Exhibit Reception: “New Gardens are Ever Appearing”

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016, 6-8PM
Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, Third Floor
Opening reception, free and open to the public.

“New Gardens are Ever Appearing”: Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition

This new Special Collections exhibition tells the story of Charleston’s most talented botanists, gardeners, and landscape architects who cultivated the rich semi-tropical flora of the Lowcountry over the past 250 years. Collections will be displayed from the College of Charleston Special Collections, South Carolina Historical Society, Historic Charleston Foundation, Charleston Library Society and The Charleston Museum. Sheila Wertimer will provide brief remarks and address the life, work, and legacy of the renowned Charleston landscape architect, Loutrel Briggs. Faculty from Special Collections will provide special insight into the materials on display. Additional historical materials will be showcased from the Special Collection’s vault for one night only.

Please RSVP to Amanda Noll, nolla@cofc.edu or 853.953.5530 by February 5, 2016.

Exhibit on view February – April, 2016. To learn more, visit the Friends of the Library website.

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Addlestone Library is open to the College of Charleston community and affiliates via card access. Visitors may access Addlestone Library Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and must present a government issued ID and sign in upon entry.