A Brief History of Gardening in Charleston with Louisa Pringle Cameron
Saturday, August 14, 10:00am-11:30am
Queen Street Playhouse
20 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401
Gardening was seriously important to the first settlers of Charles Towne in 1670. Exploring and collecting plants was also of importance to individuals and to foreign countries. As the city expanded to the peninsula and beyond, through the years famous botanists, horticulturists, nurserymen, and talented gardeners were attracted to the ease of growing an extraordinary range of trees, food crops, and plant material in our low country climate. Many of them settled here. This condensed history is an attempt to give an overview of this intense interest in gardening with Charleston as its center.
About Louisa Pringle Cameron
Louisa Pringle Cameron, a native Charlestonian, is the author of 3 books on gardens. She has been married for 43 years to Price Cameron, a retired reconstructive plastic surgeon, who also loves to garden. Louisa has given talks throughout the south and as far north as New Jersey and as far west as Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Recently, she has launched a new podcast called The Charleston Gardener
. Her still-in-the-works supporting website is: www.gocharlestongardener.com.
Louisa’s three books The Private Gardens of Charleston; The Secret Gardens of Charleston and Charleston: City of Gardens
will be available for purchase.