May Days: Lecture, Plant Sale, and Garden Open
Come for a day full of fun! Join us for our spring plant sale, lecture by well-known plantsman, Bill Thomas, delicious BBQ lunch and a beautiful garden.
Dates: Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th, rain or shine!
Time: 10:30 am lecture and 8:30 am to 3:00 pm for self-guided exploration and plant sale (all activities on BOTH DAYS!)
Location: Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Cost: $15 per person to attend lecture by Bill Thomas from Chanticleer, admission is free for self-guided exploration of the garden.
Plant Sale: Want to add some additions to your landscape? Looking for that “WOW” factor? Our plant sale is for you! The plant sale will feature many varieties of choice, hard-to-find and unusual plants. Our staff horticulturists will be able to assist you with any questions and we only sell what we believe in, so every plant is a winner! *Change from last year* The plant sale is free to enter!
To view the plant sale list, please CLICK HERE!
Lunch: For just $8 if you preregister and $10 on the day of, there will be a scrumptious BBQ lunch served from Noon to 1:30 pm. If there are any special dietary restrictions, please contact Roberta Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a good cause: Proceeds benefit the Lake City Boys and Girls Club. Refunds will not be provided due to inclement weather.
Questions?: For more information, please contact Roberta Burns at email@example.com or (843) 210-7582.
Guest speaker: Join Chanticleer’s Executive Director and Head Gardener Bill Thomas for a visual tour and behind-the-scenes look at what the Washington Post calls “one of the most interesting and edgy public gardens in America.” Chanticleer, once the home of the Rosengarten family, is known for its residential-scale plant combinations featuring foliage textures and colors, its wide variety of containers, and its imaginative homemade furniture. This is a garden where the staff are the designers, competing with each other and with the horticultural world to make the garden fun, visually exciting, and environmentally responsible. Bill will offer insights on what inspires this special place in his lecture “The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer.”
About Bill Thomas: Bill arrived at the 48-acre pleasure garden Chanticleer on April Fools’ Day, 2003. Previously, he was at Longwood Gardens for 26 years, the last five in Research and Production and the prior 21 in Education. Bill leads the talented and creative Chanticleer staff in its continued development of the young garden, now in its 25th year. He emphasizes an environmentally sensitive and multi-century approach to the property and is unifying the former estate into one cohesive garden. The staff and he co-authored The Art of Gardening (Timber Press), recipient of the American Horticultural Society (AHS) Book Award. Bill is Chair of Greater Philadelphia Gardens, promoting the Philadelphia region as “America’s Garden Capital.” He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was given the Scott Medal and Award in 2017 and the AHS Professional Award in 2016.
To register online for the lecture, lunch, or free garden open, please click on the link below:
To pay with a check, make payable to Lake City Boys and Girls Club and mail to the below address:
c/o Moore Farms Botanical Garden
100 New Zion Road Lake City, SC 29560
To pay at the gate: We do accept walk-ins at the gate, but please bring cash or check to pay the lecture fee of $20 and the lunch fee of $10.
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Moore Farms Botanical Garden