Celebrate a summer family tradition in Greenwood with the South Carolina Festival of Flowers held annually in June. Budding from Park Seed Company’s Flower Day, the festival has become a month-long extravaganza filled with a variety of events for the whole family. With its “Perennial Favorite” theme, the Festival has been attracting thousands of visitors for over 42 years and offering more than 35 unique events including musical performances from boisterous bluegrass, soulful jazz and traditional beach music to craft, art and photography displays.
Enjoy our Southern hospitality as you stroll through the Square in Uptown Greenwood and view our newest signature attraction – a Safari-themed topiary display of live flowers. Children of all ages will especially enjoy the 14-foot giraffe, life-sized elephant, t-rex and gorilla, just to name a few creatures from the animal kingdom. Families can also participate in “Kidfest,” an educational arts and crafts experience, enjoy railroad museum tours and explore our family fun zone. Sporting events abound with fishing, tennis, golf, a swim meet, a 5K fun run, a 62.5 bike tour of Greenwood County, plus an Olympic distance triathlon.
Other horticulture delights include Park Seed’s nine acre trial gardens where amateur and professional growers alike come from all over the globe to see firsthand the breath-taking variety of new and old horticultural wonders at the peak of the growing season. For those wishing to see more personalized gardens, private home garden tours and an orchid show will provide garden lovers ample opportunities to bask in botanical beauty.
Named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top Twenty Events,” and “Overall Festival Event of the Year” from the Carolina ShowFest Conference and Trade Show, the S.C. Festival of Flowers is blooming like never before.
Find out more at www.SCFestivalofFlowers.org.