In the District

The GCSC, Inc.  Fall Tour

Two-Day Tour

October 6th and 7th 2017

 Aiken, Beech Island, and Graniteville,
             South Carolina
 $75.00 per person includes two days of
    beautiful and historical tours.

(slight change in schedule each day, Plan to tour both days).

  Friday Night Reception with Speaker,
           Saturday BBQ lunch
 You can purchase Raffle tickets for a
  beautiful 6 nights seven days beach
 trip to Edisto, SC. (2018) $10.00 per

ticket 3/$25.00.
(4 bedrooms, 3 baths, golf cart, bikes, beach chairs, short walk to beach, out door shower).

           Fall Garden Tour and Raffle Fundraiser
                   Benefits The GCSC, Inc.
    (Fall Tour Hosted by the Aiken Garden Club Council)
                      Ticket Order Form
     The GCSC, Inc “Historical Aiken, Beech Island and
                     Graniteville Tour”
*Name: (Please Print)____________________________________
Name of Garden Club of which you are a
Number of tickets:____________@ $75.00 each
Check Number:__________________
Phone Number:____________________E-mail__________________
*Name(s) of Guest(s) accompanied by Garden Club Member for
this ticket

Tickets order form, Checks, and Self-addressed stamped envelope must be received by September 30, 2017
No refunds after September 30th, 2017
Reception Party October 6th from 5:00-7:00 (Historical Museum)
Tours (Friday 6th and Saturday 7th ) and Buckwheat’s BBQ Luncheon. Oct. 7th .
$75.00 all inclusive
Make checks payable to GCSC Garden Tour 2017. Mail checks to:
Joyce Anderson, 128 Burkwood Place, Aiken, SC 29801. , 803 648-2177. Include your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail and club name. Directions to event to follow via mail or e-mail. Questions: Call Kathy New at 803 593-9842 or

We suggest: Comfortable shoes and no children under 12, guest must be accompanied by a SC Garden Club Member, no strollers, some locations are not handicapped accessible.

*By completing this form and purchasing this (These) tickets(s), I and my guest hereby acknowledge liability and release the Aiken Garden Club Council and GSCS, Inc. from any and all liability of injuries, loss or damage to personal property that may arise in the event of my (our) participation in the Oct. 6th & 7th Aiken Fall Tour. By purchasing the ticket (s), I and my guests (s) named above also express understanding and intent to enter into this Release and Waiver of Liability willingly and voluntarily.

                Friday: Tour 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
 Reception Party: Historical “Banksia” Museum 5 PM to 7:00
   6:15 PM: Museum Speaker: Brenda Barratto: “History of

Registration: 8:30a-4:00p Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th 8:30-1:00 at the Aiken Historical “Banksia” Museum. 433 Newberry St. SW, Aiken, SC 29801, .

Friday: 9:00a-7:00p: Four private Aiken homes and garden
tours (9:00a-4:00p) Rose Hill Estate Garden only, 9:00a-
4:00p, Hopelands Gardens 9:30 am-dusk, Rye Patch Tour and
Rose Garden, (Hopelands Gardens), 10:00a-1:00p, Green
Boundary Private Club Tour, (9:30-4:00),Jenks Farmer’s Farm
and Gloria’s Garden, 9:00a-4:00p,  Redcliffe Plantation
House and Garden, 9:30-4:00 (home guided tour 10, 11, Noon,
1, 2),  Steve Arthur’s Orchids  Nursery/Greenhouses
Tour,9:30a-4:00p, Property of Woodrum’s Garden 9:30a-4:00p,
Aiken Visitors Center Train Station, 10:00a-5:00p, Tour of
Aiken Historical Museum, Reception and Speaker at
Historical Museum 5:00p-7:00p. Refreshments provided at
various locations.
               Saturday: Tour 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Four private Aiken homes,9:00a-4:00p, Rose Hill  Estate
Gardens only:  Morning 9:30a-12:00 noon, Hopelands Gardens:
Thoroughbred Hall of Fame Tour 9:30a-1:00p, Doll House
9:30a-1:00p,  Aiken Visitors Center and Train Station
9:00a-2:00p, Jenks Farmer’s Gardens and Gloria’s Garden,
9:30a-4:00p,  Historical “Banksia” Museum and Gardens,
9:30a-4:00p, Redcliffe Plantation Gardens and tour of home,
(home tour 10,11,noon,1,2,3),,
Green Boundary Private Club, 9:00a-4:00p, (Watch a Croquet
game at Green Boundary Private Club from 2:30-3:30p on
Saturday). Woodrum’s Garden, 9:30a-4:00p, Steve Arthur’s
Orchids/ Greenhouses and tour 9:30a-4:00p, Historic
Farmer’s Market. 7:00a-12:00 noon or sold out.
Lunch on Saturday: Buckwheat’s Bar-B-Que. Location: Aiken
Historical “Banksia” Museum.
Saturday: 3:45p-5:45p: Tour of Hitchcock Woods by Dr. Harry
Accommodations suggestions:; (tourist
Carriage House Inn,, 139 Laurens
Street NW, Aiken, 29801, 803-644-5888;

