Discover Greenwood's most beautiful home gardens and our very own City Garden.
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Garden Tour Maps will also be available at the Arts Center, 120 Main St., between 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Saturday, 6/22/19
ASSOCIATE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1635 COKESBURY ROAD
Step inside this young prayer garden. You’ll be able to see the freshly planted garden and distinguish it from both the older more naturalized gardens you’ve already seen today. This garden space has been here for years, but the fountain and new plantings are providing a peaceful respite for garden goers. It is the hope of those who are tending it for it to provide an out-of-the-way perfect place to sit and meditate and hear the Lord and hear his nature.
BARKLOW WILDLIFE HABITAT AND TEACHING GARDENS
110 FERRY COVE ROAD
Even if you’ve been here before, there’s always something new to see here. Master Gardener and City Horticulturist, Ann Barklow, has turned her entire yard into a classroom. Come hear all about planting natives, the importance of pollinators, and how to become a Pollinator Champion. If you’re interested in having a Monarch Certified garden, you can learn all about that too. You can also find out what to do with your leaves in the fall and get great composting tips.
CITY GARDEN OF GREENWOOD 510 WEST CAMBRIDGE AVENUE
This beautiful gateway is one of Greenwood’s crowning glories. Rich in history, this garden is quite often the backdrop for prom and wedding photos. Don’t miss the rose garden, the children’s garden, and even a peanut butter tree!
COURTYARD AT SUNDANCE GALLERY
146 MAXWELL AVENUE (LOCATED ON THE REAR)
This small courtyard garden attracts visitors all year long. It’s small size and unique shape has many ideas to offer. Small gardens are fun and can be accomplished rather quickly – perhaps a weekend project. Nearby you will find a meandering City garden behind the splash pad. Both are worth the visit.
DR. BENJAMIN E. MAYS GARDENS AT THE GLEAMNS SITE 237 N. HOSPITAL STREET
Dr. Mays rose to become one of the greatest international leaders of his generation. He is the most prominent citizen ever born in Greenwood County. At this quiet and surprising spot, you will can tour his actual childhood home, the Burns Springs school, as well as a museum in his honor. See the vegetable gardens including actual cotton plants and beautiful flowers surrounding this site.
EMERALD FARM (SATURDAY ONLY) 409 EMERALD FARM ROAD
Just minutes from the heart of Greenwood, this 75-acre gem graced with towering oaks and fruit trees is truly a hidden treasurer. If you’re looking for a little bit of magic, then a trip to this working farm is just what you’re looking for. Iridescent peacocks serenade you and perhaps even put on a display of beautifully preened and spectacularly decorated feathers. You’ll also find Swiss goats and llamas. Other displays include a delightful herb garden and a honey bee observation hive. Find the queen, learn all about what each bee’s role is in the hive, and the dangers of the current honey bee shortage. Bring the children for a ride the train. Plus view the amazing model railroad train museum, and browse their antique and gift shops.
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN MEDIEVAL GARDEN 501 CRESWELL AVENUE EAST
With guidance from retired horticulturalist Klaus Neubner, Immanuel Lutheran’s “Medieval Garden” was created to simulate what was a garden would be like during Martin Luther’s time in Europe. You’ll be impressed with how the plants were as useful as they are decorative. Come take a trip back in time to explore the uniquely decorative botanical garden.
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CATHOLIC CHURCH PRAYER GARDEN, 915 MATHIS ROAD (LOCATED AT THE REAR OF THE CHURCH)
Step inside this tranquil garden and you’ll feel the power of prayer and the healing sense of flowers. This garden is open every day and beckons visitors to come, sit, meditate, and search for answers to all life’s many riddles.
THE MANY GARDENS AT WESLEY COMMONS (SATURDAY ONLY) 1110 MARSHALL ROAD
Park in the main entrance parking lot, and be greeted by tour guides who will drive you by golf cart to the gardens of Wesley Commons. Many of the gardens are tended by the residents. You will see the impressive garden of Helen Bryan, a 92- year old native of Abbeville. You will tour the beautiful indoor gardens, and will also see a rain garden. The highlight of the tour will be the Bonsai garden of Bristol Court. Don’t miss this fun adventure!