In the District

The Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc.

West Sandhills District
Dear Garden Club Presidents and Members of the West Sandhills District:

The members of Chapin Garden Club, Coldstream Garden Club, Gay Gardeners Garden Club and WhitehallGarden Club join me in extending a warm invitation to attend the Spring Meeting for the West Sandhills District.

DATE: Thursday, March 8, 2018

LOCATION: Garden Council of Greater Columbia Building 1605 Park Circle

January 8, 2018


9:00 – 10:00 AM 10:00 – 12:00 noon

12:00 – 12:30 PM 12:30 – 1:30 PM


Registration, hospitality, meet/greet GCSC President Donna Donnelly
Business Meeting, District Awards, Program – “Songbirds in the Garden”

Zach Steinhauser Break, shop with vendors

Luncheon, Design Program-Goldie Meeks-Petite Floral Designs, and Door Prizes

Columbia, South Carolina 29205
(Located in Maxcy-Gregg Park-near 5 Points)

 COST: $20

MAIL TO: Dorinda Reed, 532 Three Point Road, Chapin, SC 29036 (803)-345-5582




Registration Form
Chapin Garden Club, Coldstream Garden Club, Gay Gardeners Garden Club and Whitehall Garden Club West Sandhills District Meeting
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Name__________________________________________________________________ Phone___________________________email__________________________________ Club______________________________City_________________________________ Please reserve _______luncheon tickets@ $20.00 each: Total________________

Please advise of any Food Allergies__________________________________________ Registration deadline: Monday, February 26, 2018
Make check payable to: Chapin Garden Club

Mail registration form and check to: Dorinda Reed
532 Three Point Road

If registering for more than one person, below including information above and

_______State President _______State Chairman _______Council President _______Club President _______Visiting Director _______Former District Director

Chapin, South Carolina 29036 (803) 345-5582

please list the name of each additional guest title of each person.

_______State Officer _______Member _______District Director _______District Co-Director _______Former State President

State Chairmen; please indicate if you will be reporting______________________ Clubs and Councils; please indicate if you would like to advertise and/or sell tickets for your fundraisers during the vendor time. List below the name and telephone number of the person staffing the table._______________________________________________

Additional guest information:________________________________________________

Click here to read report and see photos

Arbor Day Gardening Girls Study Club November 30, 2017

Arbor Day Celebration Thursday, November 30, 2017 11 am
Andrew Jackson State Park

You are cordially invited to participate in our Arbor Day tree planting ceremony. This site was selected to honor the celebration of 250th Anniversary of President Andrew Jackson’s birth and the 50th Anniversary of the “Boy of the Waxhaws” sculpture.

Welcome History of Arbor Day Tree Poem Planting of the Tree

Blessing of the Tree

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” Nelson Henderson

October 11, 2017
Home of Brigitte Shuler


Pictured l to r: Katherine Doty, Brigitte Shuler, Betsy Steele, Rita Brewington, Brenda Miller, Sarah Floyd, and Maida Dantzler. Photo by Peggy Little

Immediately following the business meeting, everyone enjoyed a delicious pot-luck lunch. Brigitte provided a beautiful venue, complete with a hand-made table cloth, and told the group about her recent travels to Europe where she and her husband toured on a motorcycle. Her delightful daughter-in-law, Amanda, joined the group, as

After lunch, Brigitte led the group into her back garden, where we planted hyacinth bulbs. Brigitte provided the rich soil for the bulb plantings, and advised the members on the proper way to plant the bulbs, and care for them over the winter months.










Kershaw, SC

The King Alfred Garden Club held a “How To…” at their October meeting and the photo shows some of the beautiful arrangements made by Club members.








Pine Garden Club honored departing member June Metts with a picnic lunch and tour of Landsford Canal where the famous Spider Lilies were in bloom.  After a brief walk on the trail to see the spider lilies, the Pine Club members enjoyed a picnic at the park and presented June with a special silver spoon.  June has moved to Murrells Inlet; we are sure she will continue her interest in plants, herbs, and gardening.

Pictured from left to right:  Jane Barnhill, June
Metts,  Peggy Fitts, Pat Chapman, Linda
Bartone and Peggy Crouch




Country Gardeners of Trenton, SC

The Country Gardeners dedicated a Blue Star Highway Memorial Marker on Nov. 2, 2017.

From L to R:  Senator Shane Massey, Betty Gourdin, GCSC Blue Star Highway Marker Chairman, JoEllen Barbare, Country Gardeners Treasurer and Blue Star Marker Chairman, Trish Bender, GCSC First Vice President, Jimmy Lee, Purple Heart Recipient, Yvonne Jordan, GCSC 2nd Vice President and Congressman William Clyburn.