Summer School Workshops 2016

Aug. 8 – 13 at the CHS Education Center

TICKETS – Call 843.579.9922 or order online here

Tuesday Aug. 9th: 10am – Noon
Succulent Wreath Design Class
Nancy Hart – Church Creek Nursery
We’ll provide the wreath form and starter succulents, you provide the enthusiasm, creativity and willing to get your hands dirty in this often requested workshop with succulent expert and nursery owner Nancy Hart. Nancy will take you through the step by step process of designing your own wreath that you will take home with you that day. Opportunity to purchase additional succulents will be available as well.
$45 per CHS member $50 for guests (Limited to 16 participants)

Wednesday Aug. 10th: 
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Crazy Garden Cocktail Hour
Sarah Martin & Hallie Arnold – Mixologists
Back by popular demand the comedic cocktail duo of Sarah and Hallie will return for another round of fabulous cocktails along with hilarious stories and anecdotes about their adventures in world of mixology. Learn how to make refreshing summer cocktails featuring natural garden ingredients and of course sample everything as you sit back and laugh a lot.
$15 CHS members / $20 guests (
Class size limit 28)

Thursday Aug 11th: 10am – Noon
Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Floral Arranging
Kathy Huang – Ikebana design expert
Join expert Kathy Huang as she demonstrates five popular Ikebana styles and learn a hands-on Moribana (pile-up) style. Flowers provided for you to walk out with your own personal arrangement. Each student will need to bring their own Kenzan (frog or pinholder), flat bowl type vase and floral clippers.
$25 CHS members / $30 guests (
Class size limit 16)

Thursday Aug 11th: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Growing Epiphytic Orchids Outdoors in the Low Country
Steve Katzberg – Epiphyte expert
Steve will discuss the selection criteria, some weather, climate and geographic considerations in hunting down these rare members.A ‘show and tell’ of the survivors that prospered will be the highlight of the workshop. Sources for these orchids, as well as lore surrounding them will also be presented. These elegant, hardy orchids offer an opportunity for the development of a community of orchid enthusiasts who grow the plants in Charleston private gardens, local backyards and patios.
$15 CHS members / $20 guests (
Class size limit 28)

Saturday Aug. 13th: 10am – 11:30am
Easy Ways to Plan & Plant for Fall & Winter Gardens
Rita Bachmann – Rita’s Roots
Ever wanted to plant a legit veggie garden but always felt you would just not get it quite right? Rita Bachmann will make it a stress-free affair as she walks you through the easiest steps for planning, selecting and planting the right veggies for those cooler months!
$15 CHS members / $20 guests (
Class size limit 28)

Saturday Aug. 13th: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
What’s Hot & New: Chinse Ground Orchids, Astromeria & Ferns
Chris Chaney – owner Piedmont Iris Farm
Celebrated upstate nurseryman Chris Chaney will come down to Charleston to share his enthusiasm on the hottest new trends in some of your favorite plants coming on the market. He will also bring a variety of plants to sell on site after the workshop!
$15 CHS members / $20 guests (
Class size limit 28)

Member Full Pass
Admission to all six workshop classes
$115 – Available to members only

Flex Pass
Access to both hands on workshops: Succulent Wreath and Ikebana classes
plus two other classes of your choice
$90 – Must call office at 843.579.9922 for this pass

(passes first come first serve and limited to 16)

TO BUY TICKETS please call (843) 579-9922 or Purchase online using the form on this page