A message from your Council President….Joan Wilson

What a fabulous fun Garden Tour on May 11th and 12th.  I would like to say “Thank You” to everyone that took part in the tour.  I received so many compliments on the different garden styles, the participation of the home-owners with visitors and the many gardening ideas that our visitors took with them. We are so thankful that the Lord blessed us with two beautiful days for the tour.

All funds from this tour are used for the maintenance of our beautiful historical Kilgore-Lewis House and Arboretum.

Again, a big “THANK YOU” for our home owners, sponsors, ticket vendors, artist, tour co-chairpersons and our many docents in the gardens that volunteered their time to make the tour a success.

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.


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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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