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Ecosystems of the Natural Heritage Garden

Our hope for this Garden is that each visitor will experience all of South Carolina’s native plant communities and ecosystems. Starting with a Maritime Forest, the winding trail leads through Sand Dunes, past a Native American Shell Ring and into a Longleaf Pine Forest. The prairie will lead the visitor into the Carolina Bay, our only geographically out of place exhibit, and then continue into the Piedmont Oak/Hickory Forest. Finally, the Garden ends in the cool ravines of the Rich Cove Forest.