Lowcountry Master Gardener Lunch and Learn

2024 Lunch and Learn Schedule

12:00 Noon at Heritage Park – Port Royal Farmers’ Market

Next to the Gazebo! 

6-Apr Jay Weidner Ready for spring Necessary chores
13-Apr Victoria Bergesen Left  for Dead Reviving plants from the sale rack
20-Apr Jennie Staton Gardening Tips Tips from a Master Gardener.
27-Apr Wendy Hilty Favorite Pollinators Attracting nectar and pollen diners.
4-May Joe Allard Citrus All around citrus culture.
11-May Pat Jauson Bananas Yes, we do have bananas.
18-May Laura Lee Rose Flowering Natives Suitable for the suburban garden.
25-May Glen Payne Irrigation A necessary chore in the south.
1-Jun Wendy Hilty Gravel Gardening A new concept.
8-Jun Wendy  Dickes Propagating Camellias It’s easier than you think.
15-Jun Victoria Bergesen Vines Beautiful climbers or thugs?
22-Jun Susan Heinrich Gingers Wild and wonderful world of gingers.
29-Jun Jay Wetdner Hot summer coming Probably gonna’ be a  sizzler.


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.

Since 2010, the project’s producer, Sandra Educate, has enlisted a very talented group of presenters to talk and instruct about the challenges of gardening in Beaufort County.  “We have professionals and talented Master Gardeners giving educational and entertaining classes.  Audience participation is encouraged and we always have wonderful door prizes of plants and books donated by the presenters and attendees.  Some of the plants donated are daughters and granddaughters of plants won as door prizes at previous Lunch and Learns!”, Sandra reports. “Lunch and Learn has become an institution here in Beaufort and we’re so glad to be able to continue it”.



Winning an international Master Gardener International MG logoaward inspired us to expand the program even further.

The Lunch and Learn classes are held under the Live Oak Tree at the Farmers’ Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal. Classes begin at 12:00 noon. Classes are free. Just bring a folding chair.  No registration is necessary.

Here are the directions to the Port Royal Farmers’ Market.