South Carolina Botanical Gardens, Clemson

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#49 of 154 in Parks in South Carolina
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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  • October 2, 2017
    I lived in Clemson for several years. Visiting the gardens was always an adventure and there is always something beautiful in nature. It has many types of trails to walk, run or even bike. Many people...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Very nice gardens with many varieties. Was very nice and pleasant on a cool day in November. Very relaxing and laid back.  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Stopped by on our way out of town. Wish we had more time. You could spend a couple hours here. Lovely walk in the woods with what looked to be natural environ plantings but discretely sprinkler system...  more »
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  • May 26, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    Beautiful plants! The kids looked watching the caterpillars eat lunch.
  • November 7, 2016
    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.
  • September 13, 2016
    Wonderful "discovery"! Great place to take the dog for a walk...yes! They actually allow your leashed dogs!!
  • July 9, 2017
    Amazing & beautiful!

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