Kiawah Conservancy Garden Keepers Program

Volunteer as a Conservancy Garden Keeper


What is a Garden Keeper?

The Garden Keepers is a year-round volunteer initiative that keeps Kiawah's citizens connected with nature through Garden stewardship. Led by Edna Roberds and Pat Pachuk, this group of dedicated volunteers cares for the Naturally Kiawah Demonstration Garden and its fixtures at Night Heron Park. Garden Keepers perform a variety of services from pruning, to weeding, to cleaning signs, to spending an hour or two in the garden serving as an educational docent.

Who can become a Garden Keeper?

Anyone who enjoys people, plants and Kiawah! Training is provided, so you do not need prior experience.

What is involved?

Time, tools, and a great attitude! You choose your task, bring your own tools, and we'll work with your schedule to coordinate your volunteer time. We'll also provide you with a Garden Keepers shirt and cap to wear during your time volunteering in the Garden!

Choose from a variety of volunteer tasks including:

  • pruning, raking, and weeding;
  • cleaning the birdbath, benches, and signs;
  • serving as a Garden docent;
  • and representing the Garden Keepers at our Education and Fundraising programs.

Do you have an interest that you do not see in the list above?  Contact us and let us know!

How do I sign up?

Participating as a Garden Keeper is an opportunity to be a steward of one of Kiawah's greatest resources throughout the year. If you have an interest in joining the Garden Keepers, click on the Volunteer link at the top of this website or contact Edna Roberds at or the Kiawah Conservancy office at 843-768-2029.