4/26/2006

Must-see South Carolina Gardens: Edisto Gardens of Orangeburg, SC


Hard to believe that this beautiful place was once the site of a landfill! Since the 1920's the land has been gradually converted to the lovely Edisto Memorial Gardens of Orangeburg, SC.

Some unique features:

Testing ground for the All American Rose Selection process
Long boardwalk through a Tupelo/Cypress Wetland
Sensory garden complete with botanical markers in Braille

You can visit the city's webpage to find out more about the Edisto Memorial Gardens.

4 comments:

Jenn said...

Now that's good land stewardship.
Our local fill has a ballpark on it. Not bad, but not terribly pretty, either.

Orangeburg SC Helper said...

The gardens are beautiful- I have lived here in Orangeburg since 1975 and have enjoyed the gardens on many occassions-

The land fill story is true- I also built a BURGER KING restuarant over a landfill-

Would be nicer if they also cleaned up the houses near the gardens- those are the nearest to a ghetto as you can get without going to another State- maybe just within four blocks in all directions

Melvin said...

Great idea..... thanks for sharing...

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Anonymous said...

I lived in Orangeburg for a couple of years in the 1960s and was hugely impressed by the gardens and especially by how immaculately they were maintained. Some of the gigantic azaleas there were literally a big as
a full-sized automobile and in the spring when they were completely covered up the red, or orange or white blossoms, they were spectacularly beautiful. Truly a superb thing to put on top of a landfill!