What's happening this month
Tip: Whether you have perennials to pass along or you’re on the hunt for a certain indoor grower, the Lowcountry Plant Swap Facebook group is an invaluable resource. Recent posts have placed gems such as daylilies (like those below), bee balm, and milkweed up for trade.
June 3 - Virtual Workshop: What to do in the Charleston Garden in June
Join in the Charleston Horticultural Society’s new monthly workshop series with Clemson University Cooperative Extension agent Christopher Burtt. He discusses what’s blooming and what you can still plant before the sizzle sets in, plus shares June pruning and maintenance tips. Held online. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. $15; $10 member. chashortsoc.org
June 5 - Behind the Garden Gate
Six gorgeous residential gardens are open for self-guided tours in this collaboration among Spoleto Festival USA, the Charleston Horticultural Society, and The Garden Conservancy. Locations vary downtown. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $75. spoletousa.org
June 11 & 25 - Food for Thought Luncheon Lectures
This month, Historic Charleston Foundation’s weekly series includes two plant-centric events: June 11’s “Charleston’s Gardens from André Michaux to the Present” with Louisa Pringle Cameron and June 25’s “The Ferntastic Legacy of Charleston’s Victorian-Era Houseplants” with Kendal Leonard. Captain James Missroon House, 40 East Bay St. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $55. historiccharleston.org