Today’s blog post will be primarily a visual feast. June 1-3, 2018 was the most recent version of the South Carolina Festival of Flowers held in Greenwood, South Carolina. Steve and I happened to be there a few days before the event and had a chance to take photos of some whimsical and gorgeous topiaries and sidewalk displays. They were so much fun and showcased great skill and creativity. It is already on my calendar to be there for this event in 2019, and I urge you to do the same.
Stroll with me down the main street of uptown Greenwood.
When you visit Greenwood, SC, I would strongly suggest that you book your lodging at Inn on the Square. It is within easy walking distance of all the action and features a wonderful restaurant on site. Peach corn muffins, anyone? Also, your stay includes a full breakfast in the comfortable, well-appointed dining room.
Nearby restaurant options include Kickers and The Mill House, or make the short drive to Edgefield and enjoy lunch or dinner at Old Edgefield Grill, housed in a beautiful home originally built in 1907.
Other attractions while you’re in what is referred to as the “Old 96 District” include: Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historic Preservation Site, Emerald Farm (for wonderful goat milk health products as well as a train and hobby shop), Ninety-Six National Historic Site, and the one-of-a-kind National Wild Turkey Federation Museum.
The Old 96 District encompasses the South Carolina counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, McCormack, Laurens and Greenwood. Check out their website if you’re planning a trip to or through that part of the state.