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. Non-member price is $10.00.



Monday Nov. 13th at 6:30pm
Mark Weathington – Director; JC Raulston Arboretum
Gardening in the South
Mark Weathington is the Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
where he is passionate in his work to connect people with plants. His latest book,
Gardening in the South: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide, takes his common sense
approach and a bit of humor and makes gardening accessible for any level of gardener.
Mark travels extensively searching for new plants to diversify the American landscape
and lecturing on a variety of topics in horticulture to further the JC Raulston Arboretum’s
vision of “Planning and Planting a Better World.” His explorations and speaking
engagements have taken him to China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Ecuador, Europe,
Mexico, New Zealand, and throughout the US. Mark will share his extensive knowledge of
southern-based gardening from his new book which will be available for purchase at the lecture.


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 Koon
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