Ways to get involved in our garden community!
A Listing of GCGC and Local Garden Events
April 11-13– Our State Convention will be held in historic Beaufort, SC. this Spring. Along with the Convention, we will be having a State 12” Miniature Design Flower Show.
April 13- The Native Plant Society’s Spring Sale: located at Conestee Park, 840 Mauldin Road, Greenville. Hours: 8:30 a.m. paid Native Plant Society members only, 9:00 a.m. general public. Sale ends at 1p.m. There will be good selection of native trees, shrubs, perennial wildflowers, vines, ferns, and grasses. 5 guest vendors including Carnivorous Plants, Carolina Wild, Earthen Organics, Natives, By George, and Wildside Garden will be there.
April 25- ARBOR DAY CELEBRATIONS !! Join us from 4-6pm in the grounds as we celebrate Arbor Day with students, parents, teachers, Trees Greenville representatives, Schneider Tree Care, the School District of Greenville County and the City of Greenville. Third grade students across the county, public and private, will participate in a classroom presentation of the Urban Forestry program that focuses on the value of trees in our urban communities. A contest is offered for poems, songs, essays and posters about trees. The GCGC Urban Forestry committee selects winners from each category. First, Second, and Third place winners will be recognized at this program. Winners will receive a tree sapling to plant in their own yards as a reminder of the value of trees. This educational event is important to our mission and to the City of Greenville as a member of Tree City, USA for the last 38 years.
May 4– BBQ & Bubbly Bash on the Patio! Join us for this family-oriented celebration of the Spring Garden Tour as we honor our homeowners and patrons this year. Tickets are $12 each for a BBQ plate with sides, tea and a glass of champagne. For tickets call KLH. Seating is limited.
May 10 & 11– “Garden Greenville! The Spring Garden Walk” Nine delightful gardens in the North Main area will be open from 10am-4pm Friday & Saturday. Tickets are $22 in advance by calling the KLH or $25 at the gardens. Children under 18 are free. From tiny front pocket gardens to shady rooms to a farm style plot in the city, all are fun and worth spending a day or 2 to visit.
June 3– You are invited to enter “Not Your Mama’s Wedding Standard Flower Show June 4. Entries for designs must be preregistered with Margaret McCarter’s (telephone listed on page 1 of the schedule) Joan Wilson is Chairman of the show. Horticulture is to be entered on June 3 rd only for this event. For details see http://www.gardenclubofsc.org/sc-flower-shows/
June 4– NGC Flower Show titled “Not Your Mama’s Wedding” will be on display at the Kilgore-Lewis House from 300pm-400pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Generally the Kilgore-Lewis House will close when weather closes the public schools in Greenville. However, there are times when icing on our property exceeds other areas in the city and other days when we “clear up” more quickly. In cases of inclement weather, please call Kilgore-Lewis House (864.232.3020) before risking dangerous driving conditions or a personal slip and fall to attend a meeting or event at the Kilgore-Lewis House.