Magnolia Park and Community Garden
- Conservancy Park
- Community Center
Magnolia Park is located in West Ashley near Avondale at the corner of Magnolia Road and Sycamore Avenue. Magnolia Park and Community Garden opened in April 2014. With 40 garden plots leased to gardeners from the surrounding neighborhoods, the garden has been a hub of activity. But the planting did not stop with the initial 40 plots. The Charleston community showed such a great interest in gardening with others that the Conservancy built 10 more raised beds in May 2014.
The garden now has 60 individually leased 4-foot by 8-foot beds and Conservancy staff, volunteers, and community members manage 11 larger community garden beds, with room to add more of both in the future. Vegetables harvested from these community beds will be donated to local food pantries, used in teaching a variety of gardening classes, and offered to those who donate their time in the garden.
This garden is a hub of horticultural idea exchanges. Classes for garden participants and the general public are offered seasonally and create a community of green thumbs.
This park has free Wi-Fi Internet access thanks to a generous donation from The Speedwell Foundation.