Calendar of Events
- November 16, 2013 - The Garden Gathering
- November 20, 2013 - Master Gardener Lunch and Learn
- November 25, 2013 - Drama Club Meeting
- December 7, 2013 - Santa in the Swamp
- December 15, 2013 - A Scrooge's Christmas Tea
Year-round special events include:
The Garden Gathering
November 16, 2013 9am - 3pm
Join Clemson Extension and Cypress Gardens for the 2nd Annual Garden Gathering. This event will focus on gardening for wildlife and pollinators. Choose from great lectures and workshops. Registration includes a catered lunch, handouts and entry into Cypress Gardens. Registration $60/Individual (South Carolina Master Gardener Discount $55). Click here for more information
Master Gardener Lunch and Learn
November 20, 2013 12pm - 1:30pm
Insect Pests in Lawns and Gardens
Take a breather during these cooler days and prepare yourself for the six-legged invasion to come this spring. Entomologist and Tri-county Master Gardener Mel Marks will present an overview of insect pests of ornamentals and turf grass. Heíll review the characteristics of common pest insects, the type of damage caused and methods available for control.
Melvin Marks attended Purdue University in Indiana and, after a three year break for military service, completed a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Entomology. He came to Charleston in September 1971 to begin a civil service career working for the US Navy. He worked 30 years in the Navy's Applied Biology Program, which involved managing pest and vegetation control operations at Naval shore installations in the South and Midwest regions of the US. After retirement, Mel worked another 7 years for an environmental consulting firm where he was responsible for managing pest management operations for the Army Reserves. He is a member of the Master Gardener class of 2002 and has been actively involved in Master Gardener volunteer work since then. He joined the Friends of Cypress Gardens non-profit group this year.
Limited to 30 participants
Contact Dwight Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-553-0515 to register.
Free for Master Gardeners, $10.00 per person for others
Bring your lunch or a dish to share.
Drama Club Meeting
November 25, 2013, 6PM - 8:30PM
Come join Lois Dangerfield at Cypress Gardens to learn a new acting technique each month in preparation for Cypress Gardens next musical. This is free to all who attend and is for all ages. 6:00pm - 7:30pm Youth Drama Club 7:30pm - 8:30pm Adult Drama Club.
Santa in the Swamp
December 7, 2013 10am - 2pm
Greet Santa at Cypress Gardens as he arrives on a flat-bottom boat in the beautiful cypress swamp at 11 am on Saturday, December 7. Enjoy musical entertainment, browse the vendor tables for a unique gift item. Enjoy childrenís craft activities and exhibits. Free admission for children 12 years & under. Adults: $10.00 Seniors $9.00.
A Scrooge's Christmas Tea
December 15, 2013 4pm - 8pm
A unique Holiday experience! Step back in time to Christmas past at Cypress Gardens! Enjoy a full Dickensís English Tea, costumed actors and a torch lit boat ride! Pamela Ward, owner of Art and Soul, as well as the Art and Soul Players, create an elegant Christmas Tea with holiday delicacies and costumed entertainment. The ensemble group will perform Ken Jonesí adaptation of the Charles Dickensíclassic tale, A Christmas Carol. Enjoy the songs and sounds as the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted by the Spirits of Past, Present and Future. A rare torch-lit boat ride in the swamp will cap off the evening. This is a one of a kind event that will make a memorable holiday experience!
Reservations required.Tickets $35. Non-refundable tickets may be purchased in advance at the Visitor Center or by phone.
Create lifelong memories with an enjoyable
visit to beautiful Cypress Gardens!