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Piedmont Plant Communities!

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 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.

The piedmont physiographic region of South Carolina covers about a third of the state and is composed of rolling hills.  Natural habitats range from dry upland communities and granite outcrops through mesic slopes to seasonally wet floodplains.  Plant species present vary greatly with soil composition and moisture; thus, allowing for a high diversity of species. Visit key areas in the piedmont region with experienced Newberry College educator Dr. Charles N. Horn.

Piedmont Communities is an elective course. Pre-requisite: Basic Botany.

Location: Meet at Sumter National Forest Enoree/Tyger Office on SC 121/ US 176 (about 1 mile north of junction of the two highways; 10 miles north of Newberry)

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




September 9
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Enoree Ranger District Office (US Forest Service)
20 Work Center Rd
Whitmire, SC 29178 United States
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(803) 276-4810