Patricia (Trish) DeHond

Home Horticulture Agent
and Master Gardener Coordinator
Horticulture Program Team, Darlington County Cooperative Extension Office, Florence County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: 300 Russell St. #222, Darlington, SC 29532
Phone: 843-858-0754
Fax: (843) 393-9428


 Educational Background

M.S. Botany
University of Maine 1987

B.A. Biology
SUNY Potsdam 1984


Since September 2018, Trish has served as Home Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator for two counties in northeastern South Carolina (Darlington and Florence). She previously held the position of Area Agronomy Agent for Chesterfield, Darlington and Marlboro Counties (plus Florence briefly and Dillon from 2008 to 2014). She is the former Tourism Director for Darlington County and worked as Horticulturist for Kalmia Gardens of Coker College in Hartsville. Previously, she served as Darlington County Horticulture Agent with Clemson Extension in the late 1990s. Trish is a Certified Crop Adviser, Master Gardener and licensed Non-commercial Pesticide Applicator. She is a native of Rochester, New York, and has lived in Darlington County since 1996.

 Extension and Outreach

You might recognize Trish from her frequent appearances as a panelist on Making It Grow!, SCETV’s award-winning gardening program. She enjoys helping homeowners trouble-shoot their insect, disease and nutritional problems in lawns, landscapes and gardens and coordinating the Master Gardener volunteer training program. She previously helped farmers with their row crops including canola, corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanuts, soybeans, tobacco, wheat and other small grains. She has served as coordinator of the Pee Dee Commodity Marketing and Risk Management Symposium (2008-2012), coordinator of Extension educational programs at the SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo (2013-2015), and chairman of the Clemson Extension exhibit at the SC State Fair (2015). Because of her background in Botany, Trish`s area of specialty is identification of weeds and other “mystery” plants.


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