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South Carolina Botanical Gardens, Clemson

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The South Carolina Botanical Garden 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.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.
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  • We had a wonderful time touring the botanical gardens. We had a group of teens/tweens and they enjoyed the tour as much or more than we did!!  more »
  • There are many different plants and flowers here and of course the magnolia trees. Butterflies, bees, frogs, turtles, and lizards too. I didn't go on all of the trails there. There is so much to see h...  more »
  • Shady and sunny, filled with native plants identified along winding brick and earthen paths, the SC Horticultural Garden is a wonderful day-trip for families. It's safe, so after a picnic lunch by the...  more »
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  • I'd been a foreign student studying here for three years, and it's always been a place to explore/learn/feel in the botanical garden.
  • Beautiful plants! The kids looked watching the caterpillars eat lunch.
  • Awesome botanical garden with many different species of exotic and native plants. There are several themed gardens and a geology museum where you can buy fossils and stones. If you enjoy botany and nature like I do then you will love this place.
  • Wonderful "discovery"! Great place to take the dog for a walk...yes! They actually allow your leashed dogs!!
  • Very beautiful with lots of different trails. Plenty of plants, wildlife, flowers, and nature to experience.