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Masonic Courtyard in Pendleton, SC
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.
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
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
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
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 2013Click thumbnail to view full-size
What do you think of our little courtyard? - Let us know your thoughts
So, what do you think?
About The Pendleton Garden Club
New Members Welcome - Come Join Us!
- 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
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
Garden Club 2015 Scarecrow Entry - Daffy Down Dilly
A couple of great books by one of our own local gardeners - Juanita Garrison of Denver Downs
I purchased this book a good many years ago and still enjoy reading through it.
This book is so very helpful for the gardener in our area
Pendleton Garden Club plants Daffodil bulbs for Pendleton's 225 Celebration
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