S.C. Botanical Garden announces 2018 Winter Lecture Series
CLEMSON – Searching for a way to escape winter? Come in out of the cold and join South Carolina Botanical Garden staff and guests for the 2018 Winter Lecture Series.
This year’s series boasts a lineup of artists and authors whose diverse, multidisciplinary work spans gardening, landscape design, hybridization, sustainability and more. This robust series is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday from Feb. 24 to March 17 in the Botanical Garden’s Hayden Conference Center, 150 Discovery Lane, Clemson, SC 29634. Cost is $25 per session, or $90 for the entire series. Friends of the Garden members get a 10 percent discount.
“We are very excited about our lineup of speakers for this year,” said Sue Watts, educational program coordinator. “We have a diverse list of speakers who will talk about topics ranging from making a good garden to hybridization of magnolias to recycling and composting with mushrooms, and more.”
The schedule and speakers for this year’s Winter Lecture Series are:
Feb. 24 – Marian St.Clair, garden writer, Making Good Gardens Gathering Ideas & Inspiration from All the Right Places.
Steve Bender, Southern Living editor, The Grumpy Gardener: An A-Z Guide From the Galaxy’s Most Irritable Green Thumb.
March 3 — Kevin Parris, arboretum director, Spartanburg Community College, These Ain’t Your Mama’s Magnolias: Interspecific Hybridization of Magnolias.
Jon Fritz, Bluestem Landscape Design, Beyond the Bloom: Native Perennials for Form and Function.
March 10 — Mark Weathington, director, J.C. Raulston Arboretum, Gardening in the South: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide.
Ted Stephens, Nurseries Caroliniana, Landscaping with Members of the Lily Family.
March 17 — Rick Huffman,Earth Design, Understanding the Human Role on our Planet: Sustainability, Native Plants and Applied Ecology.
Joel Myers, Mushroom Mountain, Recycling and Composing with Mushrooms
For information about this lecture series, contact Sue Watts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-656-2836.