Welcome to the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs

Welcome to the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs! You are most welcome to visit our historic 1830s house for a docent led tour Wed. Thurs, and Fri. from 10am to 2pm. The public gardens & Accredited Arboretum are open daily during daylight hours. Remember to bring a mask to use during your house tour.

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


The Fall Garden Tour 

 September 18 & 19 Friday & Saturday

10am to 4pm daily   Rain or Shine.   

See photos and details on six delightful gardens on tour at  “The Eclectic Gardens of Chanticleer” on our 2020 garden tour pages.  

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BBQ & Bubbly Patrons Party on the Patio will be Thursday, September 17 at 6pm.          BBQ plates, sides, drinks all for $12.50 per person!  Come join the socially distance fun at the Kilgore-Lewis House on September 17!! 

Patron’s Party tickets available soon!



Sara Conner named Outstanding Garden Club Woman of the Year

On Monday, June 29th, Joan Willson, GCGC President held an awards ceremony at the KIlgore-Lewis House. Held on the front lawn to socially distance, club presidents and board members applauded club winners of GCGC Awards with Sara Connor being presented the Lois Russell Bowl for Outstanding Garden Club Women of the Year. After the Awards were presented, Joan conducted the installation of the new President and Board Members. Many thanks to Joan for her years of dedicated service to the GCGC!!

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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, 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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