Jun
1
to Aug 31

Museum Exhibit "50 Blooming Years"

Exhibit Open All Month until August 31! The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate the grand opening of "50 Blooming Years", a historical exhibit about the SC Festival of Flowers.

The Museum welcomes you to this special anniversary exhibit. It will feature artifacts and memorabilia such as the SC Festival of Flowers Princess crown and a coach used in the festivities over the first 30 years.

People are generously sharing their programs, brochures, photos and other items as well as some of the winning creations of the Arts & Craft Show over the years.

So come visit the Museum and explore the SC Festival of Flowers rich history and fond memories. 

The opening celebration for this exhibit will be on Thursday, June 1 with a reception at 5:30 p.m. This event will feature light refreshments and is FREE for the public. 

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National Pollinator Week Celebration - Topiary & Pollinator Garden Tour
Jun
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

National Pollinator Week Celebration - Topiary & Pollinator Garden Tour

  • Main St. & Court Ave. by Velux Panels & Fountain (map)
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The National Pollinator Week Celebration event has been RESCHEDULED to:

Thursday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. 

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Join us in celebrating National Pollinator Week with a special event on Thursday, June 29 at 6:00 pm at the Velux Panels near the Water Fountain at Court Ave. and Main St.

Brochures, pollinator seeds donated from Park Seed, and a Pollinator Plant list will be available to attendees.  Participants will also get to tour several of the City of Greenwood’s Pollinator gardens and topiaries.

Bee City USA fosters ongoing dialogue in urban areas to raise awareness of the role pollinators play in our communities and what each of us can do to provide them with healthy habitat.


The Bee City USA program endorses a set of commitments, defined in a resolution, for creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet. Communities that participate are provided numerous benefits, including improving local food production and addressing pest control issues less toxically.


ncorporated cities, towns, counties and communities across America are invited to make these commitments and become certified as a Bee City USA affiliate. For more information refer to www.beecityusa.org.

Hosted by:
Lakelands Beekeepers Association & Greenwood In Bloom

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Wesley Commons Bridge Luncheon
Jun
29
9:00am 9:00am

Wesley Commons Bridge Luncheon

Wesley Commons will host its annual Ladies Bridge Luncheon from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29th in Asbury Hall.

Ladies are required to sign up for a table of four and each will rotate to other tables throughout the day to enhance the social aspect of the event. During check-in, there will be morning refreshments as well as a schedule given for seating arrangements and tickets for a chance at numerous door prizes. A lunch break from 12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m. will feature a luncheon to include wine and dessert.

Play resumes at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third-place high scorers and door prizes will be drawn.

Cost is $15 per person. 

For information, contact Wesley Commons at (864) 227-7221

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“It’s A Blooming Good Time!” Ladies Night at Belk
Jun
22
5:30pm 5:30pm

“It’s A Blooming Good Time!” Ladies Night at Belk

Ready to have a blooming good time...shopping?

Come out to Belk and celebrate summer and the 50th SC Festival of Flowers with a fun and fashionable celebration of what’s awesome in fashion right now! 

Enjoy special discounts and giveaways, wine, hors d'oeuvres, and music. The first 100 shoppers will receive a goodie bag brimming with coupons and gifts. So grab your girlfriends and visit Belk to shop 'til you drop! So come celebrate with us in style. 

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Tiger Team Fan Day
Jun
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Tiger Team Fan Day

The Greater Greenwood Clemson Club Invites you to Tiger Team Fan Day!

All the C-L-E-M-S-O-N fun will be at the Tiger Topiary in Uptown Greenwood.

Friday, June 16
5:30 p.m. 

Bring your Clemson friends and family to meet the athletes, coaches and cheerleaders!  This has become a proud Clemson fan tradition here in Greenwood during the SC Festival of Flowers and we would love to have you join us!

Get autographs, connect with your fellow fans and meet the Clemson players, coaches and cheerleaders. For more information, please contact Ann Hunter at 864-229-4915.

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Greenwood Community Theatre Performance
Jun
16
to Jun 25

Greenwood Community Theatre Performance

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Dates and Show Times:
June 16, 17, 23, 24  
7:30 PM
June 17, 18, 24, 25  
2:00 PM

Tickets:
Adults $22, Seniors/Military $20, Students $16, Children 12 and under $12
Call the box office at 864.229.5704 or visit Greenwood Community Theatre. 

