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Pendleton Garden Club

Updated on January 6, 2016

Masonic Courtyard in Pendleton, SC

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Pendleton Garden Club Makes Our Town Beautiful

The Pendleton Garden Club in historic Pendleton SC works very hard beautifying our town. One of their projects is the Masonic Courtyard on Exchange Street. This property belongs to the Masonic Lodge and they have agreed to let the Garden Club plant and maintain the small courtyard. This has been a busy spring for the garden club and their hard work sure shows all over our town.The Pendleton Garden Club is working hard to make our town beautiful. They need more members (men or women) so let us know below if you are interested.

Photo credit: Photos on this page were taken by OhMe April, 2013

Virtual Tour of the Masonic Courtyard

Pendleton, South Carolina

Masonic Courtyard in Pendleton, SC

The Arbor in the Courtyard really adds a lot - Thanks you, Sue Watts, for donating yours

The Pendleton Garden Club will be planting our state flower, the Yellow Jasmine (Jessamine) on either side of the arbor. It will look lovely climbing the arbor and will be filled with yellow blooms next spring.

Gardman R355 Charleston Arch, Black, 3' 7" Wide x 7' 7" High
Gardman R355 Charleston Arch, Black, 3' 7" Wide x 7' 7" High

There are many types of Garden Arbors. This Charleston Arch is a lovely one.

 

Photos from the Masonic Courtyard

Spring 2013 - Photos by OhMe

Fence and Arbor add much to the courtyard - Thanks to Lowe's and to Sue Watts

Pendleton Masonic Courtyard
Pendleton Masonic Courtyard

Lorett and Davie Find An Arbor

Lorett and Davie found the fencing that they wanted at Lowe's and were thrilled that Lowe's gave them an excellent price since it was for such a good cause. We are fortunate that Lowe's is so community minded and it is for sure that we appreciate all they have done for the various organizations in Pendleton. Lorett had noticed this arbor at the home of Sue Watts and asked her about it. Sue was so kind to donate it for the courtyard. Davie painted it and it was perfect. Just meant to be.

Masonic Courtyard as seen from Exchange St - in historic Pendleton SC

Masonic Courtyard in Pendleton SC
Masonic Courtyard in Pendleton SC

Brief History of the Masonic Courtyard

Back in the 1980s a group of merchants approached the Masonic Lodge about the possibility of making this vacant lot a beautiful courtyard. Their main concern was the maintenance and rightfully so. John Evans of Evans Drug Store and Nancy Hellams of Cripple Creek Crafts sent out letters to Pendleton citizens and the donations poured in. We contracted with Tommy and Gina Shirley of Greenworld Landscape and the courtyard became a reality. Several merchants on Exchange Street worked to maintain it. Over the years it has gotten a lot of attention at various times and then there were times when it was totally neglected. It is so wonderful that the Pendleton Garden Club has taken this on as a project and I am sure the Masons are very proud of it, too.At one point in the late 1990s, I believe, the Merchant's Guild took over the courtyard. Gina Shirley returned to the courtyard and worked very hard one summer getting it back in shape after years of neglect. The "love vine" had taken over it. Gina had it looking so beautiful that summer donating her labor and many plants.

Now, it is beautiful again thanks to the efforts of the Pendleton Garden Club.

Pansies make a beautiful spring garden - Wonderful Combination of Colors

Masonic Courtyard
Masonic Courtyard

The following flowers and trees are planted in the courtyard:Flowers- purple verbena, Bleeding Heart, ferns, pansies, hosta, peonies, phlox, herbs,Trees - Coral Bark Japanese Maple, Dogwood, RedbudPhoto Credit: Photo taken by OhMe - April, 2013

Photo Gallery of the Masonic Courtyard in Pendleton SC - Photos taken by OhMe aka Nancy T. Hellams - April 2013

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The Pendleton Merchant's Guild and the Masonic Lodge purchased the tables in the late 1990's.The Pendleton Garden Club now maintains the courtyard and appreciates help from anyone who is interested
The Pendleton Merchant's Guild and the Masonic Lodge purchased the tables in the late 1990's.
The Pendleton Merchant's Guild and the Masonic Lodge purchased the tables in the late 1990's.
The Pendleton Garden Club now maintains the courtyard and appreciates help from anyone who is interested
The Pendleton Garden Club now maintains the courtyard and appreciates help from anyone who is interested

What do you think of our little courtyard? - Let us know your thoughts

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About The Pendleton Garden Club

New Members Welcome - Come Join Us!

