Many formal Charleston gardens incorporate parterres as part of the landscape design. These decorative patterns, often divided by pathways, are traditionally planted with boxwoods as border plants and feature intricate combinations of herbs, roses, flowers or in some cases, vegetables. Join acclaimed local landscape architect Glen Gardner for a look at some of Charleston’s loveliest parterre gardens from both past and present.
Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture Series:
This is an event in the Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture Series. The luncheon lecture series takes place in an informal setting at the historic Captain James Missroon House, c. 1808. Join us atop Charleston’s High Battery and enjoy a commanding view of Charleston Harbor and the antebellum mansions along East Battery. Please note there is limited seating capacity as we will be socially distancing.
Participants will enjoy a casual light lunch of salads and sandwiches.
There is limited off-site parking.
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Proceeds from all Festival of Houses and Gardens events
benefit the preservation and advocacy initiatives of Historic Charleston Foundation.
Thank you for supporting our mission and our work to protect and preserve these cultural and historic resources!