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. 

Greenwood Community Theatre
110 Main Street
Greenwood, SC 29646
(864) 229-5704

 

 

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Junior Open Tennis Tournament
Jun
16
to Jun 18

Junior Open Tennis Tournament

Friday, June 16 thru Sunday, June 18
Greenwood Country Club

South Carolina Tournament Level 3 hosted by the Greenwood Country Club                  

Sanctioned: USTA, STA, SCTA
Awards:
Trophies to winners and runners up in all age divisions for boys and girls 10 through 18 in both singles and doubles. Many top-ranked junior tennis players throughout the state play in the SC Festival of Flowers championship matches.

The SC Festival of Flowers Junior Tournament has been around since 1981. This is a SC Level 3 Junior Tournament held at the Greenwood Country Club.  Last year we had 89 participants but have had as many as over 100 in the years past. 

We play at the Greenwood Country Club, Lander University and Gatewood Club during the weekend.  Each participant receives a player gift, lunch on Saturday, the use of the GCC swimming pool during tournament hours and lots of match play.

This tournament is for ages 10 - 18 years of age.  The Tournament website to register is www.usta.com and go to the tournament link and input the 

Tournament ID # 704113117.  Registration begins 4/18/17 and closes 6/14/17 at 5:00pm.  Tournament Dates are June 16 - 19, 2017.  We reserve Friday in case we need to begin play for the larger events, but play will not begin before 4pm (but usually around 5:30pm).  Saturday we begin play at 8:30 AM and Sunday play begins at 9:00 AM and is usually for those involved in the Final Rounds.  Occasionally, we may have to play more than the Final Rounds depending on what the weather did for us throughout the weekend.

 For any questions please call the Greenwood Country Club Tennis Pro Shop at 864-942-8863 or email gcctennis@greenwoodcountryclub.com 

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*Monday, June 19 will be used for rain day*

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"Hats Off to the 50th" Ladies Luncheon
Jun
15
10:45am10:45am

"Hats Off to the 50th" Ladies Luncheon

A SC Festival of Flowers tradition, this year’s luncheon is sure to entertain and inspire.

Hats Off to Our 50th Celebration

Wear your most special and beautiful hat to this year's 50th Anniversary Celebration and Flower Power Ladies Luncheon.

Welcome cash bar reception starts at 10:45 am with Mimosas, Wine and Champagne. 
Fantastic door prizes too!

Keynote speaker: Glenda Doles of Personally Speaking.

Glenda has been described as “very contagious and pleasantly outrageous!”  She is rapidly becoming one of the most requested speakers on the circuit throughout the Southeast United States and delights audiences with her humor and heart!  

STANDING OVATION
How can one woman have this much talent?
Motivational, educational and hilarious! The thunderous applause and standing ovation said it all. 

— Administrative Professionals Conference CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina,

Glenda is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She was recruited by Duke Energy (formerly Duke Power) upon her graduation and had a very successful 37-year career.  During her tenure with Duke, she held numerous positions in Marketing, Sales, Community Affairs and Public Relations.  At the time of her retirement in 2003, Glenda was Manager of the Retiree Affairs Division and led one of the most successful Corporate Retiree Volunteer Programs in the Nation.  She currently is an officer and member of the Retiree Board of Directors and was named Retiree Volunteer of the year.

She has become very well known on the speaking circuit by developing presentations that speak to the issues of today … both in the business world and in personal life. 

Individual tickets are $30 per person or $240 for a table of eight. 

For Sponsor level recognition and to reserve a table of 8, there are these options:

  • Platinum Sponsors - $800
  • Gold Sponsors - $550
  • Silver Sponsors - $350
  • Exhibit Table Sponsor - $150 (includes 2 tickets)

For more information contact:
Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce
110 Phoenix Ave.
Greenwood, SC 29649
864-889-9313

Sponsored by:

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Jun
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Flag Day Celebration

Please join us as we celebrate Flag Day 2017.

