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Canceled: 2018 Glencairn BloomFest

Saturday, May 19, 2018
9 AM - 3 PM


Gardens love rain! But not outdoor garden events! We are canceling Glencairn BloomFest due to current wet and muddy/slick ground conditions which may increase with rain and storms in the forecast.
We hope for sunny skies next year! 

We'll post information about next year's event in late 2018!


Glencairn BloomFest is a free, family event with kids activities and vendors offering garden-themed items for sale.  You'll find plants, garden art, pottery, baskets and other items -- many handcrafted -- for sale by area vendors. We also have a variety of activities for children to celebrate “National Kids to Parks Day.” Plus strolling musicians, garden tours and you can grab a hot dog plate for lunch! Join us at the Meadow at Glencairn Garden at 825 Edgemont Avenue.  We'll have one-way traffic around the Garden to help with the flow. Vendor and Sponsor applications are available here.  Give us a call with any questions at 803-329-5620.



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 Garden Vendors | Kids Activities 
Sponsors | Photos



Kids Activities  BloomFest Kids at Play

At Glencairn BloomFest, we join the National Kids to Parks Day celebration by offering these fun activities ... 

  • Play games in the Meadow with friends and family!  Parachute play, balls and more.
  • Stroll along a path and read a children's book at Reading with Nature.
  • Visit with the PRT Outdoor Education team who will share exhibits and information about animals and plants.
  • Play the Litter Pick-Up Relay and learn about great habits like recycling!
  • Explore the Children's Garden and pick a veggie from the Victory Garden!


BloomFest Plant Vendor


2018 Garden Vendors

Visitors will find plants, of course, as well as garden art and decor.  Our vendors also offer many handmade items ... pottery, paintings, baskets, jewelry, candles and more.  We look forward to hosting many of our popular, returning vendors and we welcome new vendors as well! 





 Thanks to our 2018 Vendors 

Above the Rest ... cedar bird houses, cedar bird feeders, garden flower tops 

Ag + Art Tour ... information on the upcoming tour, possible items for purchase from participating farms 

Bailey's Outdoor Market ... fresh produce, homemade candles

Blue Goose Studios ... handmade glass jewelry, wine goblets, paintings

Dewey Crafts ... landscape solar lights (team & novelty), wind chimes

Gifted Artist .. prints, canvas paintings by John Daso

Glencairn BloomFest Plant Sale ... colorful and unusual plants for purchase

Glencairn Garden Information & Souvenirs .. a variety of items celebrating the Garden

Henna Tattoos ... on site Henna Tattoo Artist

Laura Wright & Family ... handcrafted greeting cards, signs made of recycled materials, pillows, totes, etc

Leisa's Closet ... wreaths, wall & table arrangements, pins, buttons

Lovern's Greenhouse ... herbs, plants, hanging baskets, etc. 

Newcomer's Club of York County ... cookbooks, potted plants, knitted/crochet items

Olive's Mud Puddle ... assorted ceramic garden features

Ryon's Rugs ... crochet, hand woven cloth rugs, hot pads

Sally's Handwoven's ... a variety of handwoven items, including looms and area for kids to play and learn

Savvy Signs ... hand cut signs, wall, door, mailbox & garden decor

TAP Into the Arts ... photography, pottery, decorative tiles made by Special Olympics athletes

The Crafty Peddler ... children's toys, bubble guns, Laurel Burch purses, misc. toys

The Herb Barn ... herb plants for sale

The Upcycled Garden ... Succulents on upcycled windows, glassware, etc. Young Living essential oils

Town and Country Garden Club of Rock Hill ... teapots, flowered plates, etc on poles, garden decor

York County Master Gardner Plant Sale ... fantastic plants propagated by those in the know

Who's Hungry??

Hot Dog Plate with Chips & Drinks… chili, slaw or plain – whatever you like!

Proceeds benefit Glencairn Garden thru the Rock Hill Parks Foundation

Grilled onsite by the OWLS / Senior Advisory Committee

O.W.L.S. Bake Sale .. delicious sweets and treats
Ask us about O.W.L.S. activities (Older, Wiser, Loving Seniors) through Rock Hill PRT


BloomFest ALazenby 2018 Speaker


Sponsors / Friends of Glencairn Garden

With the financial support of many fine people, businesses and other groups, Glencairn Garden can continue to grow and be maintained at a level that benefits our community and generations to come.  Among the benefits of becoming a Friend of Glencairn Garden is a special invitation-only Garden Party each spring featuring a fun-filled evening with refreshments and enlightenment from a fascinating gardening expert! 

On May 17, 2018, local naturalist Andrew Lazenby will share his enthusiasm and knowledge of the Rocky Shoals Spider Lily at the annual Glencairn BloomFest Garden Party!  Become a Friends of Glencairn/Sponsor today and you'll receive your invitation to this special event!






Thank You to Our 2018 Friends of Glencairn Sponsors!

Magnolia Sponsors - A.B. Poe & Co. Farmers Exchange, Tarheel Contractors Supply, Inc., Peggy & Gary Williams

Camellia Sponsors - Martie Curran, Sandra & John McMahon, Gilda Mitchell, Kathy & Larry Wilson, Gala Affairs Party Rentals

Azalea Sponsors - O'Darby's, Sylvia & Doug Echols, Jane & Dick McCoy, Patty & Albert LeRoy, Betty Hunt, Linda & John Godbold, Libby Neely, Ashley & George Barron, Pat & Jim Vining, Doris & Mac Leitner, Joye Sovde, Ann Spencer, Liz & Bob Hille, Frances & Marshall Rouse, Rachel & Chuck Crawford, Totty & Forrest Wilkerson

Wisteria Sponsors - Robert Brozina, Jeanne & Brian Kelly, Joanne & William Lehman, Gay & Charles Redfern, Betty Caughman, Geri & John Rinehart, Betty & Terry Plumb, Elizabeth Scoville, Marshall Doswell, Sheree & Jim Welsh, Marlene & Dan Chernitsky, Diane & Floyd Hale, Kack & Jim Hardin, Mary Ann & Clarkson McDow, Dee Morgan, Joyce & Baxter Simpson, Winston O'Reggio, Hannalie & Red Ferguson, Town & Country Garden Club, Becky & Ed Thompson, Marsha & Terry Millar, Karen & Bill Beaty, Karen & Chaplin Spencer, Accolade Garden Club, Grazier & Toy Rhea



Images of BloomFest activities


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