CLEMSON – November will be a busy month at the South Carolina Botanical Garden with a visit by an award-winning author and three photographers, and an Arbor Day celebration.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden hosts a Web of Water and a visit by an award-winning author and photographers this November.

Come learn about a “Web of Water” and celebrate a tree planting at the South Carolina Botanical Garden this month.
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The first event is scheduled for 1:30 4 p.m. Sunday featuring nature writer John Lane and photographers Tom Blagden, Jon Holloway and Ben Geer Keys, who will come to the Garden to talk about books and projects they have worked on together. One such effort is “Web of Water,” an award-winning book that Lane said, “Illustrates the single element that connects our natural resources to our culture, heritage and quality of life – water.”

There is no charge for this event, which will be held in the Hayden Conference Center. Refreshments will be provided and books will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale of “Web of Water” directly benefit the Upstate Forever Clean Air and Water Program. For information, contact James Wilkins at 864-656-3405 or

Arbor Day will be celebrated with a tree planting at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Garden. Paul Minerva, arborist manager for Facilities Landscape Services, said a total of 7,000 trees are planted on the Clemson University campus. This is the sixth year in a row that Clemson University has been recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. For information, contact Darlene Evans at 864-656-3405 or

The South Carolina Botanical Garden is located at 150 Discovery Lane in Clemson.