2018 Gardening Symposium

March 24, 2018

Starting in the early 19th century, South Carolina was a hotbed or horticultural experimentation and mastery. Many of the South's most treasured and iconic plants were introduced into North American gardens through the work and passion of early South Carolinians, including the Hampton-Preston family. Learn about this exciting legacy and the current efforts underway to revitalize the Hampton-Preston gardens.

Plants propagated from Historic Columbia properties and products from Roses Unlimited, Rodger’s Heirlooms, Heathwood Hall, and Mill Creek Greenhouses will be available at the event. An heirloom seed swap will take place during and after the workshops for attendees to participate in at their leisure and will include seed from Seed Saver’s Exchange, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants.