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Budding Artists: Botanical Nests and Eggs - April 12, 2019
Budding Artists: Botanical Nests and Eggs - April 12, 2019 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

Budding Artists: Ikebana for Mother’s Day - May 9, 2019
Budding Artists: Ikebana for Mother’s Day - May 9, 2019 Discover the Japanese art of arranging flowers and other natural materials! Children will create arrangements as well as vases to keep or give away as gifts! All ages are welcome, but younger children will require hands-on assistance from an adult.
Price:$10.00

Clemson Experimental Forest Tours - 2019
Clemson Experimental Forest Tours - 2019 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. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, and May 11
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Price:$7.00

Full Moon Hikes - 2019
Full Moon Hikes - 2019 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 Camp - July 8 – 12, 2019
Garden Creativity Camp - July 8 – 12, 2019 In this camp creativity reigns! The garden is our palette and provides our media - we will craft, paint and explore many dimensions of our creative spirit through garden-based activities. Learn about famous artists who were inspired by the natural world.
Price:$110.00

Garden Creativity: Bird Nest Necklaces - April 3, 2019
Garden Creativity: Bird Nest Necklaces - April 3, 2019 Be inspired by nature’s avian artists in this fun class. Participants will learn basic wire-wrapping techniques to craft and customize graceful bird nest pendant necklaces. Tickets to this class (or the finished products) make great Mother’s Day gifts! Register at least 7 days in advance.

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

Garden Explorations Discovery Camp - June 17 – 21, 2019
Garden Explorations Discovery Camp - June 17 – 21, 2019 An exciting summer day camp adventure brings nature discovery to life. Children explore the Garden’s habitats through many fun hands-on activities and discover the wonders of the natural world. Splash through creeks, climb rocks and meet frogs and toads close-up! This year we are excited to extend Garden Explorations Discovery Camp to include a fantastic day on Lake Jocassee with naturalists and SCBG staff.
Price:$195.00

Garden Sprouts - March – May 2019
Garden Sprouts - March – May 2019 Discover the wonders of the Botanical Garden with the guidance of Garden naturalist and educator Sue Watts. Garden Sprouts blends the Garden’s unique resources with imaginative and fun ways to learn about plants and animals using stories, arts and crafts, nature walks, movement, touch and observation to explore each week’s seasonal theme.
Fee: $5 per family (10% discount Friends members)
Date: Mondays, March – May
Time: 10 - 11 a.m.
Price:$5.00 - $60.00 (depends on options selected)
Great Green Adventure Camp - June 24-28, 2019
Great Green Adventure Camp - June 24-28, 2019 We’ll focus on hands-on exploration of the outdoors and ways to connect to and protect the natural world. From day to day, campers will become gardeners, artists, chefs, ethnobotanists, field biologists and conservationists all while learning about the importance of teamwork, sustainability, and time spent in nature
Price:$195.00

Hands-on Gardening: Gardening for Small Spaces with LayLa Burgess and Adair Hoover - June 11, 2019
Hands-on Gardening: Gardening for Small Spaces with LayLa Burgess and Adair Hoover - June 11, 2019 Clemson’s Extension agents are a treasure trove of research-based information for the homeowner. In this new series, join local agents for hands-on programs to learn successful tips and techniques for gardening in the upstate.

Fee: $25 (10% member discount)
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Location: Conference Center, lower level
Price:$25.00

HIGH FLYING AVIAN ADVENTURE - May 24, 2019
HIGH FLYING AVIAN ADVENTURE - May 24, 2019 Birding is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, improve observation skills and just have fun! In this morning program, we’ll learn fun facts about birds and beginner birding skills for locating and identifying common birds of South Carolina.
Price:$7.00

Homeschool Days - 2019
Homeschool Days - 2019 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

How to make an insect collection with entomologist Mike Ferro - May 18, 2019
How to make an insect collection with entomologist Mike Ferro - May 18, 2019 Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Nature Learning Center
Fee: $25 per participant (10% member discount)
Price:$25.00

Junior Naturalists (2019)
Junior Naturalists (2019) This year’s Junior Naturalist Club for elementary students (ages 6-12) explores the exciting habitats of South Carolina. From the mountains to the sea, participants will learn about the animals and plants who call this State home, and the landscapes that define South Carolina.
Price:$80.00

Little Explorers Mini Camp: Dinosaur Train - July 29-31, 2019
Little Explorers Mini Camp: Dinosaur Train - July 29-31, 2019 All aboard! Young dinosaur enthusiasts and nature trackers will love seeing evidence of real dinosaurs and unearthing fun facts about the prehistoric world they lived in through games, crafts, hikes and more!
Price:$70.00

Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension  - 2019
Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension - 2019 Tap into the extensive knowledge of Clemson’s Extension Service in this lunch and learn series. Bring a bag lunch and listen to learn from Clemson experts.
Price:$7.00

SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING April 20, 2019
SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING April 20, 2019 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. Prerequisite: Basic Botany.

