MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Brookgreen Gardens gets into the warmer weather with its Diggin' It Spring Garden Festival, scheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2014.

This annual festival, which is free with a Brookgreen Gardens admission, gives gardeners expert advice on a wide range of gardening topics. Demonstrations, guest speakers and workshops are all part of the festival.

All programs are in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium, learning labs and the program shed, so the festival is accessible rain or shine.

Below is a list of scheduled events:

Lectures in Lowcountry Center Auditorium

  • 40 Years of Horticulture: Observations, Inspirations and Invitations - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Winging it in a Human World - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • I'm Not From Around These Parts: Putting Down Roots in the Southeast - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Lectures in Lowcountry Center Learning Lab 1

  • Lifelong Landscape Design: Gardens for Health and Longevity - 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Liberated Gardeners Get More Done: Saving Your Planet, Your Time, Your Budget and Your Back - 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
  • Photographing Spring Flowers - 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Photography Workshop in the Gardens - 4 to 5 p.m. - $25 per person - Reservations are required by calling 843-235-6016

Demonstrations in Lowcountry Center Program Shed

  • Tom Francis, of Bees by the Sea - 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Sharon Stollenmaier, an expert on creating and maintaining water features - 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Amanda Fitzsimmons, co-founder of Inocucor Technologies, which makes natural microbial products for use in agriculture - 12:45 to 1:15 p.m.
  • Todd Stephenson, of Total Tree Care - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
• Pruning Workshop in the Gardens - 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - $25 per person - Reservations are required by calling 843-235-6016


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