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South Carolina Botanical Gardens

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A must see

The SC Botanical Gardens are full of beauty and excellence. i loved getting to walk around and see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mayra R
Atlanta, Georgia
Lovely gardens

Beautiful gardens with a number of different type of garden areas. I was rather surprised to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Average5%
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The South Carolina Botanical Garden is a diverse 295 acres of natural landscapes, display gardens, and miles of streams and nature trails. The SCBG is an official American Hosta Society Display Garden. It has a butterfly garden, a wildflower meadow...more
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150 Discovery LN, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631
+1 864-656-3405
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The SC Botanical Gardens are a 'must see' if you enjoy great walkways, beautiful trees, plants and flowers. Even though it is still 'early' Spring many things were in bloom and the garden was very tidy and nicely maintained. A great place to spend a...More

3  Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 January 2016

This is practically on Clemson campus. Maybe it is even considered part of campus. It is a great place to get away from everything and take a peaceful walk in nature. Great activity for parents visiting students at the University!

2  Thank NewJerseyDF
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The SC Botanical Gardens are full of beauty and excellence. i loved getting to walk around and see the different parts of the Gardens. It is a must see when you come to Clemson. It will be fun for the whole family.

Thank Mayra R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens with a number of different type of garden areas. I was rather surprised to see a desert garden. Visitor center doesn't have a great deal in it but you can climb up to the second floor for some pretty photos and flower prints...More

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful! We love this place, in fact, I proposed to my wife here. It changes all the time, so make sure to go at least every season. The trails are well kept and most of the plants are marked so that you can decide what...More

Thank tomburriss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I used to live near here so it was special to walk thru the beautiful gardens. There is a lot of variety of plants but also lots of extras like streams, cabins, lakes, etc. Well worth the time.

Thank 583macd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us spent about an hour. We are all in our 70's. The grounds are extensive. Some 208 acres. Every biome that exists in South Carolina is represented here. We saw quite a few plant representations along with forests and hammocks, duck ponds, etc....More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From a humble beginning as a camellia collection in the 1950s, the South Carolina Botanical Garden (SCBG) has blossomed into a 295-acre sanctuary for diversity by re-engaging people in the living world. They strive to serve as an interdisciplinary resource focusing on teaching, research, and...More

Thank rockbite
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Recently attended a very nice outside wedding service. Beautiful service nestled on a trail up in the woods. Although it was a little warm, the canopy of trees made the service bearable. Best wishes to the happy couple

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Everything about the Botanical Gardens is wonderous - it's definitely a hidden gem. I almost hate to write such a magnificent review because it'll now attract more visitors but it needs to be enjoyed. My daughter, a Clemson sophomore, walked/ran through the gardens to think...More

Thank Cathy2010056
Reviewed 15 August 2018

My family loves to go to the SC Botanical Gardens in Clemson. Such a quiet and peaceful place for walking and viewing hundreds of specimens of plants and flowers. Each time we go, we find something new and interesting.

Thank JoeB5355
Reviewed 14 August 2018

My family and I came to visit the Botanical Gardens after going to my brother's graduation from Clemson. He worked here during his college career and loved it. We drove through the part you are able to drive and stopped to walk to some places....More

Thank Alyssa S
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Response from Airitout | Reviewed this property |
It's free!
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Response from marthabobclemson |
When the flowers are blooming.
8 May 2016|
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The Garden is open every day, dawn to dusk, free of charge. The Fran Hanson Discovery Center (Visitor's Center) and the Fuller Art Galleries are open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Sundays 1:00pm to 5:00pm... More