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Top garden recommendations from locals

Museum
“Fun place to take the kids. Educational exhibits will capture their attention. They won't want to leave. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“Beautiful place. I wish we could choose 2 categories: historic and sightseeing. It will take about 35 minutes to get there, depending on traffic. ”
  • 126 locals recommend
Garden
“For a relaxing day take a tour through the botanical gardens. It's not that far up I-85. I would suggest stopping in the town of Belmont for lunch at Sammy's.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Park
“Amazing family fun- zoo for kids, gardens for adults, restaurant, AMAZING sculpture gardens- Treasure for the area”
  • 79 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Beautiful gardens, good food. Historic too! It will take about 40 minutes to get to it.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Up the Ashley River are three major plantations that have survived the centuries and are open to visitors: Middleton Place Plantation was granted to Jacob Waight in 1675. The land passed through daughters until Mary Williams married Henry Middleton and began laying out the garden in 1741. Burned during the Civil War, the home also suffered significant damage during the 1886 earthquake and wasn’t fully restored for visitors until the mid-20th century. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Garden
“Cape Fear Botanical Garden located at 536 North Eastern Boulevard. It is open to the public daily; an admission fee is charged. The Garden was established in 1989 to serve both Fayetteville Technical Community College horticulture students and North Carolina horticulturalists. It conserves and displays plant species and the plant communities of the Cape Fear River basin. The garden contains nature trails, a natural amphitheater, steep ravines with unusual plants, and a varied riparian terrain ranging from pine forest through hardwood hills to river banks. Details about the Garden's cultural and educational programs can be found at www.capefearbg.org. Wikipedia ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Garden
“Wrapped behind a serpentine brick wall and under a canopy of ancient oaks, deodar cedars and magnolias, is Hopelands Gardens. Bequeathed to the City of Aiken by Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin, this 14 acre estate was opened in 1969 as a public garden. Radiating throughout the gardens is a network of paths shaded under 100 year old live oaks. I is believed that Mrs. Iselin planted the deodar cedars and live oaks which still grace Hopelands Gardens today. The lazy curves of the paths and garden borders lead visitors throughout a wonderful variety of experiences sure to please visitors of all ages.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Brookgreen Gardens was established in 1931. It is a National Historic Site that contains the country's largest and most extensive sculpture collection of American Figurative Sculpture, much of it places in beautiful gardens.Also a site for Lowcountry History and our Lowcountry Zoo, featuring animal native to our area.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Garden
“There's a butterfly house, walking trails, a swamparium (aquarium for swamp animals); they filmed the scenes from The Notebook here!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Plaza
“One of Savannah’s most beautiful squares and it’s right out your front door of The Six Pence Flat. Doesn’t get any better for your Savannah Historic District experience!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Garden
“Great place for the soul. Enjoy some quiet and peacefulness. Nestled in a lovely neighborhood, it will surprise you. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Great historical botanical garden with a huge collection of outdoor statues and art. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Garden
“RMSC features an arboretum, butterfly garden, astronomical observatory, hall of natural science, hall of physical science, living history farm, nature trails, and planetarium. Note, this is a facility of Greenville County Schools, so most weekdays are for school instruction. However, they are open on every 2nd Saturday of each month (all activities) and on Friday evenings for Starry Nights (observatory and planetarium events).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Founded in 1965, by Mr. E. J. Grassmann, Lockerly Arboretum boasts 50 acres of shrubs, trees, rhododendrons, a conifer collection, and an extensive camellia collection. The centerpiece of Lockerly is Rose Hill, a National Register, Greek Revival style home built in 1852 by Daniel R. Tucker.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Garden
“located 15 miles away. Since the early 1980s, Pearl Fryar has created fantastic topiary at his garden in Bishopville, South Carolina. Living sculptures, Pearl�s topiary are astounding feats of artistry and horticulture. Many of the plants in Pearl�s garden were rescued from the compost pile at local nurseries. With Pearl�s patience and skilled hands, these �throw aways� have thrived and have been transformed into wonderful abstract shapes. Pearl Fryar and his garden are now internationally recognized and have been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, television shows, and even a documentary, A Man Named Pearl. Today, the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden draws visitors from around the globe. Visitors to the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden experience a place that is alternately beautiful, whimsical, educational, and inspiring. Pearl�s garden contains over 300 individual plants and few are spared from his skilled trimming. His extraordinary topiary is complemented by his �junk art� sculptures placed throughout the garden. Pearl�s garden is a living testament to one man�s firm belief in the results of positive thinking, hard work, and perseverance, and his dedication to spreading a message of �love, peace and goodwill.� � ”
  • 4 locals recommend