Lecture Series


Title Sponsor: Bartlett Tree Experts

Our monthly educational Lecture Series, free to current CHS members, welcomes horticultural experts from all over the country, as well as locally, sharing their experiences and expertise on a variety of subjects from landscape design and preservation to butterflies and world travel. Our lectures always are tailored to relevancy of gardening and growing here in the Lowcountry and are attending by over 1500 members and visitors each season.

Lectures are held at 6:30pm at The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, 29403.
Admission: $10.00 (Free for CHS Members)

Monday October 8th at 6:30pm
Jim Martin – Horticulturalist & Owner, Compost in My Shoe
Gardening Future Forward

The garden paradigm is morphing. Social, economic and health related factors are changing the way people, place and plants make up the fabric of a garden. With this change also comes new plant pallets, technologies and techniques, enriching the garden experience. Look closely into Jim Martin’s garden gazing ball as he challenges you to step out on a limb and till for new directions in this engaging and progressive gardening lecture event.

About Jim Martin

A founding member of the Charleston Horticultural Society and celebrated Lowcountry gardening personality, Jim Martin’s relationship with the land began on a dairy farm in northern Ohio. Caring for the soil was what they called organic farming.

A move to the Palmetto State at age 13 meant learning to garden in a foreign land. His 25-year career in horticulture is coming full circle with Compost In My Shoe. His lifelong relationship with the land is shared today through his garden design, boutique farming and teaching/consulting. His Compost In My Shoe is dedicated to growing and developing high quality produce,products and services while nurturing the life-giving bond we all have with the land.



Thank you to our sponsors!

Bartlett Tree Experts

Church Creek Nursery

Oct. 9: Brie Arthur
Nov. 13: Mark Weathington
Jan. 8: Andrea Sprott
Feb. 12: Pam Beck
Mar. 12: Ernest Koone III
Apr. 9: Lloyd Traven
May 14: Nichols Bros.


2016 – 2017:
Andy McCabe
Linda Lanier
Rudy Mancke
Sidney Frasier
Amy Dabbs
Buddy Lee
Dr. Merle Shepard

2015 – 2016:
Rita Randolph
Ben Lenhardt
Joseph Tychonievich
Susan Haltom
Jon Carloftis
Adrienne Roethling
Pam Beck
Derek Wade

2014 – 2015:
Walter Reeves
Ted Stephens
Bill Welch
Patrick McMillan
Jonathan Wright
Vince Dooley
Karl Gercens
Bill Noble

2013 – 2014:
Glen Gardner
Dr. Lincoln Brower
Karl Gercens
Dean Norton
Betsy Pringle
Gregg Tepper
Sara Clow
Brian Upchurch

2012 – 2013:
Pam Beck
Kelby Fite
John Hoffman
Peter Hatch
Rita Randolph
George Sanko
Karl Gercens
Scott McMahan

2011- 2012:
Patrick McMillan
Ted Stevens
Sheila Wertimer
Bobby Ward
Robert Mottern
David Stickel
Pam Beck
Flo Chaffin