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4-H Junior Naturalist Club 2020
4-H Junior Naturalist Club 2020 Elementary school students join us on garden adventure to discover the habitats and animals of South Carolina. Through exciting hands-on activities, participants discover more about the environment and how to be good stewards of the natural world. We’ll learn about natural resources, forest and aquatic ecology, wildlife biology, geology, botany, entomology and more. Students receive a 4-H t-shirt.
Price:$90.00

Budding Artists: Botanical Nests and Eggs - April 8, 2020
Budding Artists: Botanical Nests and Eggs - April 8, 2020 Children always love this annual program! Use leaves, flowers and plant-derived egg dyes to decorate eggs. Learn how birds make nests for their young, look at real bird nests, and construct your own ‘bird nests’ to take home. All ages are welcome, but younger children will require hands-on assistance from an adult.
Price:$12.00

Camp Ready, Jet, Go!
Camp Ready, Jet, Go! In this new camp, a camper’s place is exploring space! Inspired by the PBS kids’ show, we’ll explore astronomy and earth science through a variety of hands-on experiments, games, and other and activities, including a visit to the planetarium! Please register by June 29.
Price:$120.00

Clemson Experimental Forest Tours - 2020
Clemson Experimental Forest Tours - 2020 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.


Date: Saturdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 29, Mar. 21 and Apr. 25
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Price:$7.00

Frogs in the Garden with Patrick McMillan
Frogs in the Garden with Patrick McMillan The frog chorus is in full throat at this time of year. As we have added numerous small ponds to the Garden, our frog diversity has blossomed!
Date: Wednesday, May 20
Location: Meet at the Geology Museum Parking Area
Fee: $30 (10% discount members)
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Price:$30.00

Garden Creativity: Paper Crocus (for Foothills Flower Arrangers)
Garden Creativity: Paper Crocus (for Foothills Flower Arrangers) The blooming of crocus is one of the earliest signs of spring. With help from this class, you can bring their beauty inside to enjoy year-round! Create a lovely, floral sculpture with guidance from educators Allison Jones and Kendra Vincent.

Fee: $25 per participant (10% member discount)
Time: 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Center, lower level
Price:$25.00

Garden Creativity: Paper Crocus - March 20, 2020
Garden Creativity: Paper Crocus - March 20, 2020 The blooming of crocus is one of the earliest signs of spring. With help from this class, you can bring their beauty inside to enjoy year-round! Create a lovely, floral sculpture with guidance from educators Allison Jones and Kendra Vincent.

Fee: $25 per participant (10% member discount)
Time: 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Center, lower level
Price:$25.00

Garden Creativity: Pea Pod Jewelry - May 8  2020
Garden Creativity: Pea Pod Jewelry - May 8 2020 Participants will learn basic wire-wrapping techniques to craft and customize pea pod pendant jewelry. Tickets to this class (or the finished products) make great Mother’s Day gifts!

Fee: $25
Date: May 8 2020
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Center, lower level
Price:$25.00

Garden Sprouts - March – May 2020
Garden Sprouts - March – May 2020 Garden Sprouts learn about plants, animals and nature using stories, arts and crafts, and nature walks, 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 family per class
Date: Mondays, March – May
Time: 10 - 11 a.m.
Price:$5.00
Holi: The Colors of Spring 2020
Holi: The Colors of Spring 2020 Holi is a festival of colors! The colored powder of this holiday inspired today’s popular color run races. In this class, children will learn about and be inspired by the customs of this spring celebration. We’ll enjoy a spring walk and create colorful rangoli art.
Fee: $8 per participant
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Center, lower level
Price:$8.00

Homeschool Days - 2020
Homeschool Days - 2020 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. Please register all children that will be attending. Please register at least 3 days in advance.
Price:$6.00

Little Explorers Mini Camp: All About Bugs! - July 20-22, 2020
Little Explorers Mini Camp: All About Bugs! - July 20-22, 2020 Young campers will love exploring the garden and uncovering the bugs that call it home! Campers will learn through, games, crafts, and observation! Please register by July 13.
Price:$75.00

Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Layla Burgess, Gardening for Bats and Owls - April 1, 2020
Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Layla Burgess, Gardening for Bats and Owls - April 1, 2020 How can we work with wildlife, rather than against it? By attracting new garden friends with unique skill sets. Bats and owls help moderate vermin and various critters that can be damaging to the garden. Learn what they need and what they can do for you and the health of your garden.

