South Carolina Botanical Garden, The

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United States of America - South Carolina - Clemson

Institution Code: CLEMS

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the South Carolina Botanical Garden, The

The South Carolina Botanical Garden is a diverse 295 acres of natural landscapes, display gardens, and miles of streams and nature trails. Together with distinguished education and outreach programs, a nationally recognized nature-based sculpture collection, and the Bob Campbell Geology Museum, the SCBG is a premier site for experiencing nature and culture.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden is home to an official American Hosta Society Display Garden, a 70-acre arboretum, miles of nature trails and streams, a butterfly garden, wildflower meadow and fern and bog gardens. The Garden is also home to over 400 varieties of camellias, as well as an extensive collection of hollies, hydrangeas, magnolias and native plants.

Main Address:
South Carolina Botanical Garden, The
Clemson University
150 Discovery Lane
South Carolina 29634 United States of America

Telephone: (864) 656-3405
Fax: (864) 656-3608
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Patrick McMillan
    Curator's Name: John Bodiford, Senior Horticulturist
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Amy Hackney Blackwell
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 6
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1958
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 119 Hectares
    Latitude: 34.6684690
    Longitude: -82.8273010
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 100000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Ilex, Rhododendron, Camellia.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Education: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes