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“Romantic Adventure for Victorian Lovers”

South Carolina Botanical Gardens
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Clemson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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).
Reviewed 10 April 2011

Well, maybe the title is more sensational than need be for lovers of beauty and great gardens, but no doubt it captured the attention of those not usually looking for a venue offering flora and fauna. Those just wanting a quiet stroll as well as history buffs and camellia mavens can find much of value here. There is a restored train car as well as an old cabin to capture the attention of those who need to set their sights on more than landscape, but oh the landscape! Beautiful themed gardens, a peaceful lake, sparkling streams, unusual sculpture and an easy walk make this a wonderful venue for an enjoyable afternoon. There gift shop was not open when I visited despite signage saying it was. A disappointment but not enough to ruin a visit. Bring your camera.

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