East Sandhills

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The East Sandhills District would welcome anyone interested in becoming a member of one of our garden clubs. There are 20 active garden clubs in our district. Each club is unique and special. If you just love planting, floral design, working with youth groups or being active in the area around you there is a garden club for you. You may contact your local garden club, the Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc. .

Director, Linda Howle

LindaLinda Howle and her husband, Bill, live in Darlington with their two springer spaniels, Maggie and Lucas. They have lovingly restored their home, which was built in the 1880’s. Linda is a member and former president of the Kalmia Garden Study Club in Darlington and is currently taking classes to become a Flower Show Judge. She graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina with a degree in Home Economics. She is a retired National Board Certified teacher and also a Master Gardener. She currently serves on the City of Darlington Beautification Board and is a member of the Darlington County Council on Aging Board of Directors. She recently completed two terms on the City of Darlington Historical Commission, one of those as chairman. Linda is an active member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Darlington and enjoys gardening, interior decorating, traveling, and spending time with her husband, four grown children and grandson.


Co-Director- Jennifer McCutchenJennifer1

Jennifer McCutchen and her husband Perry, live in Bishopville.
They have two sons and a daughter in law. Jennifer is currently president of the Bishopville Garden Club and she is a Master Gardner. She is an active member of the Bishopville Presbyterian Church and enjoys gardening, antiquing and spending time with her family.


East Sandhills District Federated Garden Clubs

500ES- Azalea Garden Club, Sumter
582ES- Azalea Home and Garden Club, Effingham
280ES- Bishopville Garden Club, Bishopville
479ES- Bland Garden Club, Sumter
507ES- Camelia Garden Club, Florence
461ES- Forget-Me-Not Garden Club, Florence
110ES- Four O’Clock Garden Club, Florence
451ES- Kalmia Garden Study Club, Darlington
519ES- Lee Gardeners Garden Club, Lynchburg
308ES- Pageland Garden Clu, Pageland
042ES- Pine Haven Garden Club, Florence
120ES- Poinsett Garden Club, Sumter
566ES- Quinby Garden Club, Quinby
006ES- Spring Beauty Garden Club, Hartsville
363ES- Sunflower Garden Club, Bennettsville
031ES- Wildwood Garden Club, Florence

C05ES- Florence Council of Garden Clubs
C11ES- Sumter Council of Garden Clubs