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 March 12th at 6:30pm
Ernest Koone III – Nurseryman & azalea expert
American Azaleas – Rooted in the South

Ernest Koone III is President of Lazy K Nursery, Inc. at Pine Mountain, Georgia.  Lazy K Nursery was established in 1957 on land held by his family since 1827 and is the largest grower of native American azaleas in the United States.  Lazy K has provided plants to Public Gardens and Arboreta as well as countless private gardens throughout the Country.

Ernest is a well-known horticultural speaker throughout the south, has introduced many new selections of azaleas and is a noted designer of native landscapes.  His clients include Callaway Gardens, Gibbs Gardens, The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Rock City, The Tennessee Aquarium, and Quaker Hill Native Plant Garden in Pawling, New York.



Thank you to our sponsors!

Bartlett Tree Experts

Abide-A-While Garden Center

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