SC Botanical Garden Events – March

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The South Carolina Botanical Garden is located on the Clemson University campus at the intersection of Highway 76 and Perimeter Road. The Garden encompasses 295 acres of display gardens, nature trails, woodlands and streams, and is open year-round from dawn to dusk, free of charge. The Garden is partially supported by the state of South Carolina via Clemson University, but relies on private funding, memberships and proceeds from educational events to continue operations. Contact the Visitors Center for more information at 864-656-3405 or scbg@clemson.edu, or visit www.clemson.edu/scbg.

The following events are planned for March in the S.C. Botanical Garden at Clemson University. For more information or to register, visit www.clemson.edu/scbg :

Friday, March 2

FIRST FRIDAY GARDEN WALK

Meet with a garden staff member for an unforgettable tour of the garden. Walks are offered the first Friday of every month, but no two outings are the same.

Fee: Free

Time: 9 a.m. (November through March)

Location: Meet in caboose parking lot

Tuesdays and Thursdays

GARDEN YOGA

Renee Gahan leads Vinyasa Yoga classes, which are open to all skill levels. Students move through a series of postures focusing on the breath. Attention is paid to proper alignment, with guidance provided to develop poses. For more information, visit clemsonyoga.typepad.com.

Fee: $12 drop-ins, $50 five-class pass ($35 for full-time students), $60 monthly pass

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays 5:30-7 p.m.

Location: Hayden Conference Center

Friday, March 2

BATHTUB BOTANY

In this fun family program, Garden educators Allison Jones and Kendra Vincent explain amazing ways that people have used plants throughout history and help you make your own soap and hand salve using plant materials to add scent, color and soothing properties. Register at least 3 days in advance.

Fee: $7 per participant ($6 members and volunteers)

Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

Location: Hanson Nature Learning Center

Saturday, March 10

HUNT CABIN DROP-IN

Step back into the nineteenth century as you enter the historic Hunt Cabin. Join Garden educator Sue Watts and a variety of visiting craftspeople to learn more about life on the South Carolina frontier. Enjoy a roaring fire, listen to tall tales and folk tales, and experience some of the chores and entertainments of the past.

Fee: Free, donations accepted

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: Hunt Family Cabin

Wednesday, March 14

BATHTUB BOTANY

In this fun family program, Garden educators Allison Jones and Kendra Vincent explain amazing ways that people have used plants throughout history and help you make your own soap and hand salve using plant materials to add scent, color and soothing properties. Register at least 3 days in advance.

Fee: $7 per participant ($6 members and volunteers)

Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

Location: Hanson Nature Learning Center

Wednesday, March 14

CREATE A NATIVE WOODLAND GARDEN

The plants that grow in our area forests provide a wonderful palette for creating diverse and beautiful woodland gardens using Eastern North American natives. The class includes a variety of species, their characteristics, growth habits and soil requirements.

Fee: $15 ($10 members and volunteers)

Time: 10: 30 a.m. – noon

Location: Hanson Nature Learning Center

Wednesday, March 15

PLANT A MINIATURE LANDSCAPE

Learn how to choose succulents and other plants to create a pleasing container landscape. The class includes the proper planting mix. You bring a container and choose the plant elements to create your miniature garden. Participants in the Cast In Stone workshop can use their cured containers.

Fee: $25 ($20 members and volunteers)

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Location: Nature Learning Center

Thursday, March 15

SPICY NORTH AFRICA: MOROCCO

Ginger, turmeric, saffron and cinnamon are the spices that provide intricate depth to this distinctive North African cuisine. Learn about the food and customs of this region as we make, then enjoy, a traditional Moroccan meal.

Fee: $35 ($30 members and volunteers)

Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Location: Hanson

Nature Learning Center