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Backyard Rain Gardens!

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Certificate in Native Plant Studies
The South Carolina Native Plant Society (SCNPS) and the South Carolina Botanical Garden (SCBG) are excited to offer a Certificate in Native Plant Studies program. To read more, click here.

If you are interested in rain garden design, installation, and native plant selection, join us for this hands-on workshop.  Rain gardens are landscaped depressions that collect water runoff and allow it to infiltrate, thereby reducing erosion and flooding.  These low-maintenance native plant gardens can be constructed at nearly any home site.

The workshop will focus on these topics:

  • Benefits of rain gardens
  • Rain garden design, construction, and maintenance
  • Native plant selection

The workshop will include the installation of a rain garden at the SC Botanical Garden, so be prepared to plant and get dirty!  We will also learn some bog gardening basics.  Taught by Dr. Sarah White, Clemson University; Kathy Bridges, SC Botanical Garden; and Cathy Reas Foster, SC Native Plant Society.

Backyard Rain Gardens is an elective course. Pre-requisite: Basic Botany.

Location: Hayden Conference Center at the South Carolina Botanical Garden.

Go to the Garden Calendar to register online:

(10% discount to SCNPS members and SCBG Friends)

To download a brochure, click here.

For important tips on negotiating the registration system, click here.
(It is highly recommended that you read these tips!!!)

If you are a current member of SCNPS, click here to get your discount code.

2017 Certificate courses include:
Feb 4 Basic Botany
March 11 Basic Botany
March 15 Native Plant Propagation
March 18 Basic Horticulture
April 1 Mountain Plant Communities
April 8 Medicinal Plants
April 8 Piedmont Communities
April 15 Spring Herbaceous Plant Identification
April 29 Principles of Sustainable Landscaping
May 13 Invasive Plants in South Carolina
May 13 Spring Herbaceous Plant Identification
May 16 Introduction to Soils
June 10 Tree Identification
June 17 Ferns
June 24 Natural Plant Communities
August 26 Basic Botany
September 9 Piedmont Plant Communities
September 16 Fall Herbaceous Plant Identification
September 30 Natives at Home

October 7 Sandhills Exploration
October 11 Tree Identification
October 14 Native Grasses
October 14 Natural Plant Communities
October 21-22 Coastal Ecology
October 27 Backyard Rain Gardens

November 1 Basic Horticulture
November 4 Sustainable Landscaping




October 27
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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South Carolina Botanical Garden
150 Discovery Lane
Clemson, SC 29634 United States
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