First Friday Garden Seminars

On the first Friday of each month we cosponsor, along with the Clemson Extension Service and the City of  Rock Hill Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Department, an educational seminar on garden-related topics.  We meet in-person at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 825 Edgemont Avenue, Rock Hill, SC.  Starting at 11:00 a.m. these programs are free of charge and open to all.

We offer the same seminars each first Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Clover Library, 107 Knox Street.  As seating is limited, you must pre-register for each presentation.  Contact Victoria Howard at 803-222-3474 or  You can also register online through the library's events calendar.

2023 First Friday Topics

Date                      Topic   Speaker

01/06/2023 Pruning Crapemyrtles Paul Thompson

02/03/2023 Native Plants for the Shade Paul Thompson

03/03/2023 Viburnums: there's one for every landscape Paul Thompson

04/07/2023 Building a Trellis - materials and trellis assembly Marshall Rouse & Paul Thompson

05/05/2023 Calibrating Fertilizer Spreaders - demonstration Paul Thompson

06/02/2023 Chip budding and T-budding - demonstration Paul Thompson

07/07/2023 Insects and Diseases of Turfgrass Paul Thompson

08/04/2023 Organic Pesticides Paul Thompson

09/01/2023 Common Diseases of Trees and Shrubs Paul Thompson

10/06/2023 Saving Seeds Mary Ellen Markins & Paul Thompson

11/03/2023 Dwarf Shrubs for Small Spaces Paul Thompson

12/01/2023 Cool tools: garden gift ideas (bring your favorite tool) Paul Thompson & attendees