Raining Cats And Blogs: The South Carolina Botanical Garden In Clemson SC

The South Carolina Botanical Garden In Clemson SC

The South Carolina Botanical Garden is 295 acres of natural landscapes, display gardens, and miles of streams and nature trails. It is also home to an official American Hosta Society Display Garden, a 70-acre arboretum, a butterfly garden, wildflower meadow and many specialty gardens. The Garden is also home to over 400 varieties of camellias, as well as an extensive collection of hollies, hydrangeas, magnolias and native plants.

Imagine sitting under the stars, surrounded by the beauty of the botanical gardens, while listening to the beat of talented performers. This weekend starts the Concerts in the Garden Series which will feature exciting and varied musical offerings from local artists. The concerts will be held in the amphitheater on Friday nights beginning September 16th and ending with the Heritage Festival on October 29th. The Heritage Festival is a family-oriented celebration of the nature, arts, and culture of South Carolina. There will also be Trick-or-treating & a Costume Contest.

Designated the State's botanical garden in 1992, the Garden is at the intersection of Highway 76 and Pearman Boulevard at Clemson University. Visitors are welcome free of charge, every day, dawn to dusk.

Also, another wonderful thing about this garden? I was married there on September 7, 1984 in the gazebo above the pond.

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Hi Sheila, this should be on our outing agenda, don't you think.  Great post and good photos.  It looks beautiful.

Posted by Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC) almost 8 years ago

The South Carolina Botanical Gardens looks and sounds beautiful. I would love to sit under the stars there.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 8 years ago

What a great place to get married! Do you have any pictures of the fish in the pond burbling "Congratulations!" on your wedding day?


Posted by EC, JF, Double R and Zoey the Cool Cat (Russel Ray Photos) almost 8 years ago

Good Morning Shelia, best wishes on your 27th wedding anniversary!  What a wonderful place to visit in South Carolina!

Posted by Dan Edward Phillips, Realtor and Broker/Owner (Dan Edward Phillips) almost 8 years ago

I love being in the woods and this place looks great. Is there a camping area here?

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) almost 8 years ago

I love hostas, ever since I visited the University of Michigan campus back in 1977. I got them to grow here one year on the north side of my house, but they just didn't have that pizzazz that they do in a colder climate.

Posted by Not a real person almost 8 years ago

Mona -  maybe we can add it.. it is a little away from the Greenville area which is where we most likely will meet up… but it is a great area.

Christine – I am going to try to get to some of the concerts.. Haven’t done that before

Eric – LOL.. love that photo.. Now I have a fish saying congrats… how cool is that.

Dan – Thanks … I love going back there as often as possible.

Sussie – No camping, but there is camping areas in the town.. mainly just beautiful flowers and trees.

Russel – We have a lot of hostas here.. Ours come back year after year and are bigger every year.. we have to cut them back sometimes. The Gardens are a great place to get ideas about planting.

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) almost 8 years ago