A Grand Tour of the Gardens: Join Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq as she describes the beauty of different historic gardens in her book “A Grand Tour of Gardens: Traveling in Beauty through Western Europe and the United States.” LeClercq is a gardener from Charleston who discusses the iconic garden on Church Street of her late mother, as well as other Charleston gardens. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. $7 per person. Registration required. (803) 779-8717 or riverbanks.org
City Strolls, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Historic Columbia Foundation will host a guided tour of the Robert Mills Historic District on Nov. 9. See some of Columbia’s oldest homes. Tickets: $6, purchase them at the Museum Shop, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24.
Holiday House Tours: Enjoy the holidays with guided tours of the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion and Mann-Simons Cottage. Guides will provide stories of holidays past and discuss how families decorated and entertained during the 19th and early 20th centuries, Tuesday through Sunday, Nov. 16-Dec. 31, Tuesday through Sunday, Nov. 16-Dec. 31, (803) 252-1770 ext. 24 or reservations@ historiccolumbia.org
Garden Tours, Robert Mills House and Gardens: This 60-minute guided tour is Nov. 15. Compare the visual aesthetics of late 18th- and 19th-century landscape gardening to an earlier-style English boxwood garden. Tickets $6. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24, or email@example.com
Garden Volunteer Days: Director of grounds David Simpson will lead volunteers assisting with a variety of garden projects, 9 a.m. today and Nov. 1, Historic Columbia Foundation, 1601 Richard St. Dress for working in the garden and bring gloves if you have them. Hand tools and water will be provided. (803) 252-1770
Christmas Open House: Have a cup of cider, enjoy holiday carolers, browse through the ornaments, seasonal items and unique gifts. Local artist Melony Stuckey will display her work. Free gift wrap and Garden Dollars, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Wingard’s Nursery & Garden Center, 1403 N. Lake Drive, Lexington. (803) 359-9091 or wingardsnursery.com
Living Heuchera Wreaths: Create a one-of-a-kind wreath using a sphagnum wreath base and planting it with heuchera (Coral Bells), 2-4 p.m. Nov. 3, Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Each participant will plant a 13-inch wreath to take home and learn about alternative plants and forms for unusual focal points. Cost is $40. Register at riverbanks.org or (803) 779-8717.
Square Foot Gardening’s Annual Fall Festival: Victoria Boudman, Square Foot Gardening Foundation CEO, will demonstrate the SFG program — the practice of creating small, intensely planted raised bed gardens, 3-6 p.m. Nov. 4, Spring Valley Commons Parking Lot, 9005 Two Notch Road. Information will be available for winter gardening along with games for kids, an on-site personal trainer, chili cookoff and homemade organic treats. (803) 397-2816
Holiday Plant Care: Hosted by Garden Like a Master, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Lexington County Public Library, 129 Columbia Ave., Chapin. (803) 345-5479
Labyrinth and Maze Gardens: The history of labyrinths finds its roots in Greek mythology, and mazes remain popular today. Listen to Lexington County Master Gardener Helen Rivers, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Lexington County Public Library, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington. (803) 785-2600
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