Date: April 1, 2020
Location: Hayden Conference Center
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Fee: $7 (10% member discount)
Price:$7.00

Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Paul Thompson, Gardening for Native Bees - March 4, 2020
Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - Paul Thompson, Gardening for Native Bees - March 4, 2020 There are over 4000 native bee species in the United States that are excellent pollinators. Learn several of the more common species in South Carolina and how to attract them to your landscape.

Date: March 4, 2020
Location: Hayden Conference Center
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Fee: $7 (10% member discount)
Price:$7.00

Meat-Eating Plants! - May 15  2020
Meat-Eating Plants! - May 15 2020 Visit the Carnivorous Display Garden, and discover the fascinating world of this special group of plants. Learn many fun facts about these insect-eating machines, and even dissect some to see what we can find inside! Each child will also enjoy making a take-home craft.
Fee: $7 per participant
Date: Friday, May 15
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Location: Conference Center, lower level
Price:$7.00

Mountains to Sea Camp - June 15-19, 2020
Mountains to Sea Camp - June 15-19, 2020 In this camp, children will explore the various ecosystems of South Carolina. Using the Natural Heritage Garden as our guide, we’ll take a journey from the mountains to the sea, and we’ll discover the interesting plants, animals and people who have called these spaces home throughout our state’s history. Participants will enjoy daily hikes in the Garden, games and hands-on activities as well as visits to nearby historical sites. Take home projects will include hand-dyed shirts, pottery and more!
Price:$195.00

Night Hikes in the SCBG
Night Hikes in the SCBG Join naturalist James Wilkins each month and experience the sights, sounds and sensations of nature at night. Please wear shoes and clothing appropriate for walking in the woods. Flashlights are optional. Register online at least 2 days in advance.
Price:$7.00
Pruning Workshop with Mark Arena
Pruning Workshop with Mark Arena Join extension agent Mark Arena in this hands-on pruning workshop. Learn the fundamentals of tree pruning and methods to encourage healthy tree structure. Trees with good structure are more resistant to storms and other natural forces. Bring pruning shears, and dress for the weather.
Date: Tuesday, March 10
Location: Hayden Conference Center
Fee: $30 (10% discount members)
Time: 10 a.m. – noon
Price:$30.00

SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: SPRING HERBACEOUS PLANT IDENTIFICATION April 9, 2020
SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: SPRING HERBACEOUS PLANT IDENTIFICATION April 9, 2020 Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee: $80 (10% discount for Friends Members and SCNP members)
Location: Hayden Conference Center, South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson
Price:$80.00

SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING May 16, 2020
SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING May 16, 2020 Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Hayden Conference Center, South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson
Fee: $80 (10% discount for Friends Members and SCNP members)
Price:$80.00

SCNP CERTIFICATE ELECTIVE: PLANT COMMUNITIES OF THE JOCASSEE GORGES VIA LAKE JOCASSEE May 1, 2020
SCNP CERTIFICATE ELECTIVE: PLANT COMMUNITIES OF THE JOCASSEE GORGES VIA LAKE JOCASSEE May 1, 2020 Date : Friday, May 1, 2020
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Holcombe Room, Devil’s Fork State Park
Cost : $90* (10% discount for Friends Members and SCNP members)

