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Second Annual

Erskine Flower & Garden Show

Erskine College Campus, Due West, SC

Saturday, May 18, 2024

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Visitors Enjoy Vendors At The Erskine Flower And Garden Show

What is the Flower & Garden Show?

Held on Erskine’s picturesque campus in the foothills of Upstate South Carolina, Erskine’s flower and garden show features plenty of activities for the whole family: gardening workshops, outdoor vendors, plant sales, learning and craft opportunities for children, and more!

Grilling burgers at the Flower & Garden Show
Visitor to the Flower & Garden Show enjoying the day
Flowers adorn a bicycle at the Flower & Garden Show
Amanda McNulty at Erskine's First Annual Flower & Garden Show


Adults and children over age 12: $5 per person

Children 12 and under: free

Something Fun for Everyone!

Featured Event

A keynote address on sustainable gardening will be delivered by Dr. Martin Hamilton, Executive Director of the South Carolina Botanical Garden.

Live Music

Music performed by Sadie and Cal. View the duo’s Instagram or Facebook page for more information about the musicians!

Enjoy a Variety of Events & Workshops!

  • Dr. Martin Hamilton – Topic: Sustainable Gardening

  • SC Native Plant and Butterfly Project – Melinda K. Dorn of Simon Says Grow

  • Native Plant Walks – Dan Whitten of Upstate Field Trips, back by popular demand

  • A Walk on the Wild Side: Edible & Useful Plants of the Upstate – Chris Redding

  • Making Medicinal Tinctures from Plants – Carol Rondeau of Cedar Ridge Apothecary
  • Bamboo 101: Hands-on instruction about this often misunderstood plant – Aaron McCarty of Carolina Bamboo
  • Gardening to Attract Pollinators – Ellie Redding

  • Backyard Vegetable Gardening – Kaitlyn Rhodes of S.C. Governor’s School for Agriculture
  • No-Till Vegetable Gardening – Donna Putney of Putney Farm
  • Growing Roses – Robert Alexander, Rock Hill, S.C.
  • Growing Cold-Hardy Citrus in the Upstate – Mike Turner
  • Growing Daylilies – Neil Richardson of Richardson Daylilies
  • A Delightful Place: a heartwarming and humorous tour of Erskine’s historic campus
  • Floral Arranging – Eliza Malone Florals. To register and pay for this workshop, please visit
  • Bloom Brag – Bring your best blooms for a people’s choice competition. Prizes awarded!
  • Plant Swap – bring a plant from home and swap it for another. A great way to make new friends!
  • Activities for children
  • Live auction

Vendors include:

  • Grace Under Pressure (Nancy Campbell) – Original artwork, much of it with an Erskine theme

  • The Snobby Leaf – Plants with an attitude

  • Cedar Ridge Farm Apothecary – Products to promote natural healing through plant-based medicines

  • Carolina Wild – Native wildflower plants for landscaping

  • Simon Says Grow – Farm-fresh flowers inspired by nature

  • Due West of Diddly Squat Greenhouse Towers – Greenhouse tower systems
  • Carolina Bamboo – Handcrafted items made from Bamboo, including jewelry, fire blowers, baskets, woven trays, weaving materials, and biochar, & photographic art prints
  • Surface Bella – Decks, pavers, and home improvement services
  • Cally Creations – Hand-painted watercolor notecards with a botanical theme
  • Refuel of Abbeville – Ice cream
  • Savannah’s Greenhouse – House plants
  • Gary Brown Metal Art – Whimsical yard sculptures
  • Swartzentruber’s Bakery – Homemade baked goods
  • Richardson Daylilies – Daylilies
  • Magnolia Garden Club – Plants and handmade wreaths
  • Beadworx ‘n Bunnies – Handcrafted jewelry and Hunnie Bunnies
  • Eliza Malone Florals – Fresh flowers
  • Chickasaw Creek Farm – Homemade ice cream and crafts
  • Chickasaw PondHouse – Totes and crossbody bags
  • Faith Krebs Creations – Vintage and recycled handmade glass bird feeders, painted wood porch greeters, and hand painted bird houses
  • Piedmont Technical College Horticulture & Agriculture – Perennials and houseplants
  • SC Governor’s School for Agriculture – Plants
  • Treasures from our Library – collectible books from the Erskine library
  • When Pigs Fly – Metal art
  • Sankofa Apothecary – Organic, handcrafted soaps, lotions, care products
  • Dixie High School FFA – Vegetables, flowers, strawberries
  • Patricia Ann Garrett – Jewelry, wreaths
  • Noo’s Jewelry
  • Normandia Bloom – Beaded Jewelry
  • Erskine College Admissions


A variety of food options will be available for purchase, including:

  • Just Brays food truck
  • Amaya Taco food truck
  • To go plates with choice of grilled brisket or chicken
  • Sip and Smile

Why does Erskine host a flower and garden show?

Erskine’s campus has repeatedly been listed as one of the most beautiful Christian campuses in America. Erskine president Dr. Steve Adamson and his wife Von have a vision for enhancing that beauty and developing the campus into a botanical delight that can be enjoyed by the college as well as visitors to Due West.

Proceeds from the Flower & Garden Show will be used to build an endowment for a  Gardener-in-Residence who will oversee the landscape design of four significant properties on the campus: the historic Pressly Family Heritage Garden, Alumni House (ca. 1880), future Parkinson Guest House (ca. 1903), and the President’s Home (built in 1938).

Come support Erskine’s legacy of natural beauty!

Vendor Opportunties

Please fill out the interest form below by Friday, May 10, 2024 if you would like to sell merchandise at Erskine’s Flower & Garden Show. Once you have filled out the form, we will be in touch. The cost for vendors is $45. Contact Paul Bell for vendor-related questions: NOTE: Merchandise must be of high quality and related to gardening.

Thank you for your interest in Erskine’s Flower & Garden Show!

UPDATE: Vendor submissions have closed for the 2024 Flower & Garden Show. Thank you for your interest! We hope you’ll reach out next year.


Presenting Sponsor - $625

Listing as a presenting sponsor in all print & digital event advertising. Link to corporate website provided on event web page. Logo in Event Guide. Listing in Erskine’s Annual Giving Report. Thirty-minute slot for demonstration/workshop. Location for corporate tent at the event to display and sell products.

Program Sponsors - $250

Listing as a program sponsor in Event Guide. Listing in Erskine’s Annual Giving Report. Location for corporate tent or booth at the event to display and sell products.


Presenting Sponsors

Stoll Industries

Stoll Industries logo

Fisher Barns

Fisher Barns logo in white

Bonnie Plants

Bonnie Plants logo


David & Jackie Walker

for their generous support!

Erskine and Due West Skyline

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