Sandhill: For Kid's Only

Children's GardenChildren and the outdoors are natural duets. Environmental theme gardens such as the Carolina Fence Garden, the bird garden, and the butterfly garden, provide a place for investigation, experimentation, and imaginative play. All programs incorporate SC Science Standards and are customized to suit individual study programs. Fee programs for school groups are offered regularly. The Children’s Garden may be visited for a self-guided experience at any time during open hours.  Brochure

Safety should always be in the forefront when conducting any activity.  Please be aware that while pets are welcome they are to remain leashed at all times.  The Sandhill REC is also a nature preserve, home to many species of native animals and aquatic life.  The plentiful turtles and occasional alligator are fun to look at, but keep a safe distance.  Fishing, hunting campfires, camping and outdoor cooking are prohibited except in cases where special permission has been obtained.  Public restrooms are not provided.

Please report any violation of these policies or any questionable behavior observed to Stan Perry at 803-699-3187.  If you encounter an emergency please call 911 and tell them you are at the Clemson Sandhill REC located at 900 Clemson Road in northeast Columbia.  If advisable you may choose to send a member of your party to one of the site's main roads to further direct emergency responders to the exact area.

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