Mary Marlowe Leverette
Mary Marlowe Leverette is a Master Gardener and orchard owner with both home gardening and commercial farming experience.
- Former Clemson University Extension Agent
- 30+ years as a Master Gardener
- 50+ years of commercial and home gardening experience
- Member of The Spruce Gardening and Plant Care Review Board since spring 2021
As an extension agent with Clemson University, Mary was involved in the promotion of the first Master Gardener programs offered in South Carolina in 1981. She also worked with the horticulturists in the development of Riverbanks Botanical Garden that opened in 1995. Along with her brother, Mary owns Marlowe Farms Apple Orchards and has 50+ years of experience in vegetables, annuals, and perennials in the home garden as well as commercial crops.
Mary received her Bachelor of Science from Mars Hill University and a Master's degree from the University of South Carolina. Her Master Gardener training was done with Clemson University.
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