SIGSC: Designing in Nature with Mary Reynolds Oct 19

On Thursday, October 19, as part of Native Plant Week in South Carolina, the Kiawah Conservancy will host a gourmet luncheon from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm at the West Beach Conference Center featuring a virtual talk, “Designing in Nature with Mary Reynolds.” The Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy is the Landscape Template Design Sponsor for the lunch.

An internationally acclaimed landscape designer, Reynolds is a bestselling author, inspirational speaker and founder of the global movement We Are The Ark: Returning Our Gardens To Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness. She will be joining us remotely from her home in Ireland to discuss the importance of native plants, her career, and how we can be better stewards of the land. Register for the lunch by October 4 at the Kiawah Conservancy website.

At the lunch event, guests will be able to talk with local landscape designers, vendors and plant experts, and obtain a free digital copy of the new Native Plant Guide for Seabrook and Kiawah Islands. This Guide includes information and photographs about the top native shade and sun plants that do well in our sandy soils. The Guide also includes a set of six design templates to help homeowners visualize how different kinds of native plants can be assembled into beautiful arrangements. The templates, which were created by Surculus, a Charleston landscape architecture firm, are linked to “plant packages” that can be pre-ordered. Each package contains the plants shown in a template, making it easier to arrange them in a yard.

On Friday, November 3, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, the two conservancies will host a native plant sale on the green at Freshfields Village. No registration is required. This is where the pre-ordered plant packages will be ready for pick-up. Individual plants also will be for sale, and visitors, while enjoying music and refreshments, can chat with plant experts and with local homeowners who are already using native plants and are glad to share their experiences. 

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy

(Image credits: Kiawah Conservancy and Mary Reynolds