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Citadel News Service
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January 15, 2001

Charleston on your mind

The Third Emily Whaley Memorial Garden Tour and Lecture

What could be finer than to be in Carolina in March? The Third Emily Whaley Memorial Garden Tour and Lecture, honoring one of Charlestons most famous gardeners, Emily Fishburne Whaley, will take place March 11-12.

Mrs. Whaley is known for her wonderful, much-visited garden at 58 Church Street and for inspiring Mrs. Whaley and her Charleston Garden, a book which has delighted gardeners of all degrees. The events planned for the gala are certain to lure garden lovers from all over:

Sunday, March 11

Tour and Gala Reception, 1:00 p.m., Alkyon Art Gallery, 120 Meeting Street: the tour will depart from Alkyon Art Gallery and begin with six fabulous Charleston gardens--54 Meeting, 64 Meeting, 68 Meeting, 87 Church, 86 Church, and the Philip Porcher Garden on Archdale St. Visitors will then move to Charlestons unique Garden Gate Walk designed by Loutrel Briggs and maintained by the Charleston Garden Club. The walk features the elegant architecture of St. Philip's Church, the splendid garden walk through the graveyards of the Circular Congregational Church, the Unitarian Church and St. John's Lutheran Church, as well as a colorful secret passage between the Gibbes Art Gallery and the Charleston Library Society. It ends with a gala reception hosted by Dr. & Mrs. Price Cameron in their garden at the Philip Porcher House. Special hosts at individual sites include Jonathan Poston, Ruth Miller, Diana Combs, Robert Stockton, and Maxwell Anderson. In all more than 10 outstanding Charleston gardens and architectural monuments will be visited.

Monday, March 12

Lecture by Louisa Pringle Cameron, 6:30 p.m., Bond Hall 165, Citadel campus: distinguished garden writer, photographer, and lecturer, Louisa Pringle Cameron, will talk about the private gardens of Charleston using nuggets of information and slides from her new book, The Charleston Gardener.

Tickets for the tour and lecture package, including the gala reception, are available for $60.00 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (843) 953-7691. To find out more about these gardens and the Louisa Pringle Cameron lecture, visit the Daniel Library Friends Web site at


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