It’s baaack.The 2023 schedule for Beaufort’s own Lunch and Learn presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association, is filled with new and interesting lectures and classes led by some of the Beaufort area’s most experienced and talented gardeners, designers and entrepreneurs.

Newcomers especially appreciate the tips and know-how of these class leaders, and everyone really appreciates the door prizes of books and plants; mostly donated by the attendees and presenters. Sandra Educate, who produces Lunch and Learn, estimates that thousands of plants have been awarded since the inception in 2009.

Plants of present donations are often offspring of plants awarded in prior years.

Classes are free. Just bring a folding chair around noon to the area around the

Gazebo at the Port Royal Farmers’ Market the first Saturday in April. No registration is necessary. Come early before the Market closes and take advantage of the great variety of food, produce and plant vendors. The classes continue every Saturday until the last of June.


April 1st

Jay Weidner


Get Ready for Spring

April 8th

Carol Hyde


Propagating Perennials

April 15th

Wendy Hilty


Gardening Repurpose for Styrofoam Containers

April 22nd

Laura Lee Rose


Antique Roses

April 29th

Pam & Chad McClure


All About Mushrooms

May 6th

Victoria Bergeson


Hot, Hot or Not

May 13th

Jim Lorenz


Rain Gardens

May 20th

Jennifer Harsta


Vertical Gardening

May 27th

Kathleen Grewenig


Gingers for Everyone

June 3rd

Camp Arnold


Bees and Your Garden

June 10th

Wendy Hilty


Reliable Perennials  for Fall Color

June 17th

Joe Allard


Citrus for the Lowcountry

June 24th

Jay Weidner


Get Ready for Summer