The Nannine Clay Wallis House
The Wallis House
The Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc.
616 Pleasant Street
Paris, Kentucky 40361
The Wallis house was built about 1850 and is on the national Register of Historic Places. Nannine Clay Wallis bequeathed her estate on Pleasant Street to The Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc. in 1970 to continue her love of arboriculture and horticulture and sharing this love with others, especially children. Mrs. Wallis was the founder of The Garden Club of Kentucky and served as president, 1933 -1935. The 4.5 acre grounds include many gardens and some trees that date back 200 years.The Wallis House consists of eighteen rooms, with three full baths and an elevator. There are two double parlors, and a small upstairs apartment in the rear that is entered from the side of the house. Each room is decorated with furnishings from the era. The stairway in the front hall leads to a landing backed by a beautiful large stained glass window, and on a bright day with sunlight shining through the lovely colors it is truly a celestial sight.Located downtown Paris, the Nannine Clay Wallis House & Arboretum offer a peaceful setting for special functions and is available to rent. Are you planning a wedding or anniversary reception, bridal shower, club event, or would you like your group to be served a tea party? The Nannine Clay Wallis House & Arboretum may be just the place for your special event. For more information and/or reservations call 859-987-6158.
An ideal way to help support The Garden Club Of Kentucky, Inc., Headquarters is by contributing $200 to become a member of the “Millennium Club” or $100 to join the Century Club. All contributions are tax deductible and will be invested in a equity fund that will grow. Donations to these funds should be made payable to “GCKY” and be sent to: Kay Fisher, GCKY State Treasurer, 1905 Port Royal Court, Lexington, KY 40504.
Other ways of giving to support the Headquarters is to give donations to the Wallis Home Book of Appreciation and Book of Remembrance. This is a lovely way to honor someone we love and will help so much in maintaining our State Headquarters. Make checks to this fund payable to “GCKY” and send to: Kay Fisher, GCKY State Treasurer, 1905 Port Royal Court, Lexington, KY 40504.