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Very pleasant experience

Found the gardens very easily. Plenty of parking. Pleasant walks around the gardens, river... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Midlothian, Virginia
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Wow, exceptional for a free city garden, pet friendly!

When we went they were in the process of setting up a huge elaborate Christmas light display. it... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
James L
South Portland, Maine
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These gardens commemorate the site of where 600 Confederate soldiers temporarily held off the Union Army in 1865.
U.S. Hwy. 301, Orangeburg, SC 29115
+1 803-533-6020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found the gardens very easily. Plenty of parking. Pleasant walks around the gardens, river, Cyprus trees and the lake. Meditation gardens as well. Nice place to spend a few hours. Beautiful trees and flowers in season. Enjoy.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

When we went they were in the process of setting up a huge elaborate Christmas light display. it must look awesome at night when it is done. We walked around during the day, it was a quite sunday in the fall with few guests. Plenty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

I seldom drive through South Carolina without stopping to smell the roses. The garden has places to sit and meditate and it's a great place to get out and stretch your legs. You can take a short walk or spend hours strolling through the gardens...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We stopped to stretch our legs on a road trip. This place was so peaceful and absolutely beautiful. Plenty of Parking and clean bathrooms. And the best part is our sweet German shepherd was also welcome on the trails and in the rose garden. She...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tinawit
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Me and my wife had just gone for a day drive,we suddenly decided to stop by the garden,it was calm,cool and beautiful...loved the scenery and greenery..took many pictures,though it’s not far from our residence but we went together for the 1st time,Rose garden was well...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Arun Kumar O
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Went by here on a whim while looking for a boat ramp in town. Well the boat ramp, was part of the park, which is across the street from the gardens, which may even be part of the gardens. Started at one end and walked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mitch M
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Edisto Gardens is a really beautiful area of town. Although it had taken a beaten from previous storms and flooding waters in the rose garden section of it, it still holds beauty. It doesn't seem as vibrant as it once was, but again, that may...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dugar78
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited Edisto Memorial Gardens on 06/13/18. Nice Veteran's Memorial @ the entrance to the park. Many rose bushes in the park. The rose fragrance is heavenly! Most of the roses have already bloomed but there are still plenty of blooms to enjoy... There is also...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ABQJean
Reviewed May 28, 2018

May is one of the BEST places to visit while in the Orangeburg, South Carolina area. The roses are in FULL BLOOM and a SPECTACULAR view of the FAMOUS Black Edisto River. Even though I was born and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina, I still...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

When the roses are in bloom this garden is breathtaking. The azaleas are very pretty in the spring. There is a boardwalk through the swamp along the black water river. At Christmas there is a small drive through display.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Vicki L
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June 4, 2018|
Response from terriej2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed as long as you clean up after them. You would need to keep them leashed because it is an open park near Hwy. 301 which is very busy.
Mark P
March 6, 2018|
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Response from terriej2013 | Reviewed this property |
Some azaleas are about ready to bloom. Unfortunately there was a frost two days ago and the forecast has three days of freezing weather later this week. That may push back some of the blooms. Some of the rose varieties bloom... More
Martha M
April 19, 2017|
Response from terriej2013 | Reviewed this property |
No, it's free even during Christmas when they have all the lights set up.