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, to share 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 be relevant to gardening and growing here in the Lowcountry and are attending by over 1500 members and visitors each season.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Bartlett Tree Experts
Queen Street Playhouse

2021-2022 Lecture Speakers
(all lectures will be held at Queen Street Playhouse)
Sept.: Jenks Farmer
Oct. : Rudy Mancke
Nov.: Molly Hendry
Feb.: Andrew Bunting
Mar.: Dan Hinkley
May: Thomas Woltz

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


2020-2021 (all lectures will be held via Zoom)
Brent Heath
Jeff Jackson
Jason Dewees
Scott Parker
Beatrix Farrand film
Dr. Richard Olsen
Bennett Saunders

2019 – 2020:
Film: Piet Oudolf
Jen Stringer
Joe Lamp’l
Susan Johnson
Chris Woods
(Shortened season due to COVID pandemic.)

2018 – 2019
Vince Dooley
Jim Martin
Kirk Brown
Nancy Hart
Troy Marden
Joe Henderson
David Johnson
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