Visiting the Garden

ALERT: The South Carolina Botanical Garden has been closed to visitors until further notice in response to the Coronavirus.

Based on the recommendations of the CDC, Clemson University has decided to halt all in-person classes and close campus areas. At the time of this post, there are no confirmed cases of the virus at Clemson University. This action is being taken to help deter the spread of the Coronavirus. Effective immediately, the South Carolina Botanical Garden will be closed to visitors. All of our programming and classes have also been cancelled for the foreseeable future. The Spring 2020 Plant Sales have been canceled, as well. We will update our social media when we are permitted to reopen. For additional information, kindly visit Clemson University’s website at


Garden Etiquette

Enjoy your visit and please observe the following rules:

  • stay on paths and turf areas
  • park in provided parking lots and pull-offs only. Parking on turf or in planted spaces is strictly prohibited
  • do not pick, collect, or damage any plants or landscape materials
  • keep food and drink in designated picnic areas
  • dogs on leashes are welcome on all trails with the exception of the Natural Heritage Trail - please keep dogs on the trail and clean up after them put all garbage in trash or recycling bins, as appropriate
  • please observe Garden speed limit
  • no skateboards or rollerblades allowed
  • bicycles allowed on paved surfaces only

Whether you choose a guided tour or a self-guided visit, you can spend an entire day or an hour exploring gardens, discovering plants or experiencing the natural world. Programs are available for adults and for school/children's groups. Garden staff can help customize your tour to include visits to the Bob Campbell Geology Museum, Fran Hanson Visitor's Center & Art Gallery and specific areas of the Botanical Garden.  

     SCBG Educational Programs

      SCBG Adult Tours

     Geology Museum Tours

     Experimental Forest Education

     Experimental Forest Recreation

The Garden is always seeking new volunteer tour guides. Share your love of nature with others and help support the Garden! For more information, visit our volunteer page.

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