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Clemson Experimental Forest Tours - Fall 2019
Clemson Experimental Forest Tours - Fall 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. Register online at least 2 days in advance.

Location: Directions will be sent upon registration
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Price:$7.00

Full-Moon Hikes Fall 2019
Full-Moon Hikes Fall 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: 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 Creativity: Bird Nest Necklaces - November 8, 2019
Garden Creativity: Bird Nest Necklaces - November 8, 2019 Back by popular demand! 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. Please register at least 5 days in advance.

Suggested Age: Adults and children 12+ years
Fee: $25
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Location: S.C. Botanical Garden; Conference Center, downstairs
Price:$25.00

Garden Creativity: Pumpkins for Home and Garden
Garden Creativity: Pumpkins for Home and Garden 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:$35.00

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)
Garden Sprouts - September - November  2019
Garden Sprouts - September - November 2019 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/session or $50 for the series
Date: Mondays, September - November 2019
Time: 10am - 11am
Price:$5.00 - $50.00 (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

Handmade for the Holidays 2019
Handmade for the Holidays 2019 Please register at least 7 days in advance.
Date: Friday, December 13
Fee : $13 per participant
Time : 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Location: S.C. Botanical Garden; Conference Center, downstairs
Price:$13.00

Harvest Celebration Fall 2019
Harvest Celebration Fall 2019 Why do seasons change, and what is the Autumn Equinox? We’ll explore the answers to these questions along with how the autumn harvest has been celebrated around the world, throughout history. We’ll celebrate nature’s bounty ourselves by churning butter, making fresh apple cider in an old-fashioned apple press, and more! Each child will enjoy making a seasonal, take-home craft.
Price:$9.00

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

Homeschool Days, Fall 2019
Homeschool Days, Fall 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. Please register all children that will be participating in the classroom. Please register at least 3 days in advance.
Price:$6.00

Junior Naturalist Club
Junior Naturalist Club The Junior Naturalist Club for elementary students (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. Scholarships available - contact Sue Watts (Watts9 @ clemson.edu)
Price:$80.00

Junior SC Native Plant Certificate
Junior SC Native Plant Certificate The Junior South Carolina Native Plant Certificate is a pilot program, based on the popular South Carolina Native Plant Certificate, a partnership between the SBCG and the South Carolina Native Plant Society. .

Date: Alt. Thursdays, beginning September, 5
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: S.C. Botanical Garden; Conference Center, downstairs
Cost: $80

Price:$80.00

Lunch and Learn - 2019
Lunch and Learn - 2019 Join us for a fun and informative lunch and learn with Clemson Extension Agents!
Price:$7.00

Magical Moths: National Moth Week
Magical Moths: National Moth Week Date: Saturday, July 27
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Meet at the Geology Museum Parking Area.
Fee: $7/family (10% member discount)
Price:$7.00

Melody gARTen After School Art and Music
Melody gARTen After School Art and Music Fall session dates: Tuesdays, Sept 10-Oct 29 (8 week session)
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Location: S.C Botanical Garden Conference Center, downstairs ( a.k.a. Nature Learning Center)
Cost: $96 per session, includes supplies
Price:$96.00

Mindfulness in Nature  - November 9, 2019
Mindfulness in Nature - November 9, 2019 Join Rocky Nation, Anderson University associate professor of biology, and Jeanne Malmgren, psychotherapist/mindfulness teacher for this peaceful and relaxing program in the Garden. This workshop in the art and science of "forest bathing" will involve contemplative and sensory activities that refresh your body, mind, and soul. All fitness levels are welcome. Forest bathing involves only slow walking and easy guided movements. Space is limited. Adults only, please.
Price:$35.00

Mindfulness in Nature  - October 11, 2019
Mindfulness in Nature - October 11, 2019 Join Rocky Nation, Anderson University associate professor of biology, and Jeanne Malmgren, psychotherapist/mindfulness teacher for this peaceful and relaxing program in the Garden. This workshop in the art and science of "forest bathing" will involve contemplative and sensory activities that refresh your body, mind, and soul. All fitness levels are welcome. Forest bathing involves only slow walking and easy guided movements. Space is limited.
Price:$35.00

SCNP Core Course: Basic Horticulture - October 12, 2019
SCNP Core Course: Basic Horticulture - October 12, 2019 Date : Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location : Beaufort Extension Office Classroom
Cost : $80 (10% discount Garden Friends and SCNP Society members)

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

SCNPC Core Course: PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING (upstate location) - October 19, 2019
SCNPC Core Course: PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING (upstate location) - October 19, 2019 Time: 9 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Location: S.C. Botanical Garden; Conference Center, upstairs
Fee: $80 (10% discount for SCNP members or Friends of the Garden)
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

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Basic Botany - September 14, 2019
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Basic Botany - September 14, 2019 In this introductory course develop a foundation of knowledge and a working vocabulary for all other courses in the Certificate of Native Plants. Through classroom lectures and fun hands-on activities explore the basics of plants .

Date/Time: Saturday, September 14 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: S.C. Botanical Garden; Conference Center, upstairs
Fee: $80 (10% discount for SCNP members or Friends of the Garden
Price:$80.00

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Basic Horticulture - September 28, 2019
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Basic Horticulture - September 28, 2019 Discover how and why native plants have the potential to transform traditional horticultural practices with Jon Fritz, owner of Bluestem Landscape Design.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 28 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Hayden Conference Center, South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson
Fee: $80 (10% discount for SCNP members or Friends of the Garden
Price:$80.00

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Fall Herbaceous Plant Identification - September 19, 2019
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Fall Herbaceous Plant Identification - September 19, 2019 In this field-identification course learn about the foliage and flowers of primarily herbaceous plants, although some shrubs will surely sneak in. Join Allison Kelly, Natural Heritage Trail Manager, to explore the many habitats along the Natural Heritage Trail.

Date/Time: Thursday, September 19 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: S.C. Botanical Garden; Conference Center, upstairs
Fee: $80 (10% discount for SCNP members or Friends of the Garden
Price:$80.00

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Fall Herbaceous Plant Identification - September 26, 2019
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Fall Herbaceous Plant Identification - September 26, 2019 In this field-identification course learn about the foliage and flowers of primarily herbaceous plants, although some shrubs will surely sneak in. Join Allison Kelly, Natural Heritage Trail Manager, to explore the many habitats along the Natural Heritage Trail.

Date/Time: Thursday, September 26 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Hayden Conference Center, South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson
Fee: $80 (10% discount for SCNP members or Friends of the Garden
Price:$80.00

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Natural Plant Communities
  - October 5, 2019
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Natural Plant Communities
 - October 5, 2019 Join expert naturalist, Tim Lee, to build your knowledge base of major conceptual issues and areas of current research in plant ecology.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Hayden Conference Center, South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson
Fee: $80 (10% discount for SCNP members or Friends of the Garden
Price:$80.00

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Tree Identification  - October 22, 2019
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Tree Identification - October 22, 2019 Enter the forest to explore the giants of the plant world with Dan Whitten, President of the Upstate Chapter of the SCNPS.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 22 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Hayden Conference Center, South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson
Fee: $80 (10% discount for SCNP members or Friends of the Garden
Price:$80.00

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Elective: Mountain Plant Communities  - November 1, 2019
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Elective: Mountain Plant Communities - November 1, 2019 Learning to recognize mountain plant communities can increase your ability to spot their resident plant species.

Date/Time: Friday, November 1 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location:
Fee: $80 (10% discount for SCNP members or Friends of the Garden
Price:$80.00

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Elective: Rain Gardens  - October 25, 2019
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Elective: Rain Gardens - October 25, 2019 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/Time: Friday, October 25 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Hayden Conference Center, South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson
Fee: $80 (10% discount for SCNP members or Friends of the Garden
Price:$80.00

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Elective: Soils  - October 24, 2019
South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Elective: Soils - October 24, 2019 This workshop with soils expert Dr. Dara Park, Clemson University, introduces participants to soil fundamentals

Date/Time: Thursday, October 24 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Hayden Conference Center, South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson
Fee: $80 (10% discount for SCNP members or Friends of the Garden
Price:$80.00

The Congaree Through a Botanist’s Eye
The Congaree Through a Botanist’s Eye Come to South Carolina’s only national park, The Congaree National Park, to learn about it’s fascinating history, ecology, and, of course, the plants of the park with botanist, Kate Farrah. Prerequisite: Basic Botany.

Date: Friday, October 11
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Congaree National Park Visitor Center
Fee: $80 (10% discount for SCNP members or Friends of the Garden)
Price:$80.00

The Melody Garden - Fall 2019
The Melody Garden - Fall 2019 Fall Session Dates: September 3rd-November 12th (includes one makeup week)
Choose from : Tuesdays, 5-6pm session OR Thursdays, 10-11am session
Location: Meet at S.C. Botanical Garden Conference Center (upstairs or downstairs depending on day)
Price:$90.00

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

Wintry Wreaths -  2019
Wintry Wreaths - 2019 ‘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. Please register at least 5 days in advance.
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.