Date: Saturday. April 20
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Hayden Conference Center
Fee: $80 (10% discount Friends member or SC Native Plant Society member)
Price:$80.00

SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: TREE IDENTIFICATION April 9, 2019
SC Native Plant Certificate Core Class: TREE IDENTIFICATION April 9, 2019 Enter the forest to explore the giants of the plant world with Dan Whitten, President of the Upstate Chapter of the SCNPS. Become familiar with our native trees, shrubs and woody vines by learning to recognize their bark, leaves, twigs, fruit, and form.

Date : Tuesday, April 9
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Hayden Conference Center
Cost : $80 (10% discount for FRIENDS and SCNPS members)

Price:$80.00

SC Native Plant Certificate Elective: FERNS May 10, 2019
SC Native Plant Certificate Elective: FERNS May 10, 2019 Spend the day delving into the rich world of ferns ranging from the small Mosquito Fern to the large Royal Fern. Discover which species to expect where: mountains? coastal plain? moist woodland? dryish hillside?

Date : Saturday, May 10
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Hayden Conference Center
Cost : $80 (10% discount members)

Price:$80.00

SC Native Plant Certificate Elective: NATIVE PLANTS AND BIRDS OF THE BEIDLER FOREST 4/18/19
SC Native Plant Certificate Elective: NATIVE PLANTS AND BIRDS OF THE BEIDLER FOREST 4/18/19 Native plants are immensely important to a diversity of wildlife, especially our native birds. Audubon South Carolina (ASC) owns and manages over 22,000 acres in South Carolina for the benefit of birds.

Date : Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : 336 Sanctuary Road in Harleyville, South Carolina
Cost : $80 (10% discount members)

Price:$80.00

SC Native Plant Elective: Longleaf Pine Savannas May 9, 2019
SC Native Plant Elective: Longleaf Pine Savannas May 9, 2019 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 : Thursday, May 9
Time : 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location : Sewee visitor and Environmental Education Center and the Francis Marion National Forest; Awendaw, SC
Cost : $80 (10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)
Price:$80.00

SCNP Certificate Core Class: Vascular Plants of the Low Country May 8, 2019
SCNP Certificate Core Class: Vascular Plants of the Low Country May 8, 2019 During this class, you will review the groups of vascular plants (mosses, ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms) including their characteristics, origins, and classification

Date : Wednesday, May 8
Time : 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location : Spring Island Nature Center, Okatie, SC (detailed directions to follow
Cost : $80 (10% discount SCBG & SCNP Society members)

Price:$80.00

SCNP Certificate Elective: Opening Your World Through Nature Journaling with Gale McKinley March 30, 2019
SCNP Certificate Elective: Opening Your World Through Nature Journaling with Gale McKinley March 30, 2019 A nature journal is a place to record our observations of the natural world and to reflect on them. Sketching allows us to slow down enough to see nature in a whole new way, to improve our power of observation, and to stimulate curiosity.

Date : Saturday, March 30
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Hayden Conference Center
Cost : $80 (10% Friends or SCNP Society)

Price:$80.00

SCNPC Core Course: Principles of Sustainable Landscaping (Coastal location) - April 12, 2019
SCNPC Core Course: Principles of Sustainable Landscaping (Coastal location) - April 12, 2019 Time: 9 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.
Location: Clemson Coastal Research & Education Center, 2700 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29414
Fee: $80
Price:$80.00

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Basic Botany - April 6, 2019
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Basic Botany - April 6, 2019 Date/Time: Saturday, April 6 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Hayden Conference Center
Fee: $80 (10% discount Friends and SCNP members)
Price:$80.00

The Melody Garden - Winter/Spring 2019
The Melody Garden - Winter/Spring 2019 We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams." -Arthur O'Shaughnessy. How about we make music AND dream! Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Rebecca Smith, 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!
Suggested Ages: Under 6 years

Price:$54.00
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

Time Travelers Camp - July 22 – 26 , 2019
Time Travelers Camp - July 22 – 26 , 2019 Live the past! History comes alive in this week-long camp. Join us at the Hunt Cabin and the survival skills needed in the19th Century. Learn how to build a cabin, learn about rice, indigo and cotton, make period clothes and more! In this camp, children will be immersed in South Carolina’s history and learn about the people and cultures that make up the diversity of our state.
Price:$110.00

SC Botanical Garden

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Educational Programs
For a full refund, cancellations must be made at least five days prior to the program date.

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.