Lecture Series


Title Sponsor: Bartlett Tree Experts
Supporting Sponsors: Queen Street Playhouse and South State Bank

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.


Due to CDC recommendations against gatherings in response to COVID 19 our April and May lectures have been cancelled. Please stay tuned for our 2020 – 21 lecture series lineup which will include the speakers we had to cancel for this spring.


Monday April 13th at 6:30pm (CANCELLED)
at the Charleston Museum

Best Bulbs for Sexy Southern Landscapes with Brent Heath of Brent & Becky’s Bulbs
Beloved bulb buddy Brent Heath of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs is a fourth generation bulb business big-wig with name and profession perfect for alliteration! Brent will share his expertise on the best seasonal selections of bulbs that would certainly help you build the ideal southern landscape that will keep your garden ‘sexy’ all year long!


Thank you to our sponsors!

Bartlett Tree Experts
Queen Street Playhouse
Church Creek Nursery

Lectures at the Charleston Museum unless otherwise noted
* held at Queen Street Playhouse 

2019 – 2020 SPEAKER LINEUP:
Sept. 9: Film: Piet Oudolf *
Oct. 14: Jen Stringer *
Nov. 11: Joe Lamp’l
Jan. 13: Susan Johnson
Feb. 10: Chris Woods
Mar. 16: Jason Dewees
Apr. 13: Brent Heath
May 13: Debra Lee Baldwin

2018 – 2019
Sept. 10: Vince Dooley
Oct. 8: Jim Martin
Nov. 12: Kirk Brown
Jan. 14: Nancy Hart
Feb. 11: Troy Marden
Mar. 11: Joe Henderson
Apr. 8: David Johnson
May 13: Julie Moir Messervy

2017 – 2018
Brie Arthur
Mark Weathington
Andrea Sprott
Pam Beck
Ernest Koone III
Lloyd Traven
The Nichols Bros.

2|016 – 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