What’s happening this month
TIP: Here come the lovebirds! Backyard species will soon begin building nests, so ready their accommodations. First, tap on the house and listen for activity, then shine a flashlight inside to check for eggs or chicks. Take the structure apart and remove any old nesting materials. Scrub all over with a solution of one part bleach to nine parts water. Rinse well and let the abode dry before you reassemble.
February 13 - Chocolate & Wine Stroll
Sip international wines while strolling Magnolia’s romantic gardens during this Valentine’s weekend event. Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Rd. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Price TBA. magnoliaplantation.com
February 20 - History & Horticulture & Camellia Walks
Visit Magnolia for tours of the camellia collection led by horticulture department head Kate White at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. At noon, join her and Slave Dwelling Project founder Joseph McGill for a History and Horticulture Walk. Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Rd. Saturday, 11 a.m., noon, & 1 p.m. Price TBA. magnoliaplantation.com
February 27 - The Camellias of Middleton Place
Explore Middleton Place’s storied camellia gardens during a private walking tour led by vice president of horticulture Sidney Frazier, one of the country’s leading camellia experts. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Saturday, 10:30-11:45 a.m. & 1:15-2:30 p.m. Price TBA. chashortsoc.org