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“Big Sit” Early Morning Birdwatching – Mulberry Pond Park

Join us for the Early Morning Bird Watching event presented by Charleston Parks Conservancy and Holy City Birding. Charles Donnelly from Holy City Birding, along with the seasoned bird enthusiast Layton, will be your guides. Bring your chair and binoculars to a serene location, where Layton will guide you through the diverse bird species of … Continued

Walk in the Park (Monday Morning)

Join us for the 6-week, Monday morning series, for a brisk walk along the West Ashley Greenway. Whether you’re a seasoned walker or just starting out, this in-person event is perfect for everyone looking to get active and enjoy the outdoors. It’s a great opportunity to connect with nature, meet new people, and improve your … Continued

Walk with the Conservancy

Explore the essence of Charleston Parks Conservancy through our 6-week Spring Walking Series! Guided by our knowledgeable Director of Programs, Courtney Olson, and enriched by appearances from our esteemed "Guest Walkers" on staff, this series offers a unique opportunity to delve into the very core of our organization. Embark on a leisurely walk with us, … Continued

Herbal Walk in the Park

Join us for a leisurely stroll along the West Ashley Greenway guided by our knowledgeable herbalist, April with Wild Herb Academy! As we wander along scenic trails, you'll learn to identify various herbs, their medicinal properties, and their practical uses in everyday life. They will teach foraging techniques and beneficial uses of the Lowcountry flora. … Continued

“Plants From Your Parks” Plant Sale

Magnolia Park and Community Garden 720 Magnolia Road, Charleston, SC, United States

Take inspiration from our beautiful park gardens for your home with the Conservancy’s first-ever plant sale! Expertly curated by Conservancy Horticulturists, this collection has been designed to help take the guesswork out of what to plant in your garden - no matter your gardening goals.   Plant selections thrive in the sometimes harsh conditions of … Continued

Installation of Mulberry Food Forest

We are so excited to finally get started installing plants at the new site of the Mulberry Food Forest - and we want you to join us! The Mulberry Food Forest is located in the Ardmore neighborhood in West Ashley, near the West Ashley Bikeway. Thanks to a grant from the South Carolina Forestry Commission, this … Continued

Tree ID Walk

Hampton Park 30 Mary Murray Dr, Charleston, SC, United States

Join us for an enlightening Tree ID Walk at Hampton Park, where we will delve into the fascinating world of trees! Led by knowledgeable arborists and nature enthusiasts, this event promises an engaging discussion on how to identify 15 common trees found in and around the park. Participants will receive handy identification flashcards to aid … Continued

Design from your Parks: A South Carolina Spring

Rose Pavilion

Second in our series, this talk will focus on the perennial border and seasonal planting. This presentation will go through the perennials and bulbs planted in this location to highlight how you can add seasonal color from February through late Fall. Register here for April's class.  This quarterly series teaches homeowners how to design beautiful … Continued

Mushroom Inoculation Workshop

Magnolia Park and Community Garden 720 Magnolia Road, Charleston, SC, United States

Join us as we walk you through the process of inoculating mushroom logs to include in our Mulberry Food Forest. Participants will receive instruction and guidance on the process of inoculating logs, access to recommended reading and resources for furthering their mushroom knowledge, and hands-on experience conducting each step of the process including drilling, inoculating, sealing, … Continued

Walk in the Park (Monday Morning)

Join us for the 6-week, Monday morning series, for a brisk walk along the West Ashley Greenway. Whether you’re a seasoned walker or just starting out, this in-person event is perfect for everyone looking to get active and enjoy the outdoors. It’s a great opportunity to connect with nature, meet new people, and improve your … Continued

Charleston Bee Expo with Charleston Area Beekeepers Association

Magnolia Park and Community Garden 720 Magnolia Road, Charleston, SC, United States

The Charleston Area Beekeepers Association (CABA) and the Charleston Parks Conservancy are excited to present the 2024 Bee Expo at Magnolia Park on Saturday April 13th. This is a FREE family-friendly education event where we will bring in local beekeepers from the Lowcountry to educate about bees and products of the hive like honey, wax, … Continued

Walk in the Park (Monday Morning)

Join us for the 6-week, Monday morning series, for a brisk walk along the West Ashley Greenway. Whether you’re a seasoned walker or just starting out, this in-person event is perfect for everyone looking to get active and enjoy the outdoors. It’s a great opportunity to connect with nature, meet new people, and improve your … Continued