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Budding Artists: Cherokee Pinch Pots and Leaf Pounding
Budding Artists: Cherokee Pinch Pots and Leaf Pounding Each month we’ll explore a new seasonal theme to inspire children to create fun, nature-based art. Projects are designed for ages 6-12 years, but all ages are welcome. Younger children are encouraged to participate with hands-on assistance from an adult.
Price:$10.00

Budding Artists: Paper Marigolds & Sugar Skull Masks for Dia de los Muertos
Budding Artists: Paper Marigolds & Sugar Skull Masks for Dia de los Muertos Each month we’ll explore a new seasonal theme to inspire children to create fun, nature-based art. Projects are designed for ages 6-12 years, but all ages are welcome. Younger children are encouraged to participate with hands-on assistance from an adult.
Price:$8.00

Clemson Experimental Forest Tours - 2018
Clemson Experimental Forest Tours - 2018 Each month we explore a different area of the 17,500-acre Clemson Experimental Forest (CEF). These fun and informal, family-friendly walks will showcase the diversity and beauty of natural and cultural resources in the CEF. Join naturalist James Wilkins (and special guests!) at a pre-determined location and carpool or follow us into the Forest. Register online at least 2 days in advance.


Date: Saturdays, Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 1
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Price:$7.00

Full Moon Hikes - 2018
Full Moon Hikes - 2018 Join naturalist James Wilkins each month on the full moon and experience the sights, sounds and sensations of nature at night. Please wear shoes and clothing appropriate for walking in the woods. Flashlights are not needed. Register online at least 2 days in advance.
Price:$7.00
Garden Creativity: Felt Bird Ornaments - December 14, 2018
Garden Creativity: Felt Bird Ornaments - December 14, 2018 We’ll create a set of three delightful bird ornaments that can be used as decoration for your holiday tree or enjoyed the whole year through. All materials will be provided.

Fee: $30
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Center, lower level
Price:$30.00

Garden Sprouts - September - November  2018
Garden Sprouts - September - November 2018 Garden Sprouts learn about plants, animals and nature using stories, arts and crafts, and nature walks, and movement to explore each week’s seasonal theme. This program is ideal for preschoolers, but all ages are encouraged to join in the fun!
Fee: $5 per class,per family (max. 3 children)
Date: Mondays, September - November 2018
Time: 10am - 11am
Price:$5.00
Handmade for the Holidays - December 7, 2018
Handmade for the Holidays - December 7, 2018 Please register at least 5 days in advance.
Friday, December 7
Fee: $16 per participant (10% member discount)
Time: 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Center, lower level
Price:$16.00

Homeschool Days - 2018
Homeschool Days - 2018 Join us each month, for an exciting, hands-on learning experience! Themes change each month, and activities are designed for children ages five and up. However, registration is open to all ages. Due to popular demand, we’ve added an additional class slot per month! Please register at least 3 days in advance.
Price:$5.00

Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Ellen Vincent, Landscaping with Native Plants - October 17, 2018
Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Ellen Vincent, Landscaping with Native Plants - October 17, 2018 Native plants offer ecosystem benefits that may contribute to a healthy environment. “Right plant right place” will be emphasized by explanations of site and soil analysis and user preferences.

Date: October 17, 2018
Location: Hayden Conference Center
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Fee: $7 (10% member discount)
Price:$7.00

Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Jackie Jordan, Choosing the Best Fall Bulbs - October 24, 2018
Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Jackie Jordan, Choosing the Best Fall Bulbs - October 24, 2018 Bulbs are the workhorses of the spring landscape, chose the correct daffodils, crocus, hyacinth, tulips and more for our southern gardens. Plan now for a spring full of color!

Date: October 24, 2018
Location: Hayden Conference Center
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Fee: $7 (10% member discount)
Price:$7.00

Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Juan Melgar, Fruit Trees and Small Fruits - November 28, 2018
Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Juan Melgar, Fruit Trees and Small Fruits - November 28, 2018 Learn how to increase the diversity and interest of your garden by adding appropriate fruit trees and small fruits that will do well in our area.