The John Paul II Assembly will sponsor the Greenwood SC Festival of Flower's Flag Day Ceremony at the town square in front of Howard's on Main Street at 6 PM on Sunday, June 11.

State Senators and the Mayor will be guests of honor. Father Tebalt will open the ceremony with a prayer and will be the guest speaker.

 

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Aviation Expo 2017
Jun
10
12:00pm12:00pm

Aviation Expo 2017

Gates open at 12:00 p.m.
Air Show

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Greenwood County Airport is home to the annual Aviation Expo and is presented in partnership with the SC Festival of Flowers, Greenwood County and the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1023. The Theme of the Expo this year is "Salute to Veterans - Through the Ages."

The Expo is a fly-in for general aviation and an Air Show allowing the general public to enjoy all aspects of aviation.  We enjoy introducing and promoting aviation to all ages. This passion is reflected in our slogan - Flying, Family and Fun!  

Join us for a great family outing and take plane, helicopter and Monster Truck rides, view the Antique Car Show, R/C plane demonstrations, see the Military Vehicles, listen to a jazz ensemble and music through the ages, and partake from numerous food and dessert vendors.

Come early to watch the arrival of extraordinary aircraft, and stay through our finale, one of the finest Air Shows in the southeast! If you fly-in, you are part of the show, so there will be no entry fee. Plan to fly-in or drive-in to make our show the greatest show ever!

$10 Per Vehicle Parking Fee
Visit: aviationexpo.net

*The Aviation Expo and Air Show is a rain or shine event, but the safety of pilots and attendees is paramount. Inclement weather may occasionally delay flying activities, but every effort will be made to produce the event unless safety margins cannot be met.

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Bee Buzzin' Bike Tour
Jun
10
8:00am 8:00am

Bee Buzzin' Bike Tour

Join us for one of the most popular summer events in South Carolina - our Bee Buzzin' Bike Tour!

This ride takes you through the scenic roads of Greenwood County. Rain or shine, the ride is flat to rolling hills. There will be a 55 mile, 30 mile and 20 mile loop.  SAG Support provided and route support by Greenwood Motorcycle Club.Your ride ends with lunch and beverages at Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce.

Entry Fee:
$30 by June 8th
$40 after June 8th and day of ride

Register online at Eventbrite.com:
Bee Buzzin’ Bike Tour - SC Festival of Flowers

Dri-Fit Performance shirt and lunch at Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce guaranteed to all pre-registrants!

Packet pick-up the morning of the event starting at 7 AM.  Snacks and beverages provided.

Your ride ends with lunch and beverages at Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce.

 

Sponsored By:

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Men's Invitational Amateur & Senior Championship Golf Tournament
Jun
9
to Jun 11

Men's Invitational Amateur & Senior Championship Golf Tournament

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This tournament is one of the South’s premier golf tournaments.

The Patriot at Grand Harbor Golf & Yacht Club is proud to be hosting this event and we are striving to make it again one of the best amateur events in the upstate.

The tournament is 36-Hole stroke play with a starting select field of 60+ players. 

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5K Run Results
Jun
7
to Jun 11

5K Run Results

5K Run Results - 2017

Congratulations!

1    Carson Strom    17:04.3    M Overall

2    Julie Seymour    19:47.8    F Overall

3    Jeremy Hodges    19:55    M Overall

4    Braylon Reier    19:56    M Ages 11-14

5    Dan Luke    20:17.8    M Master Overall

6    Matthew Hanna    21:15.7    M Ages 11-14

7    Shelby Seymour    21:42    F Overall

8    Joshua Chapman    21:59.7    M Ages 15-19

9    Debbie Flynn    22:48.1    F Master Overall

10    George Luke    23:25.6    M Master Overall

Thank you for entering!

CLICK HERE to join us next year on Saturday, June 2, 2018!

Sponsored by:

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Greenwood Festival Chorale Performance
Jun
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

Greenwood Festival Chorale Performance

Join us for a Classic Broadway Performance

The Greenwood Festival Chorale celebrates SC Festival of Flowers 50th Anniversary with Classic Broadway. A concert of beloved Broadway show tunes from Tin Pan Alley to  Lion King. The centerpiece of the concert will be 100 Years of Broadway, a fabulous 45 minute revue that spans over 50 years of great melodies!  

