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Swan Lake Iris Gardens

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Nice place for a picnic

This is a nice place to go for a walk by yourself or with your family and friends. As the name... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sumter, South Carolina
Beautiful holiday lights!

We walked the park at Christmas time and enjoyed the lights. It made for a wonderful adventure with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sumter, South Carolina
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All reviews beautiful place to visit memorial day weekend christmas lights full bloom play ground beautiful flowers both sides drive thru beautiful park feed the ducks chocolate garden few hours taking pictures parking area picnic area small town iris garden
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice place to go for a walk by yourself or with your family and friends. As the name implies there are beautiful swans as well as ducks and other fowl. There are signs asking that you don't feed the birds however but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jimmycusack1961
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked the park at Christmas time and enjoyed the lights. It made for a wonderful adventure with me girlfriend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BlackDiamondsRock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this garden on 1/29/2018. It was rainy, damp and chilly (45). I was the only person there, but my God what a beautiful place. The people who work in the office are very kind. I can't wait to return in April when everything...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank moneyd2018
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Very nice area for a walk. There are quite a few swans swimming and hanging out. Beautiful, relaxing area. There are trails and paths to walk on. If you cross the street via a bridge(there is an elevator) they have a nice boardwalk, picnic tables...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Swan Lake is a wonderful place to take the family it has the swans ducks of all kinds the play ground is great for the kids to be kids wonderful Christmas lights. The cons are the crime rate is a little high to many teenagers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jerry S
Reviewed December 15, 2018

The aisle of lights show for Christmas was so great we went back with friends! The drive was so well laid out they made it easy to see everything and end up right near where you started!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank we2luv2travelglobal
Reviewed November 27, 2018

This is a nice park if you like to take a stroll, see the swans and other birds that call this home. Its free and right in town.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom H
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Swan Lake Iris Gardens is truly a hidden gem. This garden is filled with a plethora of opportunities for any artist, no matter the medium. It is absolutely beautiful, regardless of the season.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Traveler61325657357
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We enjoyed this garden very much. We began with an overview by a master gardener and toured the butterfly garden, the chocolate garden, and the garden for sight-impaired. The swans and geese are plentiful. The cedar hips are amazing to see. We saw the swandominium...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gardener5082
Reviewed October 2, 2018

My wife and I visited this park on our anniversary trip. It was remarkable. We got there after hours, but the park itself was still open. The lake is full of swans, geese and other water fowl. The flowers were not in bloom, but they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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christine h
August 10, 2018|
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Response from cityofsumter | Property representative |
Thank you for the question. Pets are not allowed inside the walking gates of Swan Lake, not even on a leash. This is for the safety of your pet and our birds. The only area where they are allowed is in the parking areas and... More
megan b
October 17, 2017|
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Response from cityofsumter | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay. We only allow weddings at certain facilities within the gardens. The Butterfly garden is not a facility. The reason... it's a public park and we do not allow any part of the gardens to put shut off from... More
March 28, 2017|
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Response from Dawnella66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi you dont have to walk the entire park to be able to enjoy some of it. As you go in the entrance there is a nice pond and places to sit and enjoy the scenery through out the park..you could stay as long or as short as you... More