The Willcox, , 100 Colleton Ave. SW, Aiken, 29801, 803-648-1898,
General Elliott Inn, , 939 New Bridge Rd. Aiken, SC 29805, 803-642-8108;

Rose Hill Estates, , 221 Greenville
Street NW, Aiken, SC 29801, 803 648-1181,$145.00 Standard,
$185.00 King Suites. $10% discount;
Hilton Garden Inn, ,350 E.
Gate Dr. Aiken, SC 29803, 866-539-8440;
Marriott Aiken, 866-538-0304; Fairfield Inn & Suites by
Mariott Aiken, 29803, 185 Colony Pkwy, Aiken,SC 29803;
Green Boundary Private Club: (Code: DeeDee Vaughters). 780
Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29801,
,803649-2549.$130-$180, Country Inns &Suites, 32Whiskey Rd,
Aiken, SC 29803,,
Ask for discounts for GCSC, Inc.  You might want to check
with VRBO (private rental homes/rooms) in the Aiken area.
Advertisements for Tour Booklet
We are encouraging ads from your Garden Club or District to
cover the cost of publishing the The GÇSC, Inc. Fall Tour
Send ad information to:  Kathy New, 222 Patricia Drive,
North Augusta, South Carolina 29841 or to
803 593-9842, home; 803 215-5633 cell. Deadline September 1
for ads.
1/8 page: $30.00
1/4 page: $50.00
1/2 page: $75.00
whole page: $150.00


Jenks Farmer will have his famous Crinum Lilies available
to purchase, along with his signed books on Friday and
Saturday.  Recent Book: Deep-Rooted Wisdom
Steve Arthurs will have available orchids and other plants
available to purchase in his greenhouses on Friday and

You will be able to shop at other vendors during the evening of the Reception on Friday, October 6th.

Aiken Thoroughbred Hall of Fame Director, Lisa Hall, will
have signed book ,”Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Champions”
available to purchase.
The Aiken Historical “Banksia” Museum’s Gift Store will be
open on Friday and Saturday.


Someone will spend 6 nights and 7 days on the beautiful beach of Edisto Island. Your week will be negotiated with the donor for 2018. This accommodation includes: a beach-walk home with four bedrooms, three baths, golf cart, bikes, chairs and many more amenities.
Raffle is for GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS and family, only. (You can take your friend). You will have to list your garden club on the ticket.
Tickets are only $10.00 each or a deal for 3 for $25.00. Tickets can be purchased at the EXPO on July 15, purchased with your tickets by mail, September GCSC, Inc. Board Meeting or during the two-days of the Fall Garden Tour on October 6th and 7th. Drawing will be October 7 at 6:00 PM. You do not have to be present to win. You will be notified by phone or mail.
Visit: House donated not listed in video, but area of home shown.

Raffle benefits the GCSC, Inc.
May We suggest:
Track Kitchen: Have breakfast with the horse
trainers near the Aiken Training Tracks on Saturday
morning. 420 Mead Ave. Aiken, SC 29801, 7:30 am-
11:00 AM. “Basic breakfast food, but full of
Touring/shopping downtown Aiken’s Laruens Street.
Shops, Ice Cream and cakes, candy Store,
restaurants, antiques and  arts. Don’t forget to
walk down “The Alley.” Opra Winfrey featured her
favorites from Plum Pudding, located on the corner
of Richland and Laurens. Restaurants: Breakfast,
Lunch and Dinner.
Friday and Saturday night dinner and music at the
Willcox Inn and Red Pepper, and The Stables
Restaurant at Rose Hill Estates, and many more
restaurants on Laurens and in “The Alley.”
Come spend a week with us or a weekend, and you
will realize why Aiken was voted number one city in
the United States 20 years ago to locate to, and on
the top ten list many times.