Greenville, South Carolina
Anthropology, Arboretum, Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Children's, History, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Planetarium, Science, Specialized, Zoo
The arboretum is a Roper Mountain location that is lovely year-round, but it is especially glorious when the azaleas and Carolina jessamine are blooming in the spring. First established in 1987, the arboretum displays landscape specimens and identifies them with markers that show both the botanical name and common name for each plant.
Summerton, South Carolina
Arboretum, Archaeology, History, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park
Santee NWR, established in 1941, is located in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Of the total 13,000 acres that make up the refuge, only 4,400 acres are owned with the remaining acreage being managed under a lease agreement with the South Carolina Public Service Authority (aka Santee-Cooper). The refuge also manages 10 conservation easements on private lands, totalling 458 acres in Bamberg, Barnwell, Clarendon and Orangeburg counties.