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Invitation to the South Atlantic Region Convention of Garden Clubs


The Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc. 

invites you to the  

South Atlantic RegionAL Convention


“Nothing Could be Finer Than to Be in Carolina”

March 19 ~ 20, 2020 

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Greenville, SC 

with special guest speakers:

Neal Sanders 


Dr. Patrick McMillan 

 A great adventure awaits as we share the warmth and beauty of Greenville, a jewel of a city situated in the Foothills region of South Carolina. We’ll gather to honor our South Atlantic Regional Director and National Garden Club President as well as attend fun and educational garden club events. 

One of the highlights of the Convention will be a Tea and Garden Tour where we will honor our special guests Patricia Arndt, SAR Director, and Gay Austin, NGC President. The event will be held at the historic Kilgore-Lewis House which was built in the 1830’s and is headquarters for the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs. The lovely grounds surrounding the house include an accredited Arboretum and Garden habitat. There will also be an optional downtown garden tour featuring two additional gardens with a SC Master Gardener who will be your guide to narrate and answer questions. 

The convention will provide you the opportunity to attend many garden club events such as these must-see programs: 

  • “From the Mountains to the Seashore” design program, highlighting South Carolina and presented by Members of Dimensions in Art, a SC Design Study Group.
  •  Notable Author Neal Sanders, "Gardening will kill you" 
  •  Keynote Speaker & 2019 NGC Award of Excellence Winner Dr. Patrick McMillan, Director of the South Carolina Botanical Garden


The Convention will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center, located at 670 Verdae Boulevard, Greenville, SC 20607 (864-676-9090). We have a special room rate of $139+ tax which includes breakfast, evening drinks, hors d’oeuvres and free parking. This special block of rooms is limited, so please make your hotel reservations early. 

Or for phone reservations call 1-800-218-8712; our Group Name is SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION 2020. 

We look forward to seeing each of you as we welcome Spring to the upstate of South Carolina.