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 CHS gardeners such as yourself during our monthly Windermere Garden Work Day featuring dedicated volunteers and CHS members sponsored by Charleston Horticultural Society. We meet every third Saturday of the month with local gardening experts who guide our volunteers and help us form a monthly plan for weeding, pruning and general beautification.

Find out how you can get involved below!

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 now the third Saturday of every month (except national holidays)
9am – 11am (June – Sept is 8am – 10am)

2018 Volunteer Dates:
Saturday May 19th:   8:30am – 11am – SIGN UP HERE 

WHERE: To volunteer simply meet at the CHS offices at 46 Windermere Blvd. prior to start time.

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


This collaborative and successful partnership began originally between the Charleston Horticultural Society (CHS), the Charleston Parks Conservancy (CPC) and the City of Charleston, with 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.  Charleston Horticultural Society is now the sole proprietor of the garden and has developed a core of volunteers and supporters who perform the required preparation, planting, maintenance and resources required.

Special Thanks to our Partners!

  • Lowcountry Home & Hort
  • The City of Charleston
  • Gould & Company
  • 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

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.