The concert will also include a newly arranged choral medley based on the most familiar songs from George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess. An instrumental ensemble will accompany the chorale too.

Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase from Chorale members, the Arts Center in Uptown Greenwood and at the door the evening of the performance.

For more information, visit GreenwoodFestivalChorale.org

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Jun
6
to Jun 11

The Flotilla Winners

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Congratulations to our 2017 Flotilla Boat Winners!

Overall Winner

Boat 6 - Grand Harbor Homeowners Association

In the Business Category

1st Place Winner
Boat 4 - Susan Long Realty
2nd Place
Boat 2 - The Bradshaw Group

Homeowners Category

Winner
Boat 6 - Grand Harbor Homeowners Association

Individual Category

1st Place Winner
Boat 1 - Joe Chabra / Kazmarski Family
2nd Place
Boat 5 - Becky McIntosh

People’s Choice

Boat 1 - Joe Chabra / Kazmarski Family

 

Sponsored by:

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Jun
6
to Jun 11

Photography Contest Winners

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2017 Photography Contest Winners

Award Winners:

ADVANCED BLACK & WHITE

First Place          
Andi Sinclair                      
N. Augusta, SC          

Second Place     
Ben Parks                          
Greenwood, SC   

Third Place         
Nicole Calhoun              
Hodges, SC          

Honorable Mention    
Luigi Boccuto                   
Greenwood, SC    

ADVANCED COLOR

First Place          
Casey Szozinski              
N. Augusta, SC     

Second Place     
Deborah Gamba              
N. Augusta, SC          

Third Place         
Judy Holmes                     
Trenton, SC                

Honorable Mention     
Sandra Simmons             
Martinez, GA              

Honorable Mention  
Rebecca Olsen                 
Newberry            

Honorable Mention     
Lisa Wiecki                        
Greenwood, SC         

BASIC

First Place          
Ginny McManis               
Greenwood, SC         

Second Place     
Fatima Butler                   
Wake Forest, NC       

Third Place         
Jessica Cooley                  
Greenwood, SC    

Honorable Mention     
Heather Martin              
Anderson, SC             

Honorable Mention      
Tracy Reynolds                 
Greenwood, SC         

Honorable Mention   
Anna Brawley                   
Martinez, GA              

Honorable Mention   
Melissa Cook                   
Greenwood, SC         

SPONSORED BY:

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Juried Youth Art Show & Exhibition
Jun
5
to Jun 9

Juried Youth Art Show & Exhibition

Presented by the Arts Council of Greenwood County

The South Carolina Festival of Flowers Juried Youth Art Show was established in 2015, as a sanctioned event in coincidence with the Festival, with funding attributed to an established endowment in the name of the late, Virginia Self. 

The show will be on display in the reception hall at The Arts Center of Greenwood and will include works by regional youth artists (K-12).

For more information, contact: Jennifer A. Smith at artscentergwd@gmail.com or call 864.388.7800 or 864.323.2109.

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony:
Thursday, June 1st from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Awards will be presented at 6:00 p.m.

Our hours for the main weekend of the SC Festival of Flowers are:

Thursday, June 1st | 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday, June 2nd | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Saturday, June 3rd | 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Our general hours throughout the month of June are:

Mon - Fri | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

*Please note: NO 3D ARTWORK on display on Saturday, June 10th due to facility rental

 

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Juried Art Show & Exhibit
Jun
5
to Jun 11

Juried Art Show & Exhibit

Presented by the Arts Council of Greenwood County

The 50th Anniversary SC Festival of Flowers Juried Art Show is a sanctioned event hosted annually by The Arts Center of Greenwood in partnership with the SC Festival of Flowers. The exhibit celebrates it's 11th year in The Arts Center's main gallery in 2017 and will feature work from artists all over South Carolina and divisions of the southeast.

For more information, contact, Jennifer A. Smith at artscentergwd@gmail.com or call 864.388.7800 or 864.323.2109.

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony:
Saturday, June 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Awards will be presented at 6:00 p.m.

