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Charleston’s Gardens from André Michaux to the Present

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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VIRTUAL PROGRAM – Charleston’s gardens have been lauded throughout the centuries for intricate designs and plant materials worthy of matching the architectural splendor of the city. From limited color palettes to the omni-present focal point, Charleston’s gardens are distinctive, sophisticated and unique. Join Charleston native and noted author, watercolorist and lecturer Louisa Pringle Cameron for a look at the history of Charleston gardens and those who influenced their design and composition. From French botanist André Michaux who introduced local horticultural staples such as the crape myrtle and tea olives in the 18th-century to Loutrell Briggs, one of Charleston’s most celebrated landscape architects, credited with establishing the Charleston formal garden, Cameron’s rich insight brings a thoughtful perspective on today’s Lowcountry garden landscape. Autographed copies of Cameron’s popular Charleston: City of Gardens are available for sale. (See ordering information on Purchase Tickets page.)

Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture Series:
This is an event in the Food for Thought Lecture Series. Due to COVID concerns, these lectures will be virtual through April 5th. On April 5th, lectures will resume in person at the historic Captain James Missroon House, c. 1808. Please visit the website for additional webinars and in-person Food For Thought Lectures.

Ticket Information:

  • $20 for the webinar access. Access is limited to one computer IP address. Please register for the webinar in advance as you will need to download the GoTo Meeting App on your computer, desktop or smartphone.
  • A 3% processing fee will be added to the purchase of these tickets upon checkout.
  • Ticket purchases for webinars are non-refundable. Please read the Ticket Sales Policy.
  • Access information for GoTo Meeting Webinars is available here.

Please read and save your order confirmation. It contains the access link for the webinar. Please register for the webinar in advance. 

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!