East Low Country


East Low Country District

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Director, Michael Pound

Michael Pound, a South Carolina native, moved to Charleston, SC in July of 2003 with his partner Dean due to job relocation for both of them. Upon moving here to Charleston, Michael was approached at the Coastal Carolina Fair in Ladson in 2003 (as he was entering horticulture) to join a local garden club in the area. Michael became involved with his garden club by serving on committees and becoming the Vice President and the President. Michael has chaired several local flower shows and also has served and chaired many committees on the Council of Garden Clubs of Greater Charleston, where he is serving a second term as Historian for the 2017-2019 year.

Michael also serves on many organizations outside the garden club and Council that keep him busy as well. He currently served on the Charleston Pride Festival Board of Directors, Keep North Charleston Beautiful Board, Community Pride Inc, of Charleston County Board where he served as Vice Chair in 2013 to 2015, Chairman of the Board for 2015-2017, and stills serves as an acting board member/advisor for them.

Michael is currently a member of the Nationally Accredited Judges Club of South Carolina as an Accredited Flower Show Judge and judges wonderful flower shows around the state. Michael currently is an active garden club member of Magnolia Garden Club of John’s Island.

Michael also gives programs to garden clubs on Flower Arranging (learning basic home arrangements to advance flower show designs), Wreath Making for all seasons, and would love to come and share with your garden club those wonderful ideas.

Michael is looking forward to representing you as your East Low Country District Director theses coming years and encourages you to reach out to him so that we can grow together in our district.

East Lowcountry Federated Garden Clubs:

375EL- Alhambra Garden Club, Mt. Pleasant
147EL- Azalea Garden Club, Manning
590EL- Belle Isle Garden Club, Pineville
112EL- Berkeley Hills Garden Club, Hanahan
367EL- Camellia Garden Club, Manning
059EL- Camellia Garden Club of Greater Charleston, North Charleston
352EL- Eutaw Garden Club, Eutawville
168EL- Flowertown Garden Club, Summerville
001EL- Garden Club of Otranto, Hanahan
299EL- Green Thumb Garden Club, St. George
183EL – Isle of Palms Garden Club, Isle of Palms
101EL- Ivy Garden Club, Holly Hill
262EL- Ivy Garden Club, Dorchester
346EL- Magnolia Garden Club, Johns Island
086EL- Manning Garden Club, Manning
380EL- Melrose Garden Club, Charleston
113EL- Pink Dogwood Garden Club, Summerton
468EL- Potpourri Garden Club, Holly Hill
580EL- Ridgeville Garden Club, Ridgeville
418EL- Riverland Terrace Garden Club, Charleston
135EL- South Windermere Garden Club, Charleston
542EL- St. Paul’s Garden Club, Meggett
271EL- St. Stephen Garden Club, St. Stephen
180EL- The Garden Club of Charleston, Charleston
509EL- The Groves Garden Club, Mt. Pleasant
128EL- Town & Village Garden Club, Pinopolis
060EL- Virginia’s Pride Garden Club, Manning
424EL- Wando Woods Garden Club, North Charleston

C08EL- Council of Garden Clubs of Greater Charleston
C25EL- Manning Council of Garden Clubs