Our hours for the main weekend of the SC Festival of Flowers are:

Thursday, June 1st | 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday, June 2nd | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Saturday, June 3rd | 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Our hours throughout the month of June are:

Mon - Fri | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

*Please note: NO 3D ARTWORK on display on Saturday, June 10th due to facility rental.

Presented by the Arts Council of Greenwood County, join us for the Youth & Juried Artists’ exhibit reception. Awards will be presented at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited and admission is free!

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Jun
4
1:00pm 1:00pm

Cokesbury College Tour & Ice Cream Social

The Cokesbury College Historical & Recreational Commission, will provide tours of Cokesbury College from 1:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Visitors will see all the recent restoration efforts, both inside and outside of the College building.

Commissioners, acting as tour guides, will discuss the Commission’s short and long-range plans for enhancing access to and community use of the College and grounds.  In addition, Commissioners will discuss planned restoration of other elements of the Cokesbury Community, including the Chapel and the original General Store and Post Office buildings which are located across the street from the College.

Cokesbury College was built in 1854 and opened as one of the earliest Masonic Female Collegiate Institutes in the rural southeast.  Cokesbury College is the centerpiece of the original 19th century utopian Cokesbury Community.  The College building and grounds are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and are maintained and managed by the Cokesbury College Historical and Recreational Commission.

Historic Cokesbury College
Although Cokesbury feels a bit “off the beaten path” today, it was once one of the most prominent communities in the upper part of South Carolina. At its peak, it was a thriving hub of education for the entire state, and many influential South Carolinians called it home. From Tabernacle to Cokesbury The story of Cokesbury began when visionaries in the Tabernacle Community decided to build a new school. After much deliberation, a public meeting was held on July 4, 1824 to promote the idea of develop-ing a new village around the new school’s location. The name of the new village: Mount Ariel.

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Garden Tours
Jun
4
1:00pm 1:00pm

Garden Tours

Discover Greenwood's most beautiful home gardens and our very own City Garden.

Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Absolutely Free!

For directions, please pick up our SC Festival of Flowers Official Program at the Arts Center in the Federal Building at 120 Main Street or the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce, 110 Phoenix Street, Greenwood, SC.

Nelson Smith Home

407 Powers Avenue

More than 30 Japanese maple trees thrive in this garden, living alongside a wide variety of hydrangeas, azaleas, and camellias. Nelson Smith’s lavish garden is filled with many surprises, one of which is a deliciously fragrant Orange Flowering Tea Olive that offers a delicate citrus aroma. Another surprise Mr. Smith’s garden includes is an heirloom weather vane inherited from his Aunt Blanche McCall from Providence, Rhode Island. In an ancient willow tree over 100 years old, a full-length mirror hangs 20 feet high, reflecting a gently turning windmill. Suspended in another tree is a majestic piece of Chesapeake Bay driftwood decorated with weathered seashells. Wind chimes deliver cheerful melodies, and a gently flowing fountain adds harmony to the relaxing scene. In the gentle curves of shrubs and flowerbeds, benches coax visitors to reflect on the gardener’s hard work and nature’s beauty. A few other water features hide in the garden’s recesses, providing tranquil sounds of serenity and peaceful escape. Another interesting secret this garden keeps is that the stones bordering the walkway were initially used to balance ships in England in the 1900’s, and made their way here by way of Charleston, South Carolina. You will find yourself wanting to learn more about the evolution of this garden, especially one of the most well-kept secrets this garden boasts: a decorative wrought iron piece originally used in the film, “The Color Purple.”

South Carolina ETV’s Emmy Award-winning television show “Making It Grow” televised an episode of the garden, resulting in many letters and calls requesting that the garden be reopened for additional tours. This garden is handicap accessible and smoke free.

Berely Dye Home

1109 Brannon Street

Guarded by a large stone Greyhound dog statue near uptown Greenwood, Mr. Berely Dye’s unique vision and design style is on display in his one-of-a-kind garden. Mr. Dye’s ornate style is unlike any other, and includes stunning flower beds and ornamental containers, decorative driftwood, garden art and statues, water features, and even a few budding surprises. Don’t miss Mr. Dye’s amazing display of horticultural talent.

