Wingard’s Market donates plants for new Habitat for Humanity homes

August 30, 2021

Wingard’s Market, the Midlands premier full-service garden and plant center, is now working hand-in-hand with Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity. The Lexington garden center is donating plants, flowers, and additional landscaping to as many as six new homes built in the Midlands this year.

Wingard’s will donate plants, and the well-trained staff will assist the Habitat team with selections for each house built this year, including the first two this month.

“We have always been impressed with the hard work and great craftsmanship that Habitat provides for these new homeowners,” Wingard’s Market Co-Owner Wally Steinhauser said. “Not every plant is going to make it every type of soil, so it’s important we get the right plant that also looks great. We care about this community and want these homeowners to experience happiness when they walk in the door.”

Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity has been serving the Midlands for 36 years and have helped more than 270 families across the Midlands become homeowners. The group uses a small staff, volunteers and community partners to build six houses a year.

“We are so excited for the new partnership with Wingard’s Market,” said Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Services Manager Emily Fernald. “The individuals and families that complete the Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity program, put in over 300 hours of sweat equity, homebuyer workshops, and financial planning. For them to not only be able to see their dream of homeownership come true, but see it as the beautiful picture they’ve always imagined through the landscaping provided by Wingard’s, just makes it that much more special.”


About Wingard’s Market

Wingard’s is committed to beautifying and to sharing fresh, local produce with our community. Wingard’s Market joined the ranks of the horticulture industry’s top local garden centers when it was named one of Today’s Garden Center magazine’s Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers for 2015 and named one of the Top 100 Garden Centers by Garden Center Magazine in 2017. Our customers are encouraged to visit the Gift Shoppe and Fresh Produce Market or take a stroll under century-old pecan trees through the Garden Wonderland. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.