Just as Spring Arrives Brookgreen Hosts Garden Festival 'Diggin It'
Saturday, March 25

Diggin’ It, our annual garden festival, offers a full day of expert and entertaining gardening advice. It is free with garden admission. The highlights of this year's event include three expert guest speakers:

In a career spanning four continents and three decades, internationally acclaimed environmental artist Patrick Dougherty has created over two hundred majestic sculptures out of nothing more than saplings.

Topic: "Primitive Ways in an Accelerated World”  

Time: 1pm – 2pm, Lecture, Lowcountry Center


Brent Heath, a very knowledgeable bulb grower in the horticulture industry will delight and enlighten us with information about growing bulbs in our area.

Topic: “Best Bulbs for Sexy Southern Landscapes”

Time: 11:15-12:15 pm Lecture, Lowcountry Center Auditorium

Time: 2:15 pm  Bulb Planting Workshop – An interactive bulb planting workshop & presentation where participants learn how to build a multi-layered bulb display in a container to take home and enjoy all season. The fee for the workshop is $50. Please call (843) 235-6016 to make your reservation.

Paul Zimmerman is a well-known horticulturist in the world of roses. He’ll offer a morning lecture and an afternoon rose-pruning workshop in the gardens (participation limited).

Topic:  “Roses Are Plants, Too”

Time: 10am – 11am: Lecture, Lowcountry Center Auditorium + book signing after lunch

Time: 1pm: Rose pruning demonstration in the Garden (limit 30 people, sign up available after lecture)

We are happy to have wonderful local organizations attending including:

Grand Strand Camellia Society - who will offer camellia demonstrations throughout the day

Grand Strand Master Gardeners

Georgetown Area Daylily Club

Tom Francis & Bees by the Sea

Peaceful Ponds – Aquaculture by Sharon Stollenmaier

South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP)

Waccamaw Audubon Society