Tasty Treats

Early birds will find a selection of pound cakes and sweet breads from The Fresh Market, as well as coffee, for sale on the side patio from 8:30 - 10:00.

The Banksia Bistro from 11:00 - 2:00 will offer three delicious bag lunches prepared by Newberry Hall. Your choice of chicken salad on a croissant, turkey on a wrap, or ham on a croissant, will be available in the Conference Room at the back of the Museum. Also included in the $10.00 price will be your choice of chips or pasta salad, a freshly baked cookie, and a variety of sodas. You may enjoy your lunch on the knoll across from the front of the Museum or in the garden behind the Vendor Market. Or you may take it to one of the two tour gardens indicated in the program.

If you prefer, there are many fine restaurants in downtown Aiken, several of which offer outdoor seating.

Banksia Bistro

“The South in a Song” Rose Show

The Augusta Rose Society, in conjunction with the Aiken Garden Show, present “The South in a Song”, an All-Arrangements Rose Show featuring hundreds of locally-grown garden roses. The show schedule features classes with titles of popular songs associated with the South and includes traditional, modern and Oriental-style designs. There will be some design Classes suited for hybrid tea or multiflora roses, and other for miniature or miniflora roses. The best thing for viewers thinking about growing their own roses for home bouquets is that the entry cards require the arranger to list the names of the roses used in the design. That card information is open on the table next to the design after the show has been judged. Viewers should come to the rose show, located in the Banksia Parlor, ready to note which varieties they would like for their home gardens. Then ask members of the Augusta Rose Society for information on where to buy these varieties and how best to take care of them!

Amateur designers that would like to participate in this show may contact Pam Kolb, 803-643-9542 for a show schedule and Linda Boland, 706-394-9075 for registration.

“The South in a Song” Rose Show


Be sure to pick up your complimentary magazines, catalogues and brochures near the registration table on the South Patio.

After Hours

Staying over Friday night? We're glad to have you! Don't miss Hops and Hogs on Hayne from 6:00 - 10:30 where you can sample 20+ craft beers and 5+ choices of Barbeque. There will be live music at this free outdoor event. Visit or 803-649-2221 for details. For other weekend events, see the calendar at