What is the DayTrippers program?

Following the occasional trip to a local garden or other destination, we at CHS noticed the growing demand for a more structured and regular program. One that offered our members and guests an opportunity to visit some of our state’s most celebrated and in-demand garden destinations, but with a stronger group travel dynamic. We built a new local travel program reborn as The DayTrippers, a one or two day all inclusive trip event geared toward exciting and educational garden enrichment for CHS members. We will be announcing other Day Trippers events throughout the year with trips created from the suggestions given by our own membership.

Friday September 20th
Delightful Dahlias
*attendees provide their own transportation

Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind day-trip experience at beautiful Wimbee Creek Farm with CHS Hort! We will tour the farm at Wimbee Creek, learn about growing flowers in our unique climate, explore designs that will enrich your experience with flowers and share a lovely meal on the back porch by the creek! Gather up a few friends and sign up together We love spending time with you on the farm!


Maria and Gary Baldwin “found” Wimbee Creek Farm several years ago after a long search of the South Carolina Lowcountry. ‘We walked onto the property and said, ‘this is it!’, notes Maria. Since then, they’ve been working with a focus to make their farm a producer of great flowers for use and enjoyment by local and regional designers, wedding planners and people who love flowers throughout the area.

Basic floral arranging techniques with specialty blooms, the delightful and daring Dahlia.


9:45am – 10:00am – guests arrive and enjoy coffee, coffee cake and welcome from Maria and Gary at the Barn

10:15 – 11:00am – farm tour and talk with Maria; guests accompany Maria to the flower fields and our hoop houses to see our flowers in the fields and learn about farm life

11:00am – 12:30pm – floral arranging workshop/teaching; guests learn techniques to arrange simple, elegant, organic arrangements, incorporating the use of local and specialty greens to green up, floral choices, color theory and texture.  Each guest will arrange hands on with myself and Maria standing by to help and guide.  Each guest will have a beautiful arrangement and container to take home and enjoy.

12:30 – 1:30 – alfresco lunch on the back deck of the Main House prepared by our beloved, Lowcountry private chef, using produce grown on the farm and locally caught shrimp

Each person is responsible for their own transportation/ carpooling. Map will be provided with address to the farm. 
Need to arrive at Wimbee Creek Flower Farm by 9:45am

Tickets: $110 per person ($95 for CHS Members) Only 25 spots available

To purchase call 843.579.9922

Please no holds. Payment due upon time of order. No refunds after Sept. 11th

To purchase you must call the office at 843.579.9922