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The South Carolina Botanical Garden (295 acres) is located in Clemson, South Carolina on the campus of Clemson University. This garden has nature trails, pathways, ponds, streams, woodlands, trial gardens, The Bob Campbell Geology Museum, and the Fran Hanson Discovery Center, which has exhibits by local artists. It is open to the public every day of the week. The Bob Campbell Geology Museum features more than 10,000 rocks, minerals and fossils and has exhibits focused on geological and paleontological topics.Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Clemson trip simple and quick.
The gardens are the home of the historic Hanover House, which is an early 18th-century house built in the South Carolina Low Country and moved to the Clemson campus. It also has a pioneer village featuring the Hunt Log Cabin, which was originally built about 1825 in the Seneca, South Carolina area.
The South Carolina Botanical Garden features one of the largest collections of nature-based sculptures in the country. The extended-ephemeral pieces were each designed on-site by international artists and built by local volunteers and students within one month. Upon completion, the pieces begin to return to nature, so while many may still be found in the Garden, others have disappeared without a trace.
South Carolina Botanical Gardens reviews
I visited the Gardens on a pleasant April Saturday afternoon. I enjoyed walking back & forth between the visitor's center & Geology museum area and the duck pond & interpretative center area. I used.... more
I visited the Gardens on a pleasant April Saturday afternoon. I enjoyed walking back & forth between the visitor's center & Geology museum area and the duck pond & interpretative center area. I used.... more »
We only had an hour and a half to spend there and didn’t even see half of the gardens. The kids (8-11 age range) loved the geology museum and the trail to get there. They didn’t want to leave! It was.... more
We only had an hour and a half to spend there and didn’t even see half of the gardens. The kids (8-11 age range) loved the geology museum and the trail to get there. They didn’t want to leave! It was.... more »
Very Beautiful and well-maintained area. Tons of variety in the Flora. Well maintained lawn, however we did not go inside. The parking lot was big and had plenty of parking spaces. And the trails were kept well, they’re not the most stroller friendly.
My Grammuh and I visited the gardens and were so happy with how beautiful and well kept the grounds were. Plenty of shaded trails for hot days, sprawling grounds so you don’t encounter tons of people. We want to go back and spend the whole day and take the dogs. An absolute must see!
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