Tuesday, June 18, 2013

South Carolina Botanical Gardens

Get your walking shoes on because today you'll want to follow in our footsteps. We visited the South Carolina Botanical Gardens on the grounds of Clemson University. Luckily the weather cooled down and made our trek through the various sections so much more enjoyable. The gardens encompass 295 acres; we didn't see it all but we did make a small dent on many of the trails.

Truly a garden worth visiting if you are in the area.  Along the many paths we had the pleasure of viewing several nature based sculptures. Also within the garden confines is the Fuller Gallery and Gift shop with it's own gardens including a reflecting garden and the Bob Campbell Geology Museum which houses an impressive array of rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary objects, gems, geodes, mining artifacts and more along with interactive displays and a research library.  The gardens and art gallery were free and the geology museum had a $3 entrance fee. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. How right you were - I loved coming through the gardens with you. Megathanks.

  2. I am so in awe of the skill required to build a stone wall. I wonder if the last structure is an old root cellar.

  3. That does look like a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. Thanks for taking us along.

  4. There's some beautiful scenery in the gardens but I think I'd like to see the geology museum. Rocks rock!

  5. Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, oh it was so nice to walk through a garden again.

    Hi Joanne, thanks, I think the rock structure was based loosely on a cave residence because there was evidence of a campfire in the middle and there was an opening in the top center to let smoke escape, much like a tee-pee would be built.

    Hi Lori, thanks, oh I could spend a week walking through those gardens.

    Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, oh you would have loved the museum, we did go in but I didn't take my camera, worth the visit though.


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