In full bloom, Glencairn Garden, the birthplace of Come-See-Me, will feature daily live entertainment ranging from oldies to Celtic and jazz to gospel and of course, classic rock, from April 15 to 18.
Festival-goers experience the gardens during its beautiful spring bloom, with thousands of azaleas, dogwoods, camellias and wisteria showing their season’s best.
The garden entertainment is a draw not only for the scenery and its casual lawn chair and blanket atmosphere, there is a strong line-up of diverse talent performing at lunch and dinnertime. All concerts are free, and spectators are encouraged to pack a picnic or support the local vendors.
Monday, April 15
Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Old Fogies, Rock Hill-based band playing the oldies
6 to 7:30 p.m. – Ananda, performing a blend of Celtic, classical and New Age
Tuesday, April 16
Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Kid Fit, featuring Colleen Brannon and Sir Purr of the Carolina Panthers
6 to 7:30 p.m. – Marc Hoffman Quartet, a Latin/bossa nova style jazz
Wednesday, April 17
Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Pleasant Ridge Baptist Gospel Choir
6 to 7:30 p.m. – Reckless, playing music that celebrates 50 years of Come-See-Me
Thursday, April 18
Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Ansel Couch, a local favorite, playing hits from every generation
On the final weekend of the festival, the Master Gardeners of York County will be selling thousands of top quality, popular and proven plants that have been propagated and nurtured by the group. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center. Perennials, annuals, ferns and vegetable plants will be available.
In recent years, Glencairn Garden was expanded to enable larger crowds at the garden concerts. There were additions made at the east end of the garden, with the Veterans Memorial, cascading water feature and apace to stroll or sit. The pond was extended and there’s now a meadow area surrounding the water. The restroom building on Edgemont Avenue has also been a welcomed addition.