Join us at the new Pavilion at Middleton Place as butterfly specialist, entomologist and past director of  Cypress Gardens, Dwight Williams, presents and informative two-part butterfly symposium focused on plantings for Lowcountry butterfly gardens and the best plants for pollinators.

The presentation will include coffee upon arrival and one of Middleton’s famous buffet lunches following the program. Attendees will have a chance to win some of the plants discussed at the presentation along with the option to tour Middleton that afternoon.

Tickets are no longer available online for this event. Call 843.579.9922 for any last minute availability

Tickets: $85 ($65 for current CHS Members)
*price includes lecture, coffee, lunch and option to tour Middleton after the event


Dwight Williams received B.S. and M.S. degrees in animal science and entomology, respectively, from the University of Arkansas and a Ph.D. in Entomology from Louisiana State University. He was director of the University of South Carolina’s International Center for Public Health Research (the Wedge). There he conducted research and training on the biology and control of medically-important insects and other arthropods. The Wedge hosted students from 64 countries for short-courses and workshops. Following the Center’s closing, he supervised the environmental education programming and then served as director of Cypress Gardens, a Berkeley County park. He currently studies pollinator insects of coastal South Carolina.  He also raises native and non-native nectar and butterfly host plants at his business, Bottle Tree Gardening, where he is CEO and the only employee. Dwight has lived in the South Carolina Lowcountry for 32 years.