Greenville Council of Garden Clubs

Calendar for 2021-2022

Note: Dates are subject to change.  Immediate notification will be given.




2 (Sunday)        Begin sending award  applications

11 ( Wed)          Flower Show Workshop – Columbia

26 (Thursday)  Roof Dedication Ceremony – 2:00 KLH Front lawn

30 (Monday)     GCGC Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m.

                              Council meeting at 11:30 a.m.


1 (Wednesday)  Club and Council Yearbooks All clubs send or bring 2 copies of yearbook to Kilgore-Lewis house on or before due date.  GCGC affiliated clubs also need to send 1 copy to West Piedmont Director (Dot Closs) and 1 copy to State President (Linda Howle)  

8  (Wednesday) Docent Tour of Garden Tour Homes 9-11 a.m.

9 (Thursday) GCSC Board of Directors Meeting, 10-12

                              Columbia, SC.

13-16 (Mon-Thurs)  Flower Show Course #1 – North Augusta, SC

27 (Monday)        GCGC Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m. 

                                Council meeting at 11:30 a.m..

                             Awards Application Update – Debbie Sizemore

30 (Thursday)   Patron’s Party, KLH 6:30 PM


1 (Friday)             Deadline for Club dues and Rosters ($5 per member)

                                Please mail checks made out to GCGC to Lizette Bryan, GCGC Treasurer,

                             560 North Academy Street, Greenville,  SC  29601

1 (Friday)            SC Gardener Deadline –  Winter Issue

1-2 (Fri-Sat)      Fall Garden Tour – Green Valley Area 1-4

7 (Thursday)    NAJCSC Judges Club Meeting, Columbia

8-10 (Fir-Sun)              Scarecrow Contest/Festival – KLH – Sandra Hamann

11 (Monday)        New member contact information due to Joan Wilson by email

15 (Fri)               SC Gardner Deadline – Winter

19-24 (Tues-Sun)  Flower Show, Sumter, SC

25 (Monday)        GCGC Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m.

                                 Council Meeting at 11:30 a.m.

28-7 ( Thurs-Sun) Charleston Fair and Flower Show


1 (Monday)          GCGC New Member Coffee

                               Kilgore-Lewis House, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

4 (Thursday)  “Ikebana” Education Program -Karen laFleur Stewart

11 (Thursday)      Veteran’s Day Celebration, Memorial Garden,

                                 Columbia, SC

15 (Monday)      HS Essay Deadline

25-26(Thu-Fri)     Thanksgiving –  House Closed

29 (Monday)        GCGC Board Meeting at 10 a.m.

                                Council Meeting 11:30 a.m.

30 (Tuesday) Begin Decorating KLH for Christmas – Theme – A Downton Abbey Style Christmas”


1-3(Wed-Fri)        Decorating Kilgore-Lewis House Continues

3  (Friday)             SC Arbor Day Celebration, TBD

3 (Friday)              Christmas Preview Party for members  6:00 – 8:00 p.m  (no charge)

4 -5 (Sat-Sun)      House open for public viewing begins 10-4;           

                             Wed-Sun 10-4 – Dec 8-12 and 15-19th

                             Admission $5; 12 and under free.

10 (Friday)         Deadline for State Awards

                               Applications & Books of Evidence e-mailed

                               to State Awards Chairperson, Betty Wise Jackson

15 (Wednesday)  Deadline for State Grant Applications

20 (Monday)        Take down decorations at KLH (10 a.m.- 3 p.m.) – House closes for the holidays

25 (Saturday)       Christmas Day                                            



5 (Wednesday)     House re-opens after the Holidays

14(Friday)              West Piedmont District Award Applications Due

15 (Sat)                  Deadline SC Gardener – Spring

20 (Thursday)       GCSC Board of Directors Meeting, Riverbanks, Col.

21 (Friday)             SAR Award Application Due

31 (Monday)         GCGC Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m.

                                  Council Meeting at 11:30 a.m..


1 (Tuesday)          Club and Council Presidents’ Reports due

                                 to GCSC President, Linda Howle, WP

                                 District Director, Dot Closs and GCGC  President, Dana Thomason

3 (Thursday)     “Growing Beautiful Peonies – Susan Temple – KLH

19  (Fri)             Great Backyard Bird Count – KLH

28 (Monday)      GCGC Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m.

                               Council Meeting 11:30 a.m.


1 (Tuesday)        Deadline for GCGC Council Awards

1 (Tuesday)        West Piedmont District Meeting, TBD

3 (Thursday)      NAJCSC Meeting, Columbia

20-22 (Sun-Tues)   South Atlantic Regional Meeting, Kentucky

28 (Monday)         GCGC Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m.                                                         

                               Council Meeting at 11:30  a.m..

28-31 (Mon-Thurs) Flower Show School – Columbia Course #2

30 (Wednesday)   State Dues and Rosters due to GCSC Treasurer

                                   Marian Soule, [email protected] ($8 per club member)


15 (Friday)            House closed for Good Friday  

                                  Deadline SC Gardener – Summer

17 (Sunday)          Easter  

20 (Wed)              Board of Directors Meeting, Columbia

21 (Thurs)            State General Membership Meeting, Columbia  

21 (Thurs)            Arbor Day Celebration with the City of Greenville.  KLH gardens.

25 (Monday)        GCGC Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m.

                                Council Meeting at 11:30 a.m.

25 (Monday)        Flower Show Starts   KLH

26 (Tuesday)        Flower Show Judging AM

26-27 (Tues-Wed)Flower Show open to public – Tues PM and Wed 10-2        


5 (Thursday)          NAJCSC Judges Club Meeting, Columbia       

8 (Sunday)              Mother’s Day

17 (Tuesday)       GCGC Celebration Luncheon

                                 Location to be Determined

17-20 (Tues-Fri)       NGC Convention, Orlando, Fla.

31- June 4 (Tues-Sat)    GCSC Tour- Gardens of the Hudson River Valley

31 (Tuesday)          NGC – ESPOMA Grant Deadline


5-11 (Sun- Sat)       National Garden Week   

14-16 (Tues-Th)        NAJCSC Symposium, Columbia

27 (Monday)     GCGC Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m.

                              Council Meeting at 11:30 a.m. July   

3-9 (Sun-Sat)     Camp Wildwood, Kings Mountain, SC

15 (Fri)                 SC Gardener Deadline – Fall

Weather Alert: 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 than other spots. Therefore, in cases of inclement weather, please call Kilgore-Lewis House (232-3020) or our GCGC President, Dana Thomason (270-6071) before risking dangerous driving conditions or a personal slip/fall to attend a meeting at the KL House.