The South Carolina Botanical Garden has received unprecedented damage from flooding, well over $200,000.00 in infrastructure damage. This includes a devastating blow to its most significant collection and exhibit. The Natural Heritage Garden shelters more than 1000 varieties of native plants in their natural habitats. This is the heart and soul of our Garden. The Garden is and will remain a free destination for the roughly 400,000 visitors we receive annually. But we need your help to recover. Insurance is not going to cover any of the damage we sustained and we need support from the community to rebuild.
YES! We ARE open, please come visit us. Here are some familiar links from our non-emergency website:
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The illustration above reflects total contributions designated to the flood recovery fund as of October 1, 2013.
How you can help the garden
Please, respect the signage on the NHG trail because of compromised bridges and public safety concerns
SEND A FINANCIAL GIFT:
All financial contributions given at this link go toward the reconstruction efforts: GIVE ONLINE NOW
or Checks can be mailed to:
The South Carolina Botanical Garden
150 Discovery Ln
Clemson, SC 29634
Please make checks payable to South Carolina Botanical Garden and in the memo line please put "Flood Fund".
Public Information & Communications Director
+ Natural Heritage Garden trail is closed until spring 2014 due to extensive damage
+ The Hunt Cabin is closed indefinitely because of foundation concerns
+ All other public areas are open
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 many specialty gardens. The Garden is also home to over 300 varieties of camellias, as well as an extensive collection of hollies, hydrangeas, magnolias and native plants.