CLEMSON – The South Carolina Botanical Garden staff has great lineup for its 2018 Spring Lunch and Learn: Great Garden Know-how Series.

Eat lunch and learn at the South Carolina Botanical Garden's 2018 Spring Lunch and Learn: Great Garden Know-how Series.

Eat lunch and learn gardening tips during the South Carolina Botanical Garden’s 2018 Spring Lunch and Learn Series.
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Everyone is invited to bring a lunch and listen as Clemson Cooperative Extension Service experts share their extensive knowledge of gardening topics. Cost is $7 per session. Friends of the Garden members get a 10 percent discount. Each session will be held from noon to 1 p.m., at the Hayden Conference Center at the Botanical Garden, 150 Discovery Lane, Clemson, S.C. 29634. Guests and topics for the Lunch and Learn Series are listed below. To register —

  • Feb. 7 — Mark Arena, Landscape Crimes: Unveiling 7 Common Urban Landscape Myths.
  • Feb. 21 — Michelle Hall, Building a Small Poultry Flock.
  • March 7 — Paul Thompson, Correcting Structural Issues Early in a Tree’s Life: A Demonstration.
  • March 21 — Barbara Smith, How to Plant a Succulent Container Garden.
  • April 4 — Andrew “Drew” Jeffers, Integrated Pest Management for the Home Garden.
  • April 18 — Jackie Jordan, Working with Warm Season Grasses.
  • May 2 — Vicky Bertagnolli, Putting out the fire! Fire ant biology and management
  • May 16 — Patricia Scharko, Small backyard ruminants.
  • June 6 — LayLa Burgess and Adair Hoover, Growing and using herbs

A special workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., March 6, 13 and 20. Mark Arena, Clemson specialty crop agent, will cover the art and science of proper pruning. This three-part series will cover both the science and practical application of pruning. Participants will be required to bring pruners in order to participate in hands-on pruning exercises. This workshop also will be located at the Hayden Conference Center. Cost is $30 and Friends of the Garden members get a 10 percent discount.

For information about this lecture series, contact Sue Watts at or 864-656-2836. Schedule available here: SCBG_lunch and learn2018final