Moore Farms Botanical Garden

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United States of America - South Carolina - Lake City

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

ArbNet Accredited: Level III

About the Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Nestled among fields of corn and soybeans, this dynamic 35 acre garden is set in the rural Pee Dee region near Lake City, South Carolina. Embracing its southern pastoral setting through an informal, expressive design scheme, the garden is a careful blend of exuberant plant displays, bounding meadows and enduring vistas of grey green pines. Woven throughout this aesthetic tapestry are innovative research, educational programs and community outreach. The resulting union of art and scholarship is a dazzling example of the modern botanical garden.

Moore Farms Botanical Garden is wildly beautiful, creative and soulful; a place of both inspiration and comfort, where plants rule and there is a feeling of discovery, a sense of hitting upon something that others haven’t.

Main Address:
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
100 New Zion Road
Lake City
South Carolina 29560 United States of America

Telephone: (843) 210-7582
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Carlo Balistrieri, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Brendan Huggins, Director of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Evan Cook, Plant Recorder
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 8
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 2002
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 200 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 14 Hectares
  • Total Area: 214 Hectares
    Latitude: 33.861628
    Longitude: -79.822542
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 9470
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 6931
  • Special Collections:Our collection focuses on plants that perform well in the southeastern United States, and more specifically, those that thrive in eastern South Carolina. Of this broad group, our collections of southern heritage plants and South Carolina native plants achieve the greatest quality and depth. Those that are the top performers in our garden are promoted and distributed. We are continually acquiring new plants through nurseries, field collecting trips and plant sharing with other gardens.

    Special collections: Magnolia grandiflora, SC Native Plants, and Southern Heritage Plants
  • Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Horticulture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Programme: Yes