Windermere Community Garden

Windermere Community Garden

Windermere Phase II 090Ever wonder who is responsible for the beautifully maintained gardens on the grounds of our office home here at the South Windermere Shopping Center? It’s cared for and maintained by dedicated, passionate gardeners such as yourself during our monthly volunteer work day sponsored by Charleston Horticultural Society and our partners at the Charleston Parks Conservancy.

New and experienced gardeners alike can volunteer alongside expert horticulturists and fellow CHS member and learn gardening best practices while maintaining on of the most beautiful community gardens in the Lowcountry.

WHEN: Volunteer days are the first Tuesday of every month (except national holidays)
9am – 11am (June – Sept is 8am – 10am)

Remaining 2016 Volunteer Dates:
Tuesday Aug. 2   8am – 10am
Tuesday Sept. 6  8am – 10am
Tuesday Oct. 4    9am – 11am
Tuesday Nov. 1   9am – 11am
Tuesday Dec. 6   9am – 11am

WHERE: To volunteer simply meet behind Earth Fare in the S. Windermere Shopping Center in West Ashley at 9:00am.

WHAT: All you should bring with you are some garden gloves, maybe a bucket for weeds and pruning shears if you have them. Most of all bring your enthusiasm for gardening!

Questions: Contact CHS headquarters at 843.579.9922 or the CPC at 843.724.5003.


This collaborative and successful partnership between the Charleston Horticultural Society (CHS), the Charleston Parks Conservancy (CPC) and the City of Charleston, accomplished the lasting objective of providing Windermere Boulevard and the community at large with a colorful, long blooming alternative to this highly visible space.

What started as a beautification project has become one of the most beautiful community gardens in the Lowcountry.  Both Phase I and Phase II were completed over the course of only two weekends –  November of 2007 and June of 2008 – when nearly 50 dedicated CHS volunteers and supporters gathered to create a high impact, low water requirement perennial, grass and shrub elements to the ever-popular South Windermere Shopping Center main boulevard median beds.

This public greening enhancement project has won the acclaim of local neighbors, shopping center merchants and hundreds of customers and employees who frequent the center on a daily basis.  By partnering with like-minded organizations, CHS has developed a core of volunteers and supporters who perform the required preparation, planting, maintenance and resources required.

Special Thanks to our Partners!

  • Charleston Parks Conservancy – Lead Partner
  • The City Of Charleston
  • All Seasons Mulch Market
  • Lowcountry Nursery
  • O’Dell Landscaping
  • Scout Horticultural Consulting
  • Wertimer & Associates
  • Julie G. Rowe Photography
  • Church Creek Nursery
  • Lowcountry Mulch
  • Appalachian Springs Water
  • Earth Fare
  • Gould & Company

The Charleston Horticultural Society

Contact us at (843) 579-9922 or

The Charleston Horticultural Society (CHS), founded in 2000, is a non-profit organization with membership open to all. The Society offers a wide array of horticultural information and involvement to its more than 1,300 individual and business members through lectures, educational workshops, garden tours, special events, and publications.