The McClary Home

109 Friendfield Lane

Travelling through the impressive stone archways and rolling green fields of quietly grazing horses to the McClary’s estate transports you to another world, where in a serene valley a transplanted historic Chinese Chippendale house, with features inspired by famed cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale, boasts a thoughtfully-designed array of gardens. There is a garden of almost every type within its boundaries, including a water garden, formal beds, shade plantings, a cutting garden, and a vegetable plot. A matching Chippendale garden shed combines with the house to form the framework for a garden that has been carefully tended by a passionate horticultural artist. You don’t want to miss this gorgeous estate’s striking garden displays.
 

The Elsley Home

520 Bryte Street

Smooth stone pathways meander through this informal one-acre shade garden, creating a peaceful place for reflection for its loving homeowners for the past 35 years.  Several majestic native oak trees provide cool shade for the Elsley’s garden, which is imperative during intense South Carolina summer heat.  Flourishing in the shadow of these oaks is a layer of smaller evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs, including several large Japanese maples, camellias, rhododendrons, and hydrangeas. The fully shaded ground level provides ideal conditions for an extensive range of herbaceous perennials, including hellebores (a flowering evergreen sometimes called a winter rose or Christmas rose, despite not being from the rose family), hostas (hardy, shade-loving perennials also known as plantain lilies), and lush ferns. A small kitchen garden that requires limited sunlight produces fresh herbs and greens for the home. Two Victorian Stumperies - a popular new feature using pieces of driftwood - create a striking architectural environment for displaying shade-loving plants. Antique English chimney pots and "mushroom-like" staddle stones add further design appeal to this urban landscape. The Elsley’s entire garden is served by an irrigation system with sprinkler heads mounted on tree trunks 15' above the ground.
Beautiful, moss-covered stone steps lined with sumptuous potted plants invite visitors to enjoy this diverse range of horticultural genius. This garden reflects the homeowner’s professional and personal interests, and provides year-round functional and decorative appeal to their ranch-style brick home.

City of Greenwood Garden

510 West Cambridge Avenue

The idea for a City Garden was originated and developed by the Men’s Garden Club. The land was donated by Greenwood Mills to the City of Greenwood and adopted by the Men’s Garden Club in 1989. The addition of the gazebo, two bridges with hand rails, and two park benches began in 1991. In 1994, a tea-rose garden (made possible by Wayside Gardens) was installed followed by several trees and a large trellis covered with climbing roses.

Although the Men’s Garden Club has since dissolved, several former members and friends of the garden came together as the City Garden Club in 2013 with the singular mission of restoring the garden to its former beauty and building a base of volunteers for its continued maintenance. This year the garden will feature a completely renovated Rose garden and Children’s garden thanks to the support of a wide range of individuals, companies, non-profits, garden clubs and the City of Greenwood. The perennial beds have been “adopted” by individuals and garden clubs who do all the work to maintain their beauty.

One of Greenwood’s most beautiful public places it is often used for such events as weddings, picnics, reunions, photo shoots, and as an attraction for visitors to the Festival of Flowers. This horticultural display provides beauty from early spring through late autumn while educating and entertaining the public.

Pick up our Official SC Festival of Flowers Souvenir Program
For
 more information and the GPS addresses of the gardens, please pick up one of our Official Programs.  You'll find them throughout Uptown Greenwood, the Arts Center in the Federal Building and the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce office at 110 Phoenix Street.


 
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Jun
4
1:00pm 1:00pm

Little Miss & Wee Little Miss Contest - Flotilla on Lake Greenwood

Enter Today!

Little Miss & Wee Little Miss Flotilla Contests

 

2017 Little Miss Flotilla, 6 - 10 years old
2017 Wee Little Miss Flotilla, 2 - 5 years old  
2:00 p.m.
Registration
1:00 p.m.

Bringing back this popular event to Celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

Bringing back this popular event to Celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

An Event of the SC Festival of Flowers Flotilla on Lake Greenwood

Sunday, June 4, 2017
1:30 p.m - 5:00 p.m. 

Fellowship Camp & Conference Center
457 Camp Fellowship Road
Waterloo, SC

Music by Greenwood’s very own:
The Bonnie Situation

SUMBIT YOUR CHILD'S ENTRY TODAY!

