Exhibitions and Tours
City Strolls, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Historic Columbia Foundation will host a guided tour of the Robert Mills Historic District tomorrow. See some of Columbia’s oldest homes. Tickets: $6 at the Museum Shop, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24
Dollar Sundays, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Take a guided tour of historic house museums 1-5 p.m. Jan. 20. Purchase tickets at the Museum Shop, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
W. Gordon Belser Arboretum: Monthly open house will be held 1-4 p.m. Jan. 20, 4080 Bloomwood Road. (803) 777-3934
Garden Tours, Robert Mills House and Gardens: This 60-minute guided tour is Jan. 17. 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
Peter Hatch Discussion: Hatch, former director of garden and grounds for Monticello and featured in Southern Living and Martha Stewart magazines, will talk about his newest book, “A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello,” 6 p.m. Jan. 15, S.C. Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road. Admission is free for all SC Midlands Master Gardener Members; $15 for non-members payable at the door. Reception with light refreshments and book signing to follow presentation. Books are $40. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (803) 749-1905 and press 2 to leave a message.
Pruning Roses and Crape Myrtles Workshop: Wingard’s Nursery and Garden Center, 1403 North Lake Drive, Lexington, 10 a.m. Feb. 2. Dress warmly if the weather is cold. This will be an outdoor “show and tell” workshop. (803) 359-9091
Grinding of the Greens Christmas Tree Recycling: Sponsored by Keep the Midlands Beautiful, today is the last day to drop off your live trees at 20 locations in Lexington and Richland counties. Please remember to remove the tree from its stand. Remove all ornaments, lights, garland, wires, strings or ties. Trees only — no wreaths or other greenery will be accepted. Information and location list: (803) 733-1139 or keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org
Free Mulch: Mulch available from recycled Christmas trees will be available Saturday at Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane and S.C. State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia from 9 a.m. until it runs out. Information: (803) 733-1139
Poinsettia Trade-In: Bring your holiday Poinsettia to Wingard’s Nursery and Garden Center, 1403 North Lake Drive, Lexington, and receive a free Primrose, Jan. 12-26. The Poinsettia does not have to have been purchased at Wingard’s. Any Poinsettia is acceptable, regardless of appearance. Limit one per family while supplies last. (803) 359-9091
Horticultural Internships: Two horticultural internships in France will be offered by Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, the French Heritage Society and Alliance Francaise. To be eligible, a student must be an American citizen enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year horticultural program at a college or university in the U.S. To apply, send a cover letter, a 500-word essay stating your reason for applying, three letters of recommendation and a resume to Herb Frazier, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414. Some proficiency in French is a plus. Deadline is Feb. 28. Information: (843) 571-1266
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