Tuesday, April 18, 2017

South Carolina Botanical Garden with Patrick McMillan

Our trip to the South Carolina Botanical Garden on April 11 was a wonderful kick-off for spring.
It was an honor to have Patrick McMillan, the garden’s director, lead the tour and give us the background of the garden’s development as a “living outdoor museum and a functioning ecosystem” with South Carolina native plants and native habitats in a garden setting.  Being able to experience all of South Carolina’s native habitats, from coast to mountains, in a single setting is exciting.  And it was evident the care and thought given to the planning and execution of Patrick’s and the Garden’s vision.  I look forward to SAPS making trips to watch the garden develop - and change with the seasons.
You can learn more about the garden and offer your support at http://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg/visit/index.html

As usual, Karen’s photos say it best: