Historic Columbia Hosts Garden Workshop on Saturday, March 25

Hands-on workshop explores hardy tropical plants

COLUMBIA, S.C., Thursday, March 16, 2017 – Join Historic Columbia from 10 a.m. to noon for a Garden Workshop, sponsored by Sox & Freeman Tree Expert Co, and explore a variety of hardy tropical plants. Learn expert tips and tricks to keep these exotic tropical plants thriving in your yard.

Learn expert tips for gardening hardy tropical plants at Historic Columbia’s Garden Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 25. Photo courtesy of Historic Columbia.

South Carolina’s subtropical climate and mild winters allow for an ever-increasing number of exotic, fascinating and surprising herbaceous tropical plants. This hands-on garden workshop will be led by Eric Healy, owner of Healy Horticulture based in Florence, S.C. and former horticulturist with Moore Farms Botanical Garden in Lake City, S.C. Healy will profile many of his favorite plants and reveal the secrets to getting the plants to persist and thrive in your yard.

“This is an excellent opportunity for garden lovers of the midlands to get out of their comfort zone,” said Evan Clements, Historic Columbia’s director of grounds. “Folks who come to the workshop will get valuable experience with sub-tropical plants such as Crinums, Spider Lilies and Cannas.”

Attendees will be practicing dividing bulbs and are encouraged to bring gloves. The workshop is $15 for members and $20 for non-members and will be held at the Seibel’s House located at 1601 Richland Street. Space is limited and advanced registration is encouraged. To register, visit histroiccolumbia.org email reservations@historiccolumbia.org or call (803) 252-1770 x. 23.

About Historic Columbia: In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit historiccolumbia.org or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for more details.