Make a Donation

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 SCBG business manager Angel Perkins by phone at 864-656-3405 or by email at

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 Clemson University Foundation, PO Box 1889, Clemson, SC 29633-1889.

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.

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