Officers:

  • Davie Kirkley President
  • Jeanne Overly Vice President
  • Lori Solymosi Secretary
  • Barbara Seals Treasurer
  • Meetings are the 2nd Thursday in homes 7 pm
  • Questions? Please call for information Davie Kirkley 646-6291
  • Dues: 20 dollars per year

Pendleton Garden Club Scarecrow Entry - Flora the Gardening Goddess

pendleton garden club
pendleton garden club

Click "Flora" to go directly to the other entries in the 2013 Scarecrow Contest. Flora looked so pretty during the Fall Harvest Festival. The Garden Club also decorated the courtyard for Christmas and it looked so beautiful.

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

The Pendleton Garden Club entry in the 2014 Scarecrow Contest.
The Pendleton Garden Club entry in the 2014 Scarecrow Contest. | Source

Garden Club 2015 Scarecrow Entry - Daffy Down Dilly

Daffy Down Dilly by Pendleton Garden Club
Daffy Down Dilly by Pendleton Garden Club | Source

A couple of great books by one of our own local gardeners - Juanita Garrison of Denver Downs

The Piedmont Garden: How to Grow by the Calendar, 2nd Ed.
The Piedmont Garden: How to Grow by the Calendar, 2nd Ed.

I purchased this book a good many years ago and still enjoy reading through it.

 
PIEDMONT GARDEN: HOW TO GROW BY THE CALENDAR, SECOND EDITION
PIEDMONT GARDEN: HOW TO GROW BY THE CALENDAR, SECOND EDITION

This book is so very helpful for the gardener in our area

 

Pendleton Garden Club plants Daffodil bulbs for Pendleton's 225 Celebration

Over 14,000 bulbs will be planted around Pendleton in preparation for a spectacular spring in 2015
Over 14,000 bulbs will be planted around Pendleton in preparation for a spectacular spring in 2015 | Source

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      Merry Citarella 4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Sweet lens and lovely garden! Great idea for a lens too. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @TerriCarr: I love Flora, too!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Adventuretravels: Thank you for visiting and commenting. These garden club members really have made a difference

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @DeeDeeGee LM: We first made the courtyard into a garden in the 80's but over the years it had gotten in really bad shape and was not tended to regularly until the newly formed garden club took over. I will have to see if I can find some old photos. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.

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      DeeDeeGee LM 4 years ago

      Looks fantastic!Do you have a photo of what it looked like before as it would be great to see how it has changed.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 4 years ago from Perth UK

      Hi I love this courtyard. The plants are quite new at the moment but I can see that it will look really beautiful when they mature. I love your video too. A lovely lens. Thank you for sharing.

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      TerriCarr 4 years ago

      My favorite part is Flora. I love elements that give you a chuckle.

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      So beautiful, and I am glad to come back...

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Aunt-Mollie: Thank you. I think so, too!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @mrdata: Actually, this garden is on the town square and belongs to the Masonic Lodge but is maintained by the garden club

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the great lens on the Garden Club, Nancy!

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      mrdata 4 years ago

      You have a nice backyard! Thanks for your sharing!

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      I think you live in a charming community.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Beautiful!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a wonderful garden! Better yet it reflects the wonder of the caring people of your town

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks, for sharing our garden with so many and for your help.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Everything was just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Always love to see and hear about what going on in Pendleton.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 4 years ago

      Nancy, the courtyard is lovely...thanks so much for sharing! :)

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      The garden reflect the owner soul and imagination.... so it is great to see so many beautiful gardens in Pendleton... It is a beautiful lens.

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      Joan4 4 years ago

      Such a beautiful little garden area downtown! Lovely!