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SEND A FINANCIAL GIFT: All financial contributions given at this link go toward the reconstruction efforts: 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. Please consider a donation to the Garden.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden offers 295 acres of land for visitors to interact with nature, culture, plants, animals and our natural world. Supporting this natural resource improves the quality of life for the community by providing a natural space to exercise, relax and learn about nature through our many education programs.

Donations may be made to overall Garden operations, or to specific areas to fund education, plant collections, the Children's Garden, and more. We welcome any size gift.  Donors who give $45 or more become Friends of the Garden, and enjoy a variety of membership benefits.

If you'd like to discuss giving options, contact Darlene Evans at 864-656-3405, or email

To give online, visit Clemson's online giving page for the Garden and follow instructions to log-in. You can then designate your gift to the program or programs you'd most like to support.

To give by mail, please send a check (made to the CU Foundation), along with a letter indicating the fund you'd like to support (or general Garden operations fund), to Allison Jones, SC Botanical Garden, 150 Discovery Lane, Clemson, SC 29634-0174.

If you are employed by Clemson University, you can give pre-tax from your pay check.  Enroll for payroll deduction by completing the payroll deduction form ( To become a Friend of the Garden, 12-month employees can donate at least $2/check, and 9-month employees can donate $3/check.

Many gifts are eligible for a tax deduction. The Clemson University Foundation will send acknowledgment letters and tax forms following any donation to the Garden.

Give the Gift of Membership!

For birthdays, Mother's Day, or any occasion, give a gift that lasts the whole year. Support the Garden and delight your friends and family with gift memberships to the SC Botanical Garden.

Your gift recipients will enjoy early admission to the Plant Sales, earning discounts on education programs, receiving the Garden's Gate newsletter and invitations to members-only events, as well as knowing they are supporting 295 acres of beautiful plant areas, woodlands and trails.

Give a gift that truly means something. Purchase your Garden gift memberships today.