**Please be aware that the State Park charges $5 for parking, to be paid on the day.
Price:$90.00

SCNP Core Course: BASIC HORTICULTURE (BEAUFORT)  - April 25, 2020
SCNP Core Course: BASIC HORTICULTURE (BEAUFORT) - April 25, 2020 Date : Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Beaufort Extension Office Classroom
Cost : $80 (10% discount for Friends Members and SCNP members)
Price:$80.00

SCNP Core Course: BASIC HORTICULTURE (Clemson)  - March 14, 2020
SCNP Core Course: BASIC HORTICULTURE (Clemson) - March 14, 2020 Date : Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Hayden Conference Center, South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson.
Cost : $80 (10% discount for Friends Members and SCNP members)
Price:$80.00

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Natural Plant Communities - April 4, 2020
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Natural Plant Communities - April 4, 2020 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/Time: Saturday, April 4 at 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Hayden Conference Center
Fee: $80 (10% discount for Friends Members and SCNP members)
Price:$80.00

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Tree Identification  - March 21, 2020
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Tree Identification - March 21, 2020 Date/Time: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Hayden Conference Center, South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson
Fee: $80 (10% discount for Friends Members and SCNP members)
Price:$80.00

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Wetland and Riparian Ecology - May 9, 2020
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Wetland and Riparian Ecology - May 9, 2020 Wetland and riparian (streams & rivers) ecosystems are among the most productive and biologically diverse systems in the world, yet they are among the most threatened. Common wetlands in our region include floodplains associated with stream and river corridors, swamps, bogs, and marshes.

Date/Time: Saturday, May 9 at 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Hayden Conference Center, South Carolina Botanical Garden
Fee: $80 (10% discount SCNPS and Friends Members)
Price:$80.00

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Elective: Evergreens  - February 29, 2020
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Elective: Evergreens - February 29, 2020 Evergreens occur in almost every natural plant community in South Carolina. They are easy to spot against the otherwise gray landscape of winter. By using their characteristics of location, leaves, buds and fruit one can easily begin to identify them.

Date/Time: Saturday, February 29 at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: South Carolina Botanical Garden; Conference Center, upper level
Fee: $80 (10% discount Friends and SCNP members)
Price:$80.00

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Elective: Native Plant Propagation March 28, 2020
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Elective: Native Plant Propagation March 28, 2020 Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee: $80 (10% discount for Friends Members and SCNP members)
Location: South Carolina Botanical Garden; Conference Center, upper level
Price:$80.00

Spring Migrant Birds with Patrick McMillan
Spring Migrant Birds with Patrick McMillan Enjoy this special opportunity to spend time in the Garden with Garden Director and expert naturalist, Patrick McMillan. The Garden is a migratory hot-spot and an important flyway for many of our avian migrants, join him to experience this wonderful phenomenon.
Date: Thursday, May 7
Location: Meet at the Geology Museum Parking Area
Fee: $30 (10% discount members)
Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Price:$30.00

The Melody Garden - March - May 2020
The Melody Garden - March - May 2020 Choose from : Tuesdays, March 10-May 26, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. OR Thursdays, March 12-May 28, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Location: Meet at Hayden Conference Center or Nature Learning Center, (emails sent out before class with location)
Price:$81.00

The Melody Garden Drop-In Music Class!
The Melody Garden Drop-In Music Class! Pop-in to have some musical fun! Between sessions, Rebecca Smith, Garden children's musician, offers pop-up classes! Rebecca will inspire you and your seedling or sprout to sing and dance to nature-themed music. Imaginations will soar as your child learns to sing in tune and move to rhythm. Classes are outside on pretty days! Each class ends with an instrument petting zoo where your child can play a variety of instruments!
Price:$8.00

Valentine’s Tea Party
Valentine’s Tea Party Join us for a tea party! Children will enjoy learning about tea and sampling a variety of flavors. We’ll even make own herbal teas and decorate mugs for enjoying tea at home! Light refreshments will be provided.

Fee: $10
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Center, lower level
Price:$10.00

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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.