Date: November 28, 2018
Location: Hayden Conference Center
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Fee: $7 (10% member discount)
Price:$7.00

Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Kerrie Roach, Successful Indoor Succulents - October 31, 2018
Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Kerrie Roach, Successful Indoor Succulents - October 31, 2018 Explore the wonderful world of indoor succulents, plants that can brighten and enrich your home. With their incredible shapes and forms, and tolerance of moderate light, low humidity, and weeks of neglect, succulent house plants are a great addition to your interior décor.

Date: October 31, 2018
Location: Hayden Conference Center
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Fee: $7 (10% member discount)
Price:$7.00

Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - LayLa Burgess, Beneficial Insects in the Garden - November 14, 2018
Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - LayLa Burgess, Beneficial Insects in the Garden - November 14, 2018 Learn how to encourage beneficial bugs in your garden. For pest control and pollination, many insects are valuable garden inhabitants and should be welcomed.

Date: November 14, 2018
Location: Hayden Conference Center
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Fee: $7 (10% member discount)
Price:$7.00

Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Michelle Hall, Small Backyard Poultry Flock - October 10, 2018
Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Michelle Hall, Small Backyard Poultry Flock - October 10, 2018 Ever wanted to keep chickens in your backyard? They are a wonderful addition for pest control, to provide garden fertilizer, to teach children where they get their food from, and they give you eggs!!

Date: October 10, 2018
Location: Hayden Conference Center
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Fee: $7 (10% member discount)
Price:$7.00

Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Morris Warner, Bees & Bee Keeping - November 7, 2018
Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Morris Warner, Bees & Bee Keeping - November 7, 2018 Pollinators are experiencing unprecedented decline and hobby beekeeping can help support garden and community pollination. In addition to interacting with these amazing creatures and fostering these pivotal pollinators, hive by-products are a major bonus to keeping bees.

Date: November 7, 2018
Location: Hayden Conference Center
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Fee: $7 (10% member discount)
Price:$7.00

Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Terasa Lott, Managing Water in Your Own Backyard - September 26, 2018
Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Terasa Lott, Managing Water in Your Own Backyard - September 26, 2018 Water management is an essential skill for a healthy and productive landscape. In this lunch and learn Terasa Lott will share her tips and tricks for managing this precious resource.

Date: September 26, 2018
Location: Hayden Conference Center
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Fee: $7 (10% member discount)
Price:$7.00

OWL PROWL - October 12, 2018
OWL PROWL - October 12, 2018 Get wise about the lives of owls. We’ll discover amazing owl adaptations and have the chance to be mad scientists, working to dissect and investigate the contents of a real owl pellet! Whooo knows what we’ll find? Please register at least 3 days in advance.
Price:$8.00

Painting with a Purpose!  Echinacea Laevigata
Painting with a Purpose! Echinacea Laevigata Fee: $40 (10% member discount)
Time: 6.30 p.m.- 8.30 p.m.
Location: Nature Learning Center
Price:$40.00

Rainwater harvesting and DIY rain chain with Terasa Lott
Rainwater harvesting and DIY rain chain with Terasa Lott This workshop is designed to teach homeowners about water conservation, water wise gardening, and rainwater harvesting. Participants will make a wire wrapped rock rain chain which is a beautiful and function alternative to a traditional downspout.
Price:$25.00

SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Natural Plant Communities 10/6/18
SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Natural Plant Communities 10/6/18 Join expert naturalist, Tim Lee, to build your knowledge base of major conceptual issues and areas of current research in plant ecology. Explore the biotic and abiotic factors that affect the distribution and abundance of plant species in South Carolina.

Date : Saturday, October 6
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Carriage House, behind Visitor Center
Cost : $80 (10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)
Price:$80.00

SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING (upstate location) - 11/2/2018
SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING (upstate location) - 11/2/2018 Join Rick Huffman, landscape architect, and founder and past president of the South Carolina Plant Society, to learn how native plants are the key to developing a sustainable landscape, and an important way to conserve natural resources. A sustainable landscape is in balance with the local climate, soil and plants and wildlife. Native plants enable you to potentially minimize the resource inputs into your garden, such as fertilizer, pesticides, gasoline, time a Prerequisite: Basic Botany.
Price:$80.00

SC Native Plant Elective: Longleaf Pine Savannas 11/07/18
SC Native Plant Elective: Longleaf Pine Savannas 11/07/18 Join Lisa Lord and Carol Denhof, of the The Longleaf Alliance to explore the ecology and management of the longleaf pine ecosystem and then dig deeper into one of the most beautiful and diverse longleaf habitats, the longleaf savanna.

