monday, November 20th at the Kilgore-Lewis House
“Creating a Versatile Table Centerpiece” 10:00 am- 12 noon.
Open to non-garden club members so invite a friend! What you should bring: *Container for dining room table *Foam oasis that absorbs water *Forest green florist tape *Scissors/clippers* Apron to protect clothing *Gloves to protect hands *Candles-if you wish *Greens from your garden to share. Holly & other cut greens from the house gardens will be available to use.
The Kilgore-Lewis House is closed Nov 22-23 for Thanksgiving Holidays & Dec 15- Jan 3 for the Christmas Holidays. We reopen January 4, 2018.
** WELCOME** Hessie Morrah Garden Club to the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs!
A message from your Council President….
Where has the time gone?? While we have been busy with the Bridge/Bunko, Belk and Plant Sale fund raisers, I do believe that the holidays sneaked upon us. Starting on November 28th, we will begin decorating our beautiful Kilgore-Lewis House for the Christmas Holidays.**Please mark your calendars and invite friends! Our Holiday Preview Party is December 2nd, 6:30 – 9 PM. The following day, December 3rd, 2-4 PM, our Holiday House Drop-in is open for the Greenville community, clubs, council and friends of the Kilgore-Lewis House.
For our Greenville Council of Garden Clubs, this has been another busy and successful year. I would like to take this opportunity to “Thank You” for your volunteer hours, donations and dedication to our Council. With your help and support, we can keep our house and grounds looking beautiful year- round to share with the community and visitors from around the world. With so much to be thankful for, may all of you have a “Happy Thanksgiving” and a “Merry Christmas.”Share a Smile Today,
Spotlight on….Christine Barnett, Grounds Chairperson
After I retired 6 years ago, I was looking for a volunteer activity. I joined a couple of garden clubs and through them was introduced to the Kilgore-Lewis House. KLH was looking for a new grounds chairperson and I was asked to take on the job. Little did I know I would still be doing it five years later!
The grounds are wonderful to work on as many people before me have set a standard of excellence and creativity that we try to maintain. I meet many interesting people from all over the world who are visiting our city, and we share the wonderful history of the council, historic house, and grounds with them. We get to enjoy the varied species of nature that are drawn the grounds surrounded by city scape including blue heron, hawks, owls, snakes, turtles, and of course squirrels and chipmunks. It is a wonderful area of peace in our growing city.
There is much work to be done year round and we have a loyal group of helpers without whom it would be impossible to care for 5 acres of gardens….. Christine Barnett
|WEDDINGS & EVENTS
||HOUSE & GARDENS
|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 firstname.lastname@example.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.