West Low Country



In the District ( Membership  Contest  Information ) | ” The Fertilizer”District AwardsDistrict Chairmen

Director, Sandie Duerksen


West Low Country District  Director, Sandie Duerksen, lives in Aiken, SC.   Active in the Aiken community, Sandie has served on the Board of Directors of The Aiken Performing Arts Group as well as The Masterworks Chorale of USCA. She is a member of The Camellia Society of Aiken.   She  earned  her Master Gardener Certification from Michigan State University, while living in Indiana, where  she served as the President of The Granger Garden Club.

Sandie is a Life Member of the Garden Club of  South Carolina as well as a life member of  SAR.  Support from these memberships  provides scholarships  to deserving students,  projects of importance to Sandie, whose background is education. She has taught all ages, from elementary students to senior citizens.  In addition to serving as District Director for West Low Country, she also serves as Membership Chairman for GCSC. She believes the  future for the Garden Club of South Carolina lies in building new clubs..

Married to Dennis and mother  of two adult children, she  finds it therapeutic  to be working in their garden, which is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Her hobbies include textiles, travel, and photography.    She is an award winning quilter and a member of Pieceful Hearts Quilt Guild of North Augusta . When in need of therapy, Sandie can be found working with her “Wooly Friends”…..dyeing, stripping, and hooking  wool……and……..having fun!

Sandie is a proud member of Carolina Hills Garden Club of North Augusta.


Co-Director,  Anna Sheets


Anna cosheets2nsiders  herself a fairly new member of the Garden Club, even though she has always had an interest and love of gardening. As HTHP Historic Camellia Chair during the last administration, she was able to promote her love of camellias through presentations to several garden clubs throughout the District. As a certified Camellia Judge she and her husband grow, show and judge camellias throughout the Southeast averaging around 12-15 Camellia Shows per season. As president of the North Augusta Council of Garden Clubs and also President of the Terrace Garden Club, Anna has been working with local members and other council clubs to promote GCSC/NGC programs and projects. Her goal as Co-director will be to get to know the members and presidents in the WLC District, help them achieve their goals and serve as a resource person and increase the garden club membership in the district. Helping and learning from Sandie Duerkson, WLC Director, will be a big job, but Anna feels up to the challenge and she knows Sandie will make her job easier. In addition to these projects, she will also be Book Nook website person and would appreciate any suggestions for gardening related books that would be of interest to all the Garden Club members.

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West Low Country District Federated Garden Clubs: 

008WL- Azalea Garden Club, Orangeburg, SC
044WL- Beaufort Garden Club, Beaufort, SC
268WL- Beech Island Garden Club,Beech Island, SC
336WL- Blackville Garden Club, Blackville, SC
248WL- Camellia Garden Club, Beaufort, SC
260WL- Camellia Garden Club, Cameron, SC
098WL- Campbell Ashley Garden Club, Cottageville, SC
486WL- Carolina Hills Garden Club, North Augusta, SC
139WL- Cereus Gardeners, Aiken, SC
116WL- Country Gardeners Garden Club, Aiken, SC
258WL- Dataw Garden Club, Dataw Island, SC
158WL- Dirt Dabblers Garden Club, Bamberg, SC
080WL- Dogwood Garden Club, Orangeburg, SC
283WL- Elloree Garden Club, Elloree, SC
508WL- Evergreen Garden Club, Elloree, SC
545WL- Evergreen Garden Club, Brunson, SC
170WL- Fairfax Garden and Study Club, Fairfax, SC
330WL- Garden Makers Garden Club, Aiken, SC
287WL- Green Gardeners Garden Club, Aiken, SC
576WL- Hilton Head Island Garden Club, Hilton Head Island, SC
127WL- Hoe N’ Hope Garden Club, Orangeburg, SC
173WL- Ivy Garden Club, Okatie, SC
269WL- Ivy Garden Club, Williston, SC
100WL- Ladys Island Garden Club, Beaufort,SC
643WL- Lovely Oaks Garden Club, Orangeburg, SC
376WL- Magnolia Garden Club, Varnville, SC
115WL- Mayfield Garden Club, Walterboro, SC
638WL- Nora Stanley Garden Club, EHarhart, SC
012WL- Palmetto Garden Club, Beaufort, SC
324WL- Palmetto Garden Club of Denmark, SC
082WL- Palmetto Garden Club, North Augusta, SC
024WL – Palmetto Garden Club, Orangeburg, SC
553WL- Plantation Garden Club, Hilton Head, SC
038WL- Rose Garden Club, St. George, SC
396WL- Sandy Acres/Pine Needle Garden Club, Jackson, SC
241WL- Sea Island Garden Club, Beaufort, SC
368WL- Sea Pines Garden Club, Hilton Head Island, SC
205WL- Seed and Weed Garden Club, Crocketville, SC
390WL- Springfield Garden Club, Springfield, SC
151WL- Suburban Garden Club, Aiken, SC
232WL- Sunshine Garden Club, Aiken, SC
311WL- Terrace Garden Club, North Augusta, SC
255WL- The Avid Gardeners, Hilton Head Island
156WL- The Garden Club of Aiken, Aiken, SC
490WL- Wagener Garden Club, Wagener, SC
District Councils

C20WL- Aiken Garden Club Council, Aiken, SC
C04WL- Beaufort Council of Garden Clubs, Beaufort, SC
C22WL- Hilton Head Island Council of Garden Clubs, Hilton Head Island
C10WL- North Augusta Council of Garden Clubs, North Augusta, SC
C14WL- Orangeburg Council of Garden Clubs, Orangeburg, SC