Date : Wednesday, November 7
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Sewee visitor and Environmental Education Center and the Francis Marion National Forest
Cost : $80 (10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)
Price:$80.00

SCNP Certificate Core Class: Fall Herbaceous Plants 9/27/18
SCNP Certificate Core Class: Fall Herbaceous Plants 9/27/18 In this field identification course, learn about the foliage and flowers of primarily herbaceous plants, although some shrubs will surely sneak in.

Date : Thursday, September 27
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Carriage House, behind Visitor Center
Cost : $80 (10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)

Price:$80.00

SCNP Certificate Elective: Backyard Rain Gardens 10/26/2018
SCNP Certificate Elective: Backyard Rain Gardens 10/26/2018 Join us for a hands-on elective workshop for all those interested in rain garden design, installation, and native plant selection. Rain gardens are landscaped depressions that collect water runoff and allow it to infiltrate, thereby reducing erosion and flooding. Date : Friday, October 26, 2018
Time : 9AM- 5PM
Location : Hayden Conference Center
Cost : $80.00 ((10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)

Price:$80.00

SCNP Core Course: Basic Horticulture
SCNP Core Course: Basic Horticulture Date : November 10, 2018
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Hayden Conference Center
Cost : $80 (10% member discount SCNP & SCBG)

Price:$80.00

SCNPC Elective Class: Making a plan to manage invasive plants! 10/13/18
SCNPC Elective Class: Making a plan to manage invasive plants! 10/13/18 Colette DeGarady will begin the morning discussing common invasives in South Carolina including: identification, treatment, available resources, and management. We’ll review how to make a management plan for any size yard or property.

Date : Saturday, October 13
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Hayden Conference Center
Cost : $80 (10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)

Price:$80.00

SCNPC Elective Class: Sandhills Exploration with Bruce Sorrie 10/6/18
SCNPC Elective Class: Sandhills Exploration with Bruce Sorrie 10/6/18 Join eminent botanist Bruce Sorrie for a field trip to the Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge. Bruce spent many years inventorying and surveying habitats in North Carolina, predominantly within the longleaf pine ecosystem.
Date : Saturday, October 6
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge
Cost : $80 (10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)

Price:$80.00

Story Start to Stroller Strut
Story Start to Stroller Strut Friday, September 28: Meadow Meander
Friday, October 26: Trailing Trees
Wednesday, November 28: Fall Colors
Wednesday, December 12: Squirrel Scramble

Fee: FREE
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.
Location: Garden Amphitheater
Price:$0.00

Wintry Wreaths - November 28, 2018
Wintry Wreaths - November 28, 2018 ‘Tis the season for wreath making! Join us for this popular annual event to make lovely, fragrant evergreen wreaths to decorate our homes or give as gifts. This program is for both children and adults.
Price:$15.00 - $25.00 (depends on options selected)

Wintry Wreaths - November 30, 2018
Wintry Wreaths - November 30, 2018 ‘Tis the season for wreath making! Join us for this popular annual event to make lovely, fragrant evergreen wreaths to decorate our homes or give as gifts. This program is for both children and adults.
Price:$15.00 - $25.00 (depends on options selected)

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Educational Programs
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Tours
Program fees for groups are due two weeks prior to program date. If you must cancel, please notify us immediately to reschedule your program. Tours must be rescheduled within 30 days. Program fees are not refundable.

Venue Rentals
Venue rentals do not include the rental of chairs, tables, linens, or tents. Rental fees paid only cover the cost of the venue being reserved. A $250 deposit is required to reserve any venue, and will be refunded in full within 30 days after the event if no damage occurs. For a full listing of our guidelines and policies regarding venue rentals, please click here.

SC Botanical Garden Sip and Stroll
Event is rain or shine, no refunds.