An exclusive look inside four private gardens, Sullivan’s Island & Old Village Mount Pleasant
Sunday, April 18th, 10am-noon and 1pm-3pm
$65 CHS Hort Members // $75 Non-Members


Charleston Horticultural Society has long been celebrated for our intimate and informative private garden tours featuring behind the scenes access to some of the Lowcountry’s most exclusive and impressive home gardens. For our Spring by the Sea tour, CHS Hort will feature an exclusive limited access tour of four truly inspiring gardens on both beautiful Sullivan’s Island and in the Old Village neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant. With homeowners and garden docents stationed in each garden, visitors will get a truly unique, first hand experience while exploring and learning about the stories and inspiration of these beautiful private getaways. 

The tour will feature two of Sullivan’s Island’s most admired private gardens at the homes of landscape designer Derek Wade of Carolina Landscape and nationally renowned Lowcountry gardener Patti McGee. In the Old Village in Mt. Pleasant attendees will get the chance to tour the stunning gardens at the home of Charleston landscape designer Claudia McNab as well as one more very special garden.

We are also thrilled to announce Charleston artist Karen Hewitt Hagan will be our featured en plein air artist in one of our gardens!

Maximum tour attendance is 100 guests broken into four touring groups of 25 each. The tour will start with two groups rotating on Sullivan’s Island and two in the Old Village with an hour break for groups to switch locations. 

Each tour group will have a dedicated tour liaison to manage the time and destination arrivals for their group. 

Maps and garden plant material will be provided for each guest.

Each garden will feature an extra element including a plein air artist, musician and refreshments. 


*All social distancing protocols will be observed and masks are required.*

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Ticket Sales Begin March 7

April 1-20
Online Plant Sale (ongoing)
Online Yard Sale (ongoing)

Thursday April 8th
9:00am – 11:00am
Cutting Class w/ Neltie

4:00 & 5:30pm
Small Space Design Pt. 1

6:30pm – 7:30pm
What To Do in Your Charleston Garden…in April 

Sunday April 11th
4:30pm – 7:00pm
Tropical Luau & Plant Sale Party

Thursday April 15th
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Veggie Gardening at Tradesmen Brewery

Saturday April 17th
Romney Urban Garden Work Day

Sunday April 18th
10am –  2:30pm
Spring by the Sea Garden Tour

Sunday April 25th
10:00am – 1pm
Members Favorite Plant Sale & Real Yard Sale

St. Andrews School of Math & Science Pollinator Garden Installation

Thursday April 29th
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Small Space Design Pt. 2



Ms. Katherine Roberts
Lowcountry Garden Club