Since 1957, Abide A While has blossomed.

Three generations ago, Bob and Suzanne Donaldson started a nursery with $300 and a camellia plant. Today their son Bruce, his wife Muffie, and their daughter Eleanor are cultivating the store’s successes.

Abide A While is passionate about helping gardeners of all ages and abilities become successful. They pride themselves on expert knowledge, attention to detail and impeccable style (in everything they do). Whether you’re outfitting a backyard or a front porch, shopping for perennials or pajamas, Abide A While has everything you need and all you could want.

Beauty abounds at Abide A While.

Meet The Team

Bruce Donaldson Owner
Muffie Donaldson Owner
Eleanor Donaldson Marketing Coordinator
Devon Rigby Store Manager
Lori Easwick Annuals Manager
Jenalee Thompson Tropicals Manager
Tammy Berryman Perennials Manager

Working with Abide A While

Open positions:

Garden Center Sales

We’re always looking for an extra hand. Does this sound like you? Download our application and return in store – we’d love to meet!

  • You love working with customers and being outside.
  • You like to stay on top of the latest and greatest trends in gardening.
  • You like plants and people.
  • You love to put a smile on a customer’s face!
  • You’re looking for a part-time or full-time job and are available to work Saturdays.
  • Knowledge of lowcountry plants such as annuals, perennials or shrubs is preferred but not required.


All applicants are asked to complete a company application to be considered for an interview. You may download a company application above or pick up an application at our garden center during business hours, Monday-Saturday, 9:00-5:30. Abide A While is located at 1460 N HWY 17 in Mount Pleasant, SC.

EOE/DFWP/Background Checks are Required.


Upon review of your application, eligible applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview. EOE/DFWP/Background Checks Required.

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