Greenwood, South Carolina, was on the agenda for my recent BFF trip with Ann to South Carolina. The past couple of days I wrote about Abbeville and you can read those posts here and here. We absolutely loved Greenwood and even though we didn’t spend a ton of time there we liked what we saw.
Our first stop was the Visitor’s Center where LeeAnn Pundt gave us great information on both Greenwood and the surrounding area. There is a lot to see and I suspect Chris and I will be making our own trip there sometime to see some of the things that Ann and I missed. LeeAnn gave us all of the pamphlets and literature that we needed and since we were only in town for a few hours we just limited ourselves to shopping and eating and seeing the Main Street but there is so much more. If you make a trip here make sure you check out the Visitor Center first because that is the best place to start to get all the information you will need. Plus you absolutely need to meet LeeAnn–the best ambassador for the area that you could imagine.
We decided that we wanted to do a little shopping, get lunch and take in the Topiary Displays that Leann told us were in the process of being put out all over town. So we set out on Main Street and had a great time. We thought this store might be appropriate for us. What do you think?
The Festival of Flowers of Greenwood is held yearly and this year the main weekend will be June 11-13, 2021 so this will be a teaser for those of you who love flowers and all things topiary. Of course LeeAnn gave us a map with locations and descriptions of all the topiaries and as they were in the process of being installed we were able to just see a few of them but what we saw we loved. To learn more about this event just check out their amazing website by clicking here.
Presented by Homestar The Poulin Team and other sponsors this amazing outdoor floral exhibition is obviously a big parti of downtown Greenwood. From arts and crafts to special concerts, kid activities to golf tournaments and. more this is a festival for everyone. I guess you could say it is more than just topiaries.
But what about those topiaries? Some are downright magical.
So are you ready to pack your bags and get on the road to Greenwood, SC? I think it would make a great destination for anyone and I haven’t even touched on any of the history of the area. That in itself should appeal to many of my readers. Not only is this area part of the Ninety Six National Historic Site there is also the Dr. Benjamin E Mays Historical Preservation Site. Lake Greenwood attracts many lake lovers and the area also boasts a BBQ and Blues Festival in July. Click on any of those links for more info or better yet – stop in and talk to LeeAnn at the Visitor’s Center.
Have you ever been to this area? I would love to hear about it so make sure you leave me a comment and remember to Comment for a Cause for Hospice of the Valley.