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South Carolina Botanical Gardens

150 Discovery Lane, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0174
+1 864-656-3405
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Beautiful Gardens

A great place for leisurely strolls, with flowers and plants native to South Carolina. Easy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tari H
Cunot, IN
Beautiful Gardens

This is a must visit when in Clemson! Plenty of free parking, no admission fee, and as nice as any... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kyle H
Birmingham, Alabama
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The South Carolina Botanical Garden is a diverse 295 acres of natural landscapes, display gardens, and miles of streams and nature trails. The SCBG is an official American Hosta Society Display Garden. It has a butterfly garden, a wildflower meadow, many specialty gardens, and a 70-acre arboretum. The Gift Shop and Visitor's Center are open from 10:00 - 5:00 seven days a week (excluding University holidays).
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
150 Discovery Lane, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0174
+1 864-656-3405
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great place for leisurely strolls, with flowers and plants native to South Carolina. Easy walking, and wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Thank Tari H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit when in Clemson! Plenty of free parking, no admission fee, and as nice as any of the various botanical gardens I have visited that do charge. I wish we had more time to stay there. Several miles of paths with...More

Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit with very nice trails for strolling. It's free to wander around and the different nature/garden areas are gorgeous. I think our fav was the desert area by the Wren House as well as just the flower gardens around the house...More

Thank ToddandTia
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The botanical garden in Clemson is a great place for a peaceful stroll, a romantic walk, event photographs, or just learning about the flowers and trees of South Carolina. The best time to go is when many flowers are in bloom, of course, but because...More

Thank PalmettoRebel
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Good layout of land and variety in the gardens. Visitor's center and museums are well done. We visited on a day when there was a lot of repair work being done and some things were shut down

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Unexpected pleasure during a college visit. Beautiful scenery, nice little easy 'hikes' through the various areas and bonus - we found the community garden that is tended by local elementary kids. Totally worth the short drive and it's free!

Thank Kim R
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

The garden is on the campus of Clemson University and therefore has a wide variety of garden landscaping. The geology museum, within the garden, is marvelous and contains fossils and rocks from all over the world.

Thank chdykeman
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

I have been walking these trails, sitting on these benches and taking pictures here for more than we 25 years. It's a great place for anyone who loves nature, from young to old. From stroller to wheelchair, always something to see. I have made so...More

1  Thank Jeannie M
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Very nice area to spend some time walking around on the weekend or after work. Mix of shaded and sunny areas. No real rhyme or reasons apparent of some of the trail areas but we enjoy roaming around. Beautiful assortment of flowers and other plants/trees

Thank kattty2013
Reviewed July 13, 2017

This off the path garden was delightful. A nice change of pace. It was a hot muggy summer day in SC but the tall trees and shrubs keep this area cool. Our family visiting SC for the 4th enjoyed a nice walk around the area...More

Thank bljh2014
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May 27, 2017|
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Response from Airitout | Reviewed this property |
It's free!
April 10, 2017|
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Response from marthabobclemson |
When the flowers are blooming.
May 8, 2016|
Response from 854shelahg | Reviewed this property |
The Garden is open every day, dawn to dusk, free of charge. The Fran Hanson Discovery Center (Visitor's Center) and the Fuller Art Galleries are open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Sundays 1:00pm to 5:00pm... More