Lowcountry Master Gardener – Beaufort Activities

Area Coordinator:   Caroline Hauser      cbgh226@gmail.com

1events_lunchl The Award Winning Series – Lunch and Learn
Every Saturday from April through June
The Gazebo at the Farmers’ Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal
Classes begin at 12:00 noon.
Classes are free. Just bring a folding chair.

Directions to the Port Royal Farmers’ Market

Our goal is to provide a summer long series of informative, free classes on subjects relating to horticulture and designed to address gardening in this unique climate. Our community has a large population of “transplants” from other areas of the country who find that the heat and humidity here in the Lowcountry present a real challenge to successful gardening.

‘Lunch and Learn’ hopes to educate these people, as well as locals, in best gardening practices for this area and to further their interest in responsible horticulture. Successful gardens keep gardeners growing.

Master Gardener Information and Plant Clinic
Saturdays from 9:00 AM until noon
Heritage Park Gazebo – Port Royal Farmers’ Market
Port Royal, South Carolina

Ask a Master Gardener Table and Plant Clinic  is visited by hundreds of people each year.  Visitors to the Port Royal Farmers’ Market bring their plants and garden pests to be identified and ask questions about gardening in this unique climate.


3CrystalLake_14CrystalLake_2Crystal Lake Nature Park
Rue du Bois and Lady’s Island Drive
Lady’s Island

This 23 acre area with a 7-1/2 acre lake is a beautiful, passive nature park. Master Gardeners, working in conjunction with Master Naturalists, have spent many volunteer hours clearing the area of invasive species, cutting trails and being pro-active to get the funding and permits necessary to make it accessible to the public.

Habitat for Humanity
Various Workdays  and Locations as Announced

Your LMGA has partnered with Beaufort Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity in their mission to help responsible families move up from substandard housing to home ownership. In an effort to provide a hand up, rather than a handout, Master Gardener volunteers have procured and installed low maintenance landscapes.  As construction is completed, more homes will be landscaped.   Our goal is to landscape three new homes every year.

These projects make a “house” feel more like a home for these first time homeowners, beautify the community and make the Habitat House more acceptable to the neighborhood; at the same time, accomplishing our MG goal of gardening education. We have been blessed with terrific Project Leaders .


St. Helena Public Library  Courtyard Garden  We started with a practically empty space and in 2016, started by installing two trellises and a few plants.  Every year, more plants are added and pavers were painted with outlines of ferns and leaves.  We provided a bird feeder and bright red shepherd’s crook to hang it from.  Visitors to the library enjoy sitting at the large windows overlooking this lovely and restful courtyard garden.