Calendar of Events

  • September 24, 2014 - Gardening Lunch and Learn
  • October 24-25, 2014 - Halloween in the Swamp
  • October 29, 2014 - Gardening Lunch and Learn

Year-round special events include:

Gardening Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12pm to 1:30pm

A Virtual Tour of the Public Gardens of the Medical University of South Carolina
By Noni Langford

The Medical University of South Carolina in downtown Charleston serves the state in many ways, but did you know MUSC has educational and ornamental gardens that are open to the public? Along with the gardens comes a garden staff. Their mission is to educate MUSC staff, students and the general public about the important role plants serve as tools for healing. They teach classes in the Urban Farm and provide tours of the 80 acre campus. There are over 25 flower beds throughout the campus. Just as urban life presents challenges to human health, the location of these gardens presents challenges to the health of trees, shrubs and flowers. Join Noni Langford for a virtual tour of MUSC's public gardens after which you'll want to visit the real thing.

Noni Langford is a 2011 Trident Tech Horticulture graduate and residential and landscape designer. She works at MUSC as Project Coordinator. Her primary areas of responsibility there are the Porcher Medicinal Garden, Urban Farm, Bee Structure, and Arboretum.  Her job includes designing new plantings and maintaining existing ornamental beds. Noni enjoys combining her skill and interest in residential design with horticulture in her work at MUSC .

Contact Dwight at or 843-553-0515 to register.
Free for Master Gardeners and those with Cypress Gardens Season Passes, $10.00 per person for others

Bring your lunch or a dish to share. Remember that Cypress Gardens Road is closed.  Access to the Gardens is via Bushy Park Road.

Halloween in the Swamp

October 24th and 25th, 2014 7:30pm-11pm

General admission includes a lighted pumpkin trail, jump castles, storytelling, and a campfire and marshmallow roast. Family fun activities for all ages.

The Haunted Swamp Experience is a separate event not recommended for young children. Embark on a haunted boat adventure as one of our guides rows you through our swamp. Disembark from the boat and walk a dark, haunted trail, complete with scary sights and eerie sounds. If you survive the swamp ride and haunted trail, and IF you still have the courage, enjoy the marshmallow roast & campfire with ghost stories, food, fun & more!

General admission tickets (this does not include the Haunted Swamp Experience) tickets will be sold at the gate. Haunted Swamp Experience tickets (General Admission is included in these tickets) must be purchased in advance. They will be sold ON-LINE (click here) and at Cypress Gardens starting October 1st. Limited tickets available. No coupons, season passes or special passes accepted.

Gardening Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12pm to 1:30pm

Permaculture Solutions to Urban Gardening
By Nick Tittle

Learn how this worldwide movement of ecological farming is taking roots in urban settings to address problems such as soil degradation, loss of natural habitats, and lack of access to fresh foods.

Nick Tittle grew up in Washington DC and attended the University of South Carolina where he received a B.A in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. He managed the Panya Project Permaculture and Earthen Building Education Center in northern Thailand where he specialized in teaching about a variety of subjects including natural building, organic gardening, forest gardening, soil food web technology, animal husbandry and alternative economic systems. He was a featured speaker at the 1st South East Asia Permaculture Convergence, presenting about rehabilitating a monoculture orchard into a perennial polyculture food forest. Nick is currently based in Charleston, South Carolina where he is a consultant for Surplus Permaculture Design and working on setting up an Urban Permaculture Education Center. He will be leading a full day's introduction to permaculture class sponsored by the Charleston Horticultural Society on October 18.

Contact Dwight at or 843-553-0515 to register. Free for Master Gardeners and those with Cypress Gardens Season Passes, $10.00 per person for others

Bring your lunch or a dish to share.

Create lifelong memories with an enjoyable

visit to beautiful Cypress Gardens!

Photo courtesy of Joseph Allred