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Visiting the Garden

The South Carolina Botanical Garden is a place where nature and culture meet.  Explore display gardens, hike nature trails, visit the Geology Museum, peruse the Art Gallery or just relax and enjoy the 295 acres of natural beauty.

Hours and Fees

The Garden is open every day, dawn to dusk, free of charge.

The Fran Hanson Discovery Center (the Visitors Center) and the Fuller Art Galleries are open every day, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free.

The Bob Campbell Geology Museum is open every day, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free.

The Discovery Center and the Museum are closed on the Clemson Tigers' home football Saturdays (schedule) and Clemson University holidays (schedule). Also, note that hours may vary during the last two weeks of December.

Garden Etiquette

When visiting the Garden, please:

  • Park only in designated parking lots
  • Remain on trails, and do not trample plants
  • Do not pick, cut or remove any plants
  • Keep dogs on leashes, and clean up after them
  • Put all garbage in trash or recycling bins
  • Keep food and drinks in picnic areas
  • Cars must exit limited access roads by 3:30pm