Field trips

For 2019, the following outings are scheduled:

Please watch your email:  most outings are “weather permitting.”

Monday, May 13              Swan Lake near Sumter, SC

The beautiful black waters of Swan Lake form the setting for the spectacular Iris Gardens. The lake is dotted with colorful islands, and wildlife is abundant. The only public park in the United States to feature all eight swan species, Swan Lake Iris Gardens is also home to some of the nation’s most intensive plantings of Japanese iris, which bloom yearly in mid to late May and last until the beginning of June. The garden also boasts many other floral attractions, including colorful camellias, azaleas, day lilies, and Japanese magnolias. A Braille Trail enables the sight-impaired to enjoy the scents and sensations of the gardens, and a Butterfly Garden and Chocolate Garden both delight the senses.

We will leave at 9:30 am from the Summerville Parking Garage
Let me know if you can join us. I don’t want to leave without you.
Let’s plan on lunch.

May 30, 31, or June 3      Piccolo Spoleto artists walk, Marion Square

Field trips are a great opportunity to gather new material, get inspired, and get to know each other. We make new friends and share knowledge and experience. It’s also a chance to invite guests to enjoy a Guild event. Unless otherwise indicated, we meet between at 9:30 or 10 a.m. at the Summerville Parking Garage and carpool. Meeting times are posted in the newsletter and emails for each trip.

Field trips are one of the highlights of membership in the Guild.  Members meet up at wonderful locations to take photographs, sketch, or paint “en plein air.” Sometimes we meet at the Gibbes Museum or other places for gallery tours of a current exhibit.