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The gate is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. March through October, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. November through February. The Perimeter Road gate is open only 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Clemson University holidays.
Need to Know
You can take both scheduled and self-guided tours at the botanical garden.
The visitor center and geology museum are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, excluding university holidays. Free admission and plenty of parking.
Excellent for running — flat, paved paths with low traffic.
From Perimeter Road, head through the gate up to a junction with Lancecap Loop and veer left. The entire trail is paved, making gradual slopes up and down. For the most part, the path is well-shaded, surrounded by tall trees.
After making your way through woods and passing some small cottages, you'll arrive at Discovery Lane and the geology museum. From here, you can find small entrances to specific gardens and landscapes, plus access to the visitor center.
This is a quiet, tranquil place to run in spite of the highways surrounding the garden's perimeter and the bustle of Clemson campus.
Shared By: Sarah Laico