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In every season there is much of interest to see in the South Carolina Botanical Garden! Book a tour with one of our knowledgeable docents today!

School Program Tours

Adult Tours


Garden Overview Tour

This tour lasts approximately an hour and focuses on the history of the Garden and seasonal highlights in the landscape. If your group has a particular interest we will do our best to accommodate it.

Cost: $4 per person (minimum for an hour-long tour is $40)

Group size: 10 - 15 people is an ideal size, if your group is larger we will assign additional docents.

Meeting location: Cadet Life Plaza - see map

Terrain: Since the South Carolina Botanical Garden is in the Piedmont of the state, the terrain is hilly in parts and the trail surfaces include bricks and crushed gravel. 

Accessibility: We make every effort to tailor our tour to the abilities of our guests. Please, let us know the requirements of your group so we can make sure they have the best experience.

Please book your tour at least a week in advance - begin the process by emailing Allison Jones  allisoo@clemson.edu or Sue Watts watts9@clemson.edu


Natural Heritage Garden Tour

This tour lasts approximately an hour and a half and enables visitors to explore our unique Natural Heritage Garden with the aid of a knowledgeable docent. This tour enables the visitor to step back in time to when explorers stepped onto the coastal sands of the state, buffalo and wolves inhabited the Piedmont prairies, Native Americans managed the landscape with fire, and African-Americans made beautiful baskets from local grasses. Enjoy this fascinating insight into the social, cultural and ecological history of South Carolina. 

Cost: $6 per person (minimum for an hour-long tour is $60)

Group size: 10 - 15 people is an ideal size, if your group is larger we will assign additional docents.

Meeting location: Geology Museum Parking Area see map


Terrain: Since the South Carolina Botanical Garden is in the Piedmont of the state the terrain is hilly in parts and the trail surfaces include boardwalk, crushed gravel, and brick. 

Accessibility: This tour requires average physical ability to walk the whole trail. 

Please book your tour at least a week in advance - begin the process by emailing Allison Jones allisoo@clemson.edu  Sue Watts watts9@clemson.edu