At last there is a guide book for insect pests and beneficial species written for South Carolina. Dr. Merle Shepard and Dr. Ed Farnworth have written an accessible resource for Lowcountry gardeners full of color photographs, many taken by Dr. Shepard. He will discuss some of the main insects of concern as well as insect helpers found in our gardens. Dr. Shepard will be available to autograph books after the discussion.
Colorful modern hybrid teas, old garden roses and many others blooms will be on display during the 23rd Annual Charleston Rose Show on April 25 in the Heritage Museum at Cypress Gardens. New this year is a Rose Photography contest by the society members.
The show draws both novices and experts exhibiting hundreds of local grown roses of every color and form. Cypress Gardens is home to over 150 roses and the Heritage Garden has a collection of antique roses which should be in full bloom during the show.
The inaugural Tri-county Literary Celebration (TLC) and kick-off event for Berkeley Reads aims to recognize published authors residing in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, foster interest in the arts, increase the number of avid Lowcountry readers, and connect writers and readers of all ages with published authors. Over 100 authors have been invited to meet readers at the TLC event in Dean Hall from 10 am – 1 pm on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event is FREE to the public, and the published works of local authors will be available for purchase.
This January 17, home gardeners have an opportunity to learn about growing fruit in their own back yards at the Fruitmania Garden School at Cypress Gardens. The all day school will have lectures on citrus, strawberries, blueberries, local pollinators and more. In addition there is a Jam and Jelly Contest, and vendors will be selling fruit trees, plants, honey and more. The cost for entry is $35 and lunch is included. No tickets will be sold at the door, so to pre-register go to:
Cypress Gardens announced their Swamp Safari Summer Camp will be offered Monday, July 21st - Friday July 25th from 9:00am – 4:00pm for children 6-10 years of age. The camp offers a full week of engaging, educational summer programs:
Monday, July 21st - Get to Know Your Swamp Creatures
Tuesday, July 22nd - Bugs & Plants
Wednesday, July 23rd - History Day
Thursday, July 24th - Reptiles & Amphibians
Friday, July 25th - Safety Day & Water Fun Day with Cookout
Cypress Gardens Road Bridge Reopens Ahead of Schedule
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The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) reports that the project to replace the Cypress Gardens Road Bridge near Highway 52 in Berkeley County is ahead of schedule despite challenging weather conditions.
Berkeley County’s “Celebrate Earth Day” event will be held at Cypress Gardens and features recycling games for children, giveaways and a number of engaging booths and displays, including a new (CNG) Natural Gas powered truck courtesy of Republic Services.
Cypress Gardens is teaming up with Charleston’s Mix 95.9 to offer tickets to one of the hottest concert line-ups to hit Charleston: