You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
top story

Charleston Horticultural Society hosts Spirit of Plantasia festival throughout April

Foodscape tomato seed search.jpg (copy)

People attending a Charleston Horticultural Society workshop on foodscaping in 2018 flock to a table of free heirloom tomato seeds that they were urged to plant. The society announced it is hosting its Spirit of Plantasia festival throughout April. File/Staff

The Charleston Horticultural Society is celebrating its annual plant and garden festival this month. 

Through April 20, the group is holding events and selling plants online as part of the Spirit of Plantasia festival.

The plant sale will feature "popular and hard-to-find plants and flowers" that are meant to thrive in the Lowcountry, the group said in a news release.

The festival will also feature a series of events themed around plants and gardens. Participants will be able to tour the private gardens of four Sullivan's Island and Mount Pleasant homes. 

The tour is limited to four groups of 25 people, who will be able to ask questions of homeowners and garden docents. There will be surprises throughout the tour, including live painting from Charleston artists, according to the release. 

On April 11, the Horticultural Society will host a tropical luau and plant sale party at a private Johns Island home along the banks of Church Creek. 

Get a weekly list of tips on pop-ups, last minute tickets and little-known experiences hand-selected by our newsroom in your inbox each Thursday.

Attendees will be able to tour the home's tropical garden and have the opportunity to buy rare tropical plants. 

The festival will also feature an April 15 vegetable gardening event at Tradesman Brewing Co. Participants will be able to learn about vegetable gardening while tasting the brewery's selection of beers, the group said. 

The festival will feature a number of other events throughout the month, including volunteer days at Romney Urban Garden and the Real Yard Sale on April 25. 

All events will be limited in capacity and participants will be required to wear masks, according to the release. To see a full list of festival events through April or purchase plants as part of the online sale, go tot

Follow Libby Stanford on Twitter @libbystanford.

Libby Stanford covers education at The Post and Courier. A Colorado native, she joined The Post and Courier from the Summit Daily News in Summit County, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism and Spanish.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


Breaking News

Columbia Breaking News

Greenville Breaking News

Myrtle Beach Breaking News

Aiken Breaking News