"S" is for South Carolina Botanical Garden

Jul 3, 2019

Credit SC Public Radio

"S" is for South Carolina Botanical Garden. The South Carolina Botanical Garden (SCBG) was dedicated in 1992. Located on the Clemson University campus, the SCBG was formed by merging two Clemson departmental outdoor laboratories. The garden’s mission, programs, and festivals focus on both environmental and cultural conservation. The 295-acre garden is comprised of woodlands, streams, ponds, trails, and continually evolving specialty areas such as a butterfly garden, a flower and turf display, a piedmont prairie meadow, and heritage gardens. SCBG hosts an outstanding collection of nature-based sculpture built by artists working with Clemson faculty and students. Educational outreach is achieved through Sprouting Wings, an after-school program for children. Encompassing one of America’s largest daffodil, camellia, and nature-based sculpture collections, the South Carolina Botanical Garden is open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk, and is admission free.