Abbeville County Museum
: Poplar and Cherry Streets,
, SC 29620. Museum:
(864)459-2696. Garden: (864)459-9011.
Asian (formerly Japanese) Garden
- The museum offers an 1859 jail, the
Creswell Log Cabin and an educational garden.
Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville
, SC 29613 (864)294-2000.
Boone Hall Plantation
- This campus, nationally recognized for the beauty of its landscape, offers
offers a Japanese garden with a small teahouse.
: Off US
17 on Long Point Road North of Charleston, Mount Pleasant
, SC 29464
- This early 18th century former cotton plantation displays a live
oak allee, and formal gardens with a serpentine brick wall and herringbone
paths, hundreds of varieties of camellias and azaleas, and thousands of
1931 Brookgreen Gardens Drive, US Highway 17 South, Murrells Inlet
, SC 29576
(843)235-6000 or (800) 849-1931.
Charles Towne Landing
- This 300
acre garden (with over 2000 species and varieties of plants) displays
more than 500 pieces of sculpture from 200 artists set among tranquil
gardens, fountains, courtyards, allees, ponds and woodland. Special
areas include the Dogwood Garden (4 quadrants with pools), the Small
Sculpture Gallery (a cloister-like garden), the South Carolina Terrace,
the Live Oak and Magnolia Allees, the Diana Pool, the Palmetto Garden
(with reflecting pool), the Fountain of the Muses Garden, the Arboretum,
and and Dogwood, Opuntia and Cypress Ponds. The visitor can also enjoy a
50-acre wildlife park with animals and native plants and an aviary.
: 1500 Old
Towne Road (Highway 171), Charleston
, South Carolina 29407 (803)852-4200.
Columbia Museum of Art
original site of Charleston, this state park offers a natural habitat zoo,
freshwater lagoons, the 1670 Experimental Crop Garden, 80 acres of beautiful
English Park Gardens and more.
: Main and Hampton Streets, P.O. Box 2068,
SC 29202 (803)799-2810.
- This museum of fine and decorative arts includes a
3030 Cypress Garden Road, Monck's Corner
, SC 29461 (843)553-0515.
- The black
swamp waters reflect and accentuate the plantings of azaleas, dogwoods,
daffodils and wisteria in this 163 acre garden. Visitors may use either the
three miles of foot paths or flat bottom boats.
: 3380 Ashley River Road,
, SC 29414 (843)769-2600.
- This 125 acre former plantation offers an
18th century Georgian Palladian house and remnants of the formal park-like
: US 301 within the city, Orangeburg
, SC 29115 (803)533-6020.
Fryar's Topiary Garden
- An All
America Selection rose test site, this 150 acre garden on the bank of the Edisto
River offers 50 beds of roses with 4,000 plants representing 75 labeled
varieties, plus displays of azaleas, wisteria and other Southern favorites. A
wetlands area, the Horne Wetlands Park, can be viewed from a 1/2 mile boardwalk.
The Gardens also feature a butterfly garden, a sensory garden and a beautiful
terrace garden near the adjacent Arts Center. The Orangeburg Festival of Roses held the weekend before Mother's Day in May each year to celebrate the blooming of the City's roses.
: 145 Broad
Acres Road, 1 mile north of I-20 Exit 116, Bishopville
, SC (843)484-5581.
- This 3
acres of elegant topiary, created by Pearl Fryer, includes graceful arches,
spirals, and geometric designs plus many more whimsical creations. Gardens at
Nicholls-Crook Plantation: 120 Plantation Drive, Woodruff, SC 29388
(864)476-8820. This plantation, now a bed and breakfast, displays annuals and
perennials in 18th century style gardens that feature heirloom specimens as well
as improved varieties of 19th century originals.
Charlotte and Edgemont Avenues, Rock Hill
, SC (803)329-5540.
Preston Mansion and Gardens
- This 7.6 acre
garden offers lovely sculpted terraces, flower beds, 3,500 azaleas, lawns, a
reflecting pool and fountain and walking paths.
: 1615 Blanding Street, Columbia
, SC 29201 (803)252-7742.
Hatcher Garden & Woodland
- This lovely 1818 mansion situated on 4 acres offers gardens and a formal boxwood
: 820 John B. White Sr. Boulevard (Reidville Road),
- This 10 acre garden sanctuary displays over 10,000
plants including perennial and annual flower displays, wildflowers, shrubs, an
old-growth forest and ponds.
: 87 Church Street, Charleston
, SC 29401 (843)722-2996.
- This 1772
house, home to a signer of the Declaration of Independence, offers elegant
formal period gardens.
: 135 Dupree Place,
, SC 29801 (803)642-7631
- Wrapped behind a serpentine brick wall and under a canopy of ancient oaks, deodar cedars and magnolias,
is Hopelands Gardens. Bequeathed to the City of Aiken by Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin, this 14 acre estate was opened in 1969 as a public
garden. Throughout the gardens is a network of paths shaded under 100 year old live oaks, deador cedars and magnolia trees.
Plantings include camellias, azaleas, dogwood, crape myrtles and Japanese iris The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum
and the Aiken Community Labyrinth are located inside.
: U.S. Hwy.
17, 12 miles south of Georgetown
, SC (843) 546-7891.
- This 18th century
river-front plantation with grounds was home to a signer of the Declaration of
: 350 Meeting Street, Charleston
, SC 29403 (843)722-2996.
Kalmia Gardens of Coker College
- This elegant
1803 neo-classic style house includes a garden entered through a Gate Temple.
