The Garden of Eden & A Brief History of Gardens Around The World

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Photo by Jerry Harpur of Les Quatre Vents, Quebec.

Monday, October 10: Why Are Gardens Important?

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Ben Lenhardt, Chairman of the Garden Conservancy

Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr., chairman of the Garden Conservancy and a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Botanic Garden, will show more than 250 slides of beautiful gardens around the world while giving a brief history of gardens, beginning with the Garden of Eden.

Lenhardt will then talk about the various roles gardens play in everyday life, farming, and business, while providing beauty and comfort. He will conclude with a description of the Garden Conservancy’s efforts to save and share outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public. The Garden Conservancy’s new book Outstanding American Gardens will be on sale at the lecture.

When: Monday Oct. 12 at 6:30pm

Where: Charleston Museum Auditorium, 360 Meeting Street, 29403

Price: Free for Members; Non-Members: $15

 Sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts.

Lecture Plant Giveaway courtesy of Abide-A-While Garden Center

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