Home and Garden Calendar
Places for the Spirit
What: This exhibition showcases a collection of photographs documenting African-American folk gardens, and their creators, by fine art photographer Vaughn Sills.
When: On view through Sept. 9
Where: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St.
Price: Museum admission is $9 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military; $5 for children 6-12; free for members and children under 6
More Info: 722-2706 or www. gibbesmuseum.org/explore
Sunday, June 10
What: Linda Thorne will speak on “Phalaenopsis Species and Their Influence in Today’s Hybrids.” She is an American Orchid Society judge and is chairwoman of the Carolinas Judging Center. Plants will be available for sale and a plant raffle will be held after the talk. Guests are welcome.
When: 2:30 p.m. June 10
Where: Charleston Southern University-Science Building, 9200 University Blvd.
More Info: 889-8897 or www.coastalcarolinaorchidsociety.org
Thursday, June 14
What: Jeff Jackson will talk about native plants and their uses in yesterday’s and today’s gardens. Jackson is a landscape designer with more than 30 years experience in the Lowcountry. He is president of the Lowcountry Chapter of the S.C. Native Plant Society.
When: 6-8 p.m. June 14
Where: Charleston Horticultural Society, 46 Windermere Blvd.
Price: $25 members, $35 nonmembers
More Info: 579-9922 or www.charlestonhorticulturalsociety.org
Friday, June 15
What: The Charleston Museum welcomes Joe McGill to the Heyward-Washington House for a presentation about the Slave Dwellings Project. McGill has stayed in former slave dwellings all over the United States in an effort to bring awareness to the preservation of these historic structures. Following the evening’s program, he will spend the night in the Heyward kitchen building, a 1740s brick structure that served as home to slaves well into the 19th century.
When: 6-8 p.m. June 15
Where: Heyward Washington House, 87 Church St.
Price: House tours are free for museum members and free with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free); Slave Dwellings Presentation is free
More Info: 722-2996, ext. 235 or www.charlestonmuseum.org
Thursday, Sept. 27
Master Gardener Training
What: Is your thumb green? Do you have a thirst for knowledge? Can you commit to putting your knowledge and skills to work through volunteer service? If you answered yes, then the South Carolina Master gardener program may be for you.
When: Applications now being accepted; 12-week course begins Sept. 27
Where: North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston
More Info: 722-5940 or www.clemson.edu/extension/mg/ counties/tri_county/howtobe comeamg.html