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The Lakelands Master Gardeners Inc. is a non-profit corporation that is affiliated with the Clemson University Extension Service. The Lakelands Master Gardener program serves all people regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.


It is the opportunity to share knowledge and manpower with the people of our community in their horticulture and beautification projects.
Community Projects is the true charter for Lakelands Master Gardeners.


If your organization is interested in submitting a request to Lakelands Master Gardeners to be considered for a future project, please print the Request Form for Assistance from Lakelands Master Garderners containing informaton about the process. The completed form should then be sent to the address indicated on the form.

All requests are then considered by the Board of the Lakelands Master Gardeners for approval. If approved, the project would be scheduled for the current or following year, depending upon the timing and resources required.


Greenwood Festival of Flowers Topiaries

Master Gardeners Working In Greenhouse
Throughout 2014 the Lakelands Master Gardeners actively supported the Greenwood City topiary program for the Festival of Flowers. This included propagating seedlings in the greenhouse during the off-season, the actual planting and maintenance of the Jeep topiary, and some assistance on other topiaries as requested.

Other Community Activities:

City Garden Plot
Rain Garden Clemson Ext. Office


Topiary Work Festival of Flowers
Erskine/Pressley Garden
Rain Garden Clemson Ext. Office

Clemson Ext. Office Rain Garden
Clemson Ext. Office Rain Garden

Railroad Museum
Park Seed Festival of Flowers Day
Hospice House Garden

Hospice House Meditation Garden

YMCA Raised Bed Garden
Connie Maxwell Raised Bed Gardens
Park Seed "Ask A Master Gardener"
Landscape Diagnostic Clinics Seaboard Jardin Maravillosa Community Garden
Veterans Healing Garden
Veterans Healing Garden

Burton Center Sensory Garden
Burton Center_Sensory Garden



LMG President, Patti Larson and Vice-president, Ann Barklow worked with the kids at the YMCA, April 21, 2012. With thunderstorms threatening all week, we were blessed with a warm and sunny afternoon of planting. The community garden installation was part of the Healthy Kids Day that the YMCA celebrates every year.
YMCA Executive Director, Gray Stallworth approached the master gardeners a few months ago and the planning began with a design and planting plan. “Many of the staff at the YMCA are very knowledgeable about farming,” explained Ann, “and they did most of the work; buying materials, making the raised beds, filling them with soil, and mulching the paths. They are a great organization to work for.”
The kids filtered in all afternoon, making the work steady but not hectic. Planted from seed were: corn, pole, bush, and lima beans, southern peas, yellow squash, and zucchini along with zinnia, cosmos, and sunflowers. Plants were: peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, basil, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, oregano, mint, and parsley with a sprinkling of marigolds throughout the raised beds.
The garden will be maintained by the after school and summer camp kids under the occasional supervision and consultation of the LMG’s. Master Gardener intern, Doug Crawford will be installing the drip system on May 12, 2012 as part of an education miniseries for master gardeners.