W. Carolina Avenue (Business 151), Hartsville
, SC 29550 (843)383-8145.
after the mountain laurel which blooms in spring, this lovely 30 acre garden
features azaleas, camellias and other ornamental shrubs in addition to walking
trails throug a blackwater swamp, laurel thickets, pine-oak-holly uplands and a
: 3550 Ashley River Road, Highway 61, Charleston
, SC 29414
- The magnificent gardens of this 400 acre pre-Revolutionary War
Plantation include the Barbados Tropical Garden (America's oldest garden), the
Horticultural Maze (of camellias), the Biblical Garden, a topiary garden, and a
wildflower garden, plus many more attractions. The new Audubon Swamp Garden
spans 60 acres of blackwater cypress and tupelo swamp accessible by a boardwalk.
Flowers planted along the paths and in floating islands on the swamp waters
include a variety of bog plants, ornamental grasses, colorful wildflowers and
native and exotic shrubs.
1098 Mepkin Abbey Road, Moncks Corner,
- This former plantation,
willed by Henry and Claire Booth Luce to the Catholic Church, offers the Nancy
Bryan Luce Gardens (designed by landscape architect Loutrell Briggs) and a
chapel. After a long and turbulent history, its present use as a Trappist
monastery is more in keeping with its name which means "serene and lovely".
: 4300 Ashley River
, SC 29414 (843)556-6020 or (800)782-3608.
- Magnificent formal
gardens in the grand classic style grace the 65 acre grounds of this plantation.
Myriad features include allées, ornamental canals, sundials, minor vistas,
statues placed at strategic viewpoints, terraces, walks, artificial lakes,
grassy ramps and the 1,000 year old Middleton Oak. Plantings include rare
camellias, azaleas, kalmia, magnolias, crepe myrtle, roses and more.
: 51 Meeting Street, Charleston
, SC 29401 (843)724-8481.
Park Seed Company
- This 1808
neoclassical house, headquarters of the Historic Charleston Foundation, is set
among gracious gardens.
: 1 Parkton Avenue, SC 254 North, Greenwood
, SC 29647-0001
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
- The 9 acres of trial gardens of this mail order seed company
display 1000 varieties of flowers, vegetables, herbs, and roses.
500 Wildlife Parkway (off I-126 at Greystone Boulevard), Columbia
, SC 29202
- The Zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals in naturalistic
habitats with no bars or cages. Across the river, the 70 acre botanical garden
features a Walled Garden (enclosed by an 8 foot tall brick wall) which displays
an Art Garden, a Berry Garden, a Daylily/Summer Bulb Garden, a Fountain Garden,
a Knot Garden, a Midnight Garden, a Perennial Garden, a Rose Garden, a Winter
Garden, Shrub Borders and Seasonal Plantings. Two trails, the Woodlands Walk and
River Trail take visitors through the natural landscapes of the river shore.
Robert Mills Historic House and Gardens
: 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia
, SC 29201
Rose Hill Plantation State Park
- This Federal-Greek Revival brick house, designed by Robert Mills,
includes park-like grounds with a boxwood hedge maze.
: 2677 Sardis Road (County Road 16),
SC 29379 (864)427-5966.
Carolina Botanical Garden
- This 44 acre state park, former home of a South Carolina
governor, has a early 19th century Federal style home, rose gardens, and a
: Location: Perimeter Road (east side of Clemson
University campus), Mailing: 102 Garden Trail, Clemson
, SC 29634-0174
Summerville Azalea Park
- This 270 acre garden, growing from the original 40 acre
Horticultural Gardens and the Forestry Arboretum, includes the Class of '39
Caboose Garden, the Class of '42/Golden Tigers Cadet Life Garden, the Jack Rouse
Miller Dwarf Conifer Collection (50 varieties and cultivars), the Charles and
Betty Cruickshank Hosta Garden (350 varieties), the Rhododendron Collection, the
Flower Display Garden (2 acres), the L.O. VanBlaricom Xeriscape Garden, the
Camellia Garden (300 varieties), the Therapeutic Horticulture Garden (raised
beds), the Foothills Perennial Garden, the Pioneer Garden, the Meditation Garden
(waterfall, gazebo and pool), the Japanese Maple Collection, the Hopkins Beech
Grove, the Bernice Dodgens Lark Wildflower Meadow, the the Wildlife Habitat
Garden, the Lake and Hills Garden Club Butterfly Garden, Magnolia Lane, the
Roland Schoenike Arboretum (1000 woody plants), the Heritage Garden and more.
Main Street, Summerville
, SC (843)871-6000.
Swan Lake Iris
- This 8 acre public park offers
hundreds of azaleas, dogwood, wisteria and crepe myrtle, as well as five
butterfly reflecting ponds, bronze sculptures and nature walks.
: 822 West Liberty Street (US 763), Sumter
, SC 29150 (803)436-2640.
- This 150 acre garden displays a profusion of Japanese irises and other flowers,
including camellias, azaleas and magnolias. A 45 acre lake is home to eight
species of swans.
: 558 Spruce Street, Florence
, SC 29501-5152 (803)665-3253.
University of South Carolina
- Named after
Henry Timrod, poet laureate of the Confederacy.
1100 Sumter Street, Columbia
, SC 29201 (803)777-7000. The
- Horseshoe, the heart
of the original USC campus, is composed of 11 buildings with gardens
: 1200 Otts Shoals Road (1.5 mi. from I-26 exit 28 on U.S.
221 N), Roebuck
, SC 29376 (864)576-6546.
Wells Japanese Garden
- This 1765 plantation includes an herb
garden and nature walks with 60 acres of grounds and outbuildings.
: Lindsay Street, Newberry
, SC 29108.
Gardens at the Battery
- This charming city park,
originally a private garden, contains lovely indiginous and exotic plantings, two ponds and bridges,
and a stone gatehouse, and is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.
: East Battery and Murray Boulevard, Charleston
- The gardens frame vistas of the harbor and Fort Sumter.