Sunday, December 29, 2013

Glencairn Gardens, Rock Hill, SC

Still in South Carolina and found this great garden to walk in!
This started as the backyard garden of David & Hazel Bigger in 1928 and  is now an 11 acre paradise located in the heart of Rock Hill.

Located in a residential section of Rock Hill, covering most of the block bounded by Charlotte Avenue, Crest Street, Piedmont Avenue, and Edgemont Avenue. Dogs are allowed on leash and the park is free to visit.
The Garden was the original inspiration for Rock Hill’s annual Come-See-Me Festival which has become a 10-day event held each spring at Glencairn Garden and other Rock Hill sites. Vernon Grant was the illustrator for the cereal gnomes, Snap, Krackle and Pop--and also illustrated the frog who is the mascot for this festival.
"The Wall of Whimsy" is a tribute to this artist.
PG preferred the tiered fountain to the wall of whimsy!
There were so many places for photo opportunities in this garden! Even though it was winter--there were many plants to look at--pansies and camelias were in bloom.
The American Legion Post 34 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2889 formed a partnership with the City of Rock Hill to create the Veterans Garden area at Glencairn Garden to honor past, present and future men and women of the armed forces of the United States.
This charming children's sculpture was just added to the garden this year in June. It was dedicated to the retiring Recreation and Tourism director, Ed Thompson. He said the question most often asked of him was, "Is this garden good for children?" Sammy and PG say, "It's a good garden for greyhounds!"

Wish you were here,
Sammy & PG

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