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South Carolina Botanical Gardens, Clemson

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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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  • Anytime is a GREAT time to meander through the SC Botanical Gardens. It's a MUST-SEE spot for all of the visitors that travel to see me in South Carolina. It's NATURE are its very best; resplendent in...  read more »
  • Spent about an hour pushing a stroller around viewing the gardens. I thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of the butterflies and plants. Had a nice relaxing walk. There also were non paved trails which I did...  read more »
  • We go often to see it during the different seasons. Beautifully done with flowers blooming through the spring and summer. Make sure to bring some bread to feed the fish and ducks. 
  • Love it. Very beautiful and informational. Great place to send and day
  • Very beautiful with lots of different trails. Plenty of plants, wildlife, flowers, and nature to experience.
  • Wonderful gardens that are free to visit and with a few ton of walking trails
  • Large and walkable with plenty of areas for privacy.
  • We love this place. We take great pictures with the family and enjoy the cool scenes while my mom and dad jogs with me. Given a 5 Star even if natural rain gets the trails a little messed up. My dad and mom always laughs and holds hands and enjoys the commented team work they share to improve life and enjoy nature. Thanks Clemson. We love the great plants and small animals that are habitats there.
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