Ways to get involved in our garden community!
A Listing of GCGC and Local Garden Events
March 4 West Piedmont District Meeting.
To be held on Wednesday, March 4th, at Tucker’s Restaurant in Anderson. Registration opens at 9am with hospitality, vendor shopping and meeting GCSC President Trish Bender. The program “Legacy Pride and A Walk in the Woods” will be given by Julie Vidotto who will share the story of Virginia Callaway, the founder of Callaway Gardens. Julie serves as director of Clemson University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She previously enjoyed a 20-year career in museum and public garden education program administration, with positions at Hillwood Museum in Washington, DC, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC. For the design program, Susan Temple entertain us with “Botanical Beatrix”!, a new “twist” on floral design.
South Atlantic Regional Meeting March 19-20 The SAR meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites on Verdae. A tea will be held at the Kilgore-Lewis House for the Regional Meeting and tour of house and gardens. More detail coming….THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
April 18- 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.
September 17, 6pm to 8pm – Garden Tour Patrons Party. Join us for this family-oriented celebration of the Fall Garden Tour as we honor our homeowners and patrons for 2020. The event will be outside on the patio following social distance guidelines. Tickets are $12 each for a BBQ plate with sides, tea and a glass of bubbly. Stay tuned for more info and how to purchase your tickets online.
September 18 & 19 – The Fall Garden Tour – The Eclectic Gardens of Chanticleer. Six delightful gardens on display for your enjoyment. Social distance guidelines will be followed. Stay tuned for more info and how to purchase your tickets online.
December 4- Arbor Day Celebrations !! Join us from 4-6pm in the grounds as we celebrate Arbor Day with students, parents, teachers, and representatives from, Schneider Tree Care, Trees Upstate, School District of Greenville County and City of Greenville. Third grade students across the county, public and private, 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 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 40 years.
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.