Contestant Information:

  • 2017 Little Miss Flotilla, 6 - 10 years old
  • 2017 Wee Little Miss Flotilla, 2 - 5 years old  
  • All registrants will receive a # at registration.
  • There will be a 1st and 2nd place in each division.
  • Winners will receive a sash in recognition of their achievement.
  • All participants (who do not place) will receive a rose for entering.
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Benjamin Mays Historic Site Tour
Jun
4
10:00am10:00am

Benjamin Mays Historic Site Tour

Sunday, June 4 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The site contains Dr. Mays' birth home which was removed from its original location in Epworth in southeast Greenwood County and furnished with circa 1900 furniture. In addition, the site has a barn-like structure that serves as a modern museum and theater.

Visitors will find a large collection of his books, writings, films, speeches, and personal items. The third building on site is the original Burns Springs one-room African-American school, originally located in Epworth. The yard surrounding the home site is reminiscent of a 1900s era sharecropper homestead that includes a cedar post clothes line, wash pot with rinsing tubs, chopping block, tree swing, old well, an original outhouse, and a family garden. The homestead is accented with a cotton field.

 

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Dinosaur Discovery Exhibit
Jun
4
10:00am10:00am

Dinosaur Discovery Exhibit

A Prehistoric Journey Where Dinosaurs Ruled!

The Museum is thrilled very excited about our summer exhibit this year, Dinosaur Discovery. It comes to us from the Virginia Museum of Natural History, and includes a life-size Triceratops, a large digging pit that kids can actually dig up fossils in, and an extensive maze that explores the habitats of dinosaurs. 

Come visit us and step back in time on our second floor of The Museum. Lots of wonder for both kids and adults!  

Admission is free.

The Museum is open to the public
Wednesdays – Saturdays
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Jimmy Self Junior Golf Tournament
Jun
4
8:00am 8:00am

Jimmy Self Junior Golf Tournament

The 22nd Jimmy Self Junior Golf Tournament is a junior specific tournament designed to introduce great players and students to college programs across the southeast. Players will be accepted based on their respective High School Championship individual finishes. Only 2018 graduates and later classes are permitted to apply. The field size is 84 players (boys and girls) and will be filled according to State Championship results. The exemption lists are published on the tournament site .Players are eligible from SC, NC, GA, and AL. Coaches will be invited to attend and all results will be sent to Golf Week and National Junior Golf Scoreboard. 

Field Exemptions: 
SC Boys (Spring 2017): 5A, 4A, 3A,- Top 10
2A, 1A Scisa- Top 5 that apply. 
SC Girls (Fall 2016): 5A, 4A, 3A- Top 10 that apply, Scisa - Top 4 that apply. 
Out of State and AT LARGE Eligibility: 
25 spots + any SC vacancies are reserved for out of state high school top finishers and committee exemptions based on state rankings and NJGS rankings. 

The Invitational is named for Jimmy Self, former Chairman-of-the-Board for Greenwood Mills, who died in 1995. Mr. Self served as captain of the golf team at Clemson in 1964 & 65, was on the South Carolina Golf Association Board from 1969-71 and was generous to the game of golf in the years that followed. The parties involved felt this tournament would be a great tribute to the man that gave so much to golf.

Visit the SCJGA website for more information.

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The Beach Dance
Jun
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Beach Dance

  • Piedmont Tech's James Medford Family Event Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Returning to our 50th Celebration...the Beach Dance!

Featuring the awesome sounds of the Swingin' Medallions Reunion Band.

Doors Open at 6:45 p.m. 
Free Shag Lessons starting at 7:00 p.m. 
Shag Contest too!

Tickets are:
VIP Table: $400
Table of 8: $250
Individual Ticket: $35
You must be at least 21 years of age.
Cash Bar Only | No Coolers 

Call the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce for tickets, 864-223-8431 or email: info@scFestivalofFlowers.org

Sponsored by:

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46th Annual Antique & Auto Show
Jun
3
9:30am 9:30am

46th Annual Antique & Auto Show

Hosted by Emerald City Region, AACA
Benefits Greenwood County Veterans Center
Pre-registration for Vehicles - $15, Day of Show - $20
Awards by Popular Vote and Member Judging
Info: Jim, 864-506-3042 or Eric, 864-223-0541

Free for spectators.

