What’s happening this month
The Festival of Houses & Gardens takes guests inside private green spaces this April and May.
Festival of Houses & Gardens - Throughout April
Historic Charleston Foundation has updated its traditional fundraiser with an innovative 2021 event lineup that extends well beyond April. Glorious Gardens tours run through May 21 and both virtual and in-person Food for Thought lectures through April 16. On April 1, a First Thursday Gullah Spirituals program debuts, and a series of Morning History Walks extends through August. Locations, times, & prices vary. historiccharleston.org
Spirit of Plantasia - April 1-29
This year, the Charleston Horticultural Society’s annual plant sale is an online affair, and it’s accompanied by outdoor, socially distanced events on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the month. For example, check out Small Space Design Forums in a gorgeous South Battery landscape, a Spring by the Sea Garden Tour, and a veggie-growing class with Rita’s Roots at Tradesman Brewing. Locations, times, & prices vary. chashortsoc.org
Garden Strolls & Wine Tastings - April 7, 14, 21, & 28
Enjoy peak blooming season at America’s oldest landscaped gardens, strolling through a different green space each Wednesday evening. A sampling of Old and New World wines are offered alongside light snacks. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $30; $25 advance. middletonplace.org