Welcome to the

Greenville Council of Garden Clubs!

You are welcome to visit the historic 1830s Kilgore-Lewis House, headquarters of the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs. This is the only historic home open to the public in Greenville. Docent led tours are Wed. Thurs, and Fri. from 10am to 2pm. Tours are free of charge, a donation is appreciated!  The Public Gardens & Accredited Arboretum are open daily during daylight hours.

We are located at 560 N. Academy Street, Greenville, 29601.  Tel. 864.232.3020


The Kilgore-Lewis House will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 in honor of Thanksgiving

We will remain closed through Tuesday, December 5th as we decorate the House for Christmas and will reopen Wednesday, December 6, 2023.
We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Remember our Gardens are always open.

Kilgore-Lewis House Extended Christmas Hours:

December 6, 7, 8 & 9 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sunday, December 10, 1:00 PM – 4: 00 PM
December 13, 14, 15 & 16 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 17 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Kilgore-Lewis House will be closed:

December 18th through Tuesday, January 2, 2024
We will reopen Wednesday, January 3, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Leaf through our Gardening Library

Our new GARDEN LIBRARY is here!  We offer a large variety of gardening themed books. Learn how to tap into the Greenville Library System to download books on your tablet or home computer and have free access to its gardening book and digital media collections.  See the Library Page for details.

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More than just an historic house, Kilgore-Lewis is an inviting place to visit or to hold your special event!


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, an historic house built in 1838 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!

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