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CHS Horticultural Society Lecture, "An Evening With ... John Bartram"

  • Queen Street Playhouse 20 Queen Street Charleston, SC 29401 (map)

Title Sponsor: Bartlett Tree Experts
Supporting Sponsor: 
South State Bank

An Evening With…John Bartram
An historical horticultural conversation event
(Pre-performance reception and meet & greet starting at 5:45pm)

**This lecture event will be held at the Queen Street Playhouse
(home of the Footlight Players) located at 20 Queen St.
Admission: $15.00 (Free for CHS Members)

America’s first and foremost botanist and plant collector, John Bartram, will be making a very special lecture appearance in Charleston at our first lecture performance event held at the Queen Street Playhouse (home of the Footlight Players) at 20 Queen St. in downtown Charleston. Actor and historian Kirk Brown will take on the guise of the legendary botanist John Bartram in electrifying and educational presentation which is part historical garden lecture and part theatrical performance.

Close friends with Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington as well as many other founding fathers, John Bartram is credited with reforesting much of the English countryside with new ‘American’ plant introductions. He especially conscious of how many can easily destroy the balance of nature. John’s children have taught him the full use of his opposable thumbs and he has many 21st century references. John presents himself as man for all ages. He will talk with personal references to Catesby and Michaux as easily as of the current crop of Drayton cousins on the Ashley River.

Join us as Bartram’s humor, passion and achievements entertain, inspire and awe as he shares his hope for the future of the earth and those who inhabit it.

Join us starting at 5:45pm for a pre-lecture reception and a chance to meet and chat with John Bartram!

This is a new venue for this particular lecture and an exciting new event. Please be understanding as we offer a new sort of experience for all our wonderful members!

Our friends at South State Bank have generously donated their assigned parking spaces in the Queen Street parking lot located a block from the theatre between Church and Meeting Street. There are 27 assigned spots for SSB including a majority of the spaces immediately to your left as you turn into the lot as well as the spaces along the back wall of the lot. There are also space in the middle section of the lot that are marked on the pavement that say South State Bank Parking as well. Please only park in these spots.

DO NOT PARK in any spots that are not marked for South State Bank as you will be booted.

Additional paid parking is available in the Cumberland Street Garage located just a block away at the corner of Cumberland and Church Streets. Street parking around the theatre is only one hour for non-residents, but there are many parking meters available both on Church Street as well as Cumberland behind the theatre.

If you are a South of Broad resident you may find that walking to the theatre makes for a nice autumn walk and saves you and others from parking worries!