Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hunt Cabin Open House - May

The Hunt Cabin Open House in May was a partnership with the Agricultural Museum of South Carolina in which we explored Mountain Life in the Upstate. The next Hunt Cabin Open House is on August 29th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  We'll learn about the 19th Century "Grocery Store" check our calendar for more details. 
Les McCall, Agricultural Museum director
hewing logs

Ellen Harrison, Agricultural Museum
educator grinding corn

Ellen demonstrating how to make a ring toss toy

Chloe Watts-Calkin and Les McCall
sawing a log

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Junior Naturalists at the Garden

The Junior Naturalist Program at the South Carolina Botanical Garden has been meeting for three years now.  This week we welcomed Wildlife Rehab of Greenville as part of our program studying flying animals.  This is Molly the flying squirrel.

We also met Willow the Barred Owl and Widget the Screech Owl.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Monarchs have arrived!!

Check out these baby caterpillars on milkweed! At only about one half an inch long these Monarch caterpillars have already made a dent in the milkweed on which they crawl.

Visit the Butterfly Garden to see these intriguing creatures.  Check out the parsley for swallowtail caterpillars and the pipevine at the entrance to the Butterfly Garden for pipevine swallowtail caterpillars.

Monday, October 7, 2013


We have wonderful Salvias blooming in the Garden right now.  Here's a duplicate of my post on Natural Gardening.

Flowers of Salvia x 'Anthony Parker'
Pathway to HCC
Salvia elegans & Salvia x 'Anthony Parker'
Salvia elegans (Pineapple Sage)

It's time for wonderful fall-flowering sages, and all the rain over the summer has resulted in dramatic growth.  Pineapple sage (S. elegans) and a wonderful sage that was new to me (Salvia x 'Anthony Parker') - a hybrid between S. elegans and S. leucantha (Mexican Bush Sage) were in full flower yesterday along the path to the Hayden Conference Center.
Check out Salvia "Anthony Parker" -- it's a winner, and hopefully we'll have it in the Spring Plant sale!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A audio tour of the Garden

Join us for an audio tour of the Garden to enjoy the sights and sounds of late summer.

On this recently aired YourDay program, Lisa Wagner, John Bodiford, and Kathy Bridges take Dyana Daniels on a stroll along the recently completed President's Garden pathway, past the Duck Pond and around the Children's Garden.

Click through to the link to the archived show, which aired on Aug. 29.  There's lots to see and experience in the Garden's almost 300 acres;  most of the Garden looks wonderful, thanks to the incredibly wet summer.

And don't miss seeing the new plantings around the Geology Museum, either in person or via images (in this case on Facebook).  Education Program Coordinator Sue Watts took these photos last week during partial installation.

Here are some additional images from the Chihuahuan landscape that's taking shape.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Flood damage photos

As we have done preliminary cleanup and prepare for intensive fall work on restoration of the Natural Heritage Garden areas that were severely damaged by unprecedented mid-July flooding,  we're reposting a link to the Facebook gallery of flood damage photos.

You can access the photo album on the Garden's facebook page by clicking here.