Dogs are Welcome in the Garden

Clemson, South Carolina, and South Carolina Botanical Garden dog policies must be followed.

The vast majority of Botanical Gardens in the U.S. do not allow dogs. The South Carolina Botanical Garden welcomes your pets as visitors. However, we ask that, for the safety of all and the health of the Garden, you follow these regulations while visiting with your pet.

  • All dogs must be on a leash at all times.

  • Dogs are not allowed on the Natural Heritage Garden Trail.

  • Keep your dog out of flower beds and on trails and mown grass.

  • Please pick up any waste created by your pet during your visit.

Clemson, South Carolina, City Ordinance: Section 4-28 - Dogs at Large

(a) It shall be unlawful for an owner of any dog to permit such dog to be at large, off the premises or property of the owner, without keeping such dog under restraint by a leash and in the control of a competent person.

(b) It shall be the duty of the police department, or other designated agents, to take up and impound all dogs found running at large upon the streets. 

(Code 1979, §§ 6-3033, 6-3025) State Law reference— Authority of city to prohibit, S.C. Code 1976, § 47-3-70; domestic animals at large, S.C. Code 1976, §§ 47-3-50(a), 47-7-110.