To Register: Visit the or call Jim Frederic at 864-506-3042 or call Eric Williams at 864-223-0541.

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Kidfest 2017
Jun
3
9:00am 9:00am

Kidfest 2017

Get ready for a wildly entertaining show, "Dakota and Friends!" 

Join us for a WILD, unique and educational experience with our featured performer, “Dakota and Friends,” the ultimate dinosaur entertainer with six different dinosaurs, exploding volcanoes, natural habitats for the dinosaurs and much more!

Dakota and Friends is a dinosaur roadshow with a mission! Our mission is to get our dinosaurs to any and all the kids who want to see them. We have realistic Dinosaurs that we use for entertainment and education.

We also offer unique Dinosaur programs that can bring out the curiosity in any child of any age. From a Hatching Baby Dinosaur to a dinosaur that can dance, to a T. Res Head big enough to swallow you whole.

In addition, this year's Kidfest will feature games, interactive activities, emergency vehicles, face painting, plus the splash pad for kids to play in, and many different performances for everyone to enjoy.

9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon, Saturday, June 3

Sponsored by:

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Shakespeare in the Park, "As You Like It."
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Shakespeare in the Park, "As You Like It."

Friday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. & Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Presented by:
Wild Hare Productions
Play starts at 8:00 p.m. 

With an extra special pre-show 30-minute musical performance by Ben Bagwell.

Bring your own lawn chair, picnic blanket and picnic basket.
Ticket prices: $10

Tickets can be purchased at Wyatt Farms in Greenwood, SC.
(864) 229-6252

For more information, call 864-337-4169

Spring & Fall Hours
Monday - Saturday
9 am - 6 pm
Summer & Winter Hours
Monday - Saturday
9 am - 5 pm
Closed on Sundays!

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Topiaries & Tastings Wine Walk
Jun
2
5:30pm 5:30pm

Topiaries & Tastings Wine Walk

Join us for our 8th Annual Topiaries and Tastings Wine Walk in Uptown Greenwood.

You'll taste some of the most exceptional wines at our local Uptown restaurants and merchants. This fun and lively wine walk includes local music at many of the stops and a great view of the topiaries.

Registration begins at 5:15 p.m. at the Arts Center in the Federal Building in Uptown Greenwood. You’ll receive your souvenir wine glass and your wine walk map for visiting these fine, local businesses:

  • VOILÁ! Bridal and Formal
  • Main & Maxwell
  • Flynn’s On Maxwell Uptown Wine & Beer
  • Thayer’s Furniture and Fine Gifts
  • Allura Bella Boutique
  • Sugar Boutique
  • The Frilly Frog
  • Blossom Shoes & Such
  • Main Street Market
  • The Bradshaw Group
  • Fig Fine Invitations & Gifts
  • The Museum
  • Wade’s on Waller
  • Think Tank on Main
  • Sweet Teas Children's Boutique

So come stroll our Signature Topiary Display, enjoy fine wines, listen to music and visit our local merchants.

TICKETS:
$25 in advance, $35 day of event and includes souvenir wine glass-pick-up at registration. 

NOTE: You must be 21 or over and show an ID. According to our city ordinances, we require that you consume your tasting in the businesses. Walking with any wine in your glass is strictly prohibited on the sidewalks or streets. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and contributing to a fun and enjoyable evening tasting wines provided by the SC wineries and Flynn’s on Maxwell in our beautiful Uptown among the topiaries. Drink responsibly.
Thank you!

Sponsored by:

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Music at the Market
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Music at the Market

  • Uptown Greenwood Market (map)
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50th Celebration Outdoor Concert

There is no better place to enjoy an outdoor concert and fantastic music by seasoned musicians than at our Uptown Greenwood Market. Featuring the Lakelands best acoustic talents brought to you by Ashby Stokes & Friends! Absolutely FREE.

Friday, June 2nd
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Jake Bartley


Friday, June 2nd
2 p.m. -5 p.m. 
Ashby Stokes

Saturday, June 3rd
12 Noon -2:00 p.m.
RG & Stan

Saturday, June 3rd
2 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Keller Ridgeway

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