Lowcountry Master Gardener – Hilton Head Activities

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Lowcountry Master Gardener Plant Clinic
9:30 until noon Wednesday mornings
539 William Hilton Parkway

Hilton Head High School Rose Garden
Ongoing maintenance
Spring and Fall Workdays
To Be Announced

Hilton Head High School Landscape
Workdays: To be Announced

Butterfly Garden – Honey Horn
Workdays: Beginning in March 2015 – 9:00 a.m. on the 1st Monday, 2nd Tuesday, 3rd Wednesday and 4th Friday of the month.

The Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
Workdays announced as needed

Xeriscape Garden
at Town Hall

Workdays: To be Announced

Lowcountry Master Gardener Plant Clinic
9:30 until noon Wednesday mornings
539 William Hilton Parkway

Contact : Project Leader Trudie Johnson
Telephone: 843-342-5222
Email: dalejohnson@hargray.com

Hilton Head residents have a valuable resource in the Wednesday morning plant clinic, staffed by volunteer Master Gardeners and Interns. Residents can also drop off soil samples to be forwarded to Clemson University for analysis.


1Rose_GardenHilton Head High School Rose Garden
Spring and Fall Workdays – To Be Announced
Ongoing maintenance at volunteer’s option
70 Wilborn Road

Contact: Becky Guin
Email: rguingordo@aol.com

The Rose Garden is lovingly attended by Master Gardener volunteers, who have proven that it is possible to grow beautiful roses without the use of chemicals and pesticides. Becky Guin and her team of volunteers specialize in fragrant cultivars of these royal garden gems.

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Hilton Head High School Landscape
Workdays – To Be Announced
70 Wilborn Road

Contact: George Westerfield
Email: wester@hargray.com

The beautiful landscape around Hilton Head High School can be directly attributed to George Westerfield and Master Gardener volunteers. A former faculty member, George directs the volunteer activities and devotes many hours every week to “his” school beautification.


2ButterflyButterfly Garden – Honey Horn
Workdays: Beginning in March 2015 – 9:00 a.m. on the 1st Monday, 2nd Tuesday, 3rd Wednesday and 4th Friday of the month.
70 Honey Horn Drive (off Gum Tree Road)

Contact: Sue Roderus
Email: sueroderus@gmail.com

Contact: Marilyn Shaw
Email: mbshaw5@gmail.com

Along with the enclosed Butterfly House, one of the most charming aspects of the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn is its Butterfly Garden. Master Gardeners regularly check, prune and mulch the garden, which is filled with plants that attract many varieties of these winged beauties.

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3PinkneyIslandThe Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
Workdays announced as needed

Contact: Michelle Baldwin
Telephone: 843-757-8869
Email: michellejbaldwin@yahoo.com

In 2007, the Hilton Head Island Audubon Society provided funds to purchase plants for a butterfly garden project adjacent to Ibis Pond.

In 2008, Master Gardeners were asked to take over the care and maintenance of the garden, and with the help of the Friends group and the Pinckney Refuge volunteers, we have been working at the garden every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, March through December.

The butterfly garden not only provides an important habitat for many different butterfly species, but it also serves as a great way to educate refuge visitors about butterflies, host, nectar and native plants. Several touring groups stop weekly and many other visitors enjoy the butterfly garden as they walk the island.


Xeriscape Garden at Town Hall
Workdays: To Be Announced
One Town Hall Center Court

Contact : Betsy Jukofsky
Email: betjukofsky@aol.com

Contact : Marion Gosson
Email: marion@gosson.org

The Xeriscape Garden is a showcase for demonstrating that a beautiful garden can be had using only drought tolerant plants. Populated with mostly native plants, the Xeriscape Garden is an earth friendly way of responding to our changing climate.