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Botanical Garden

Whether it’s a spectacular bloom, a mass of color or an unusual plant structure, there’s always something growing on at Riverbanks Botanical Garden! Hailed by Horticulture magazine as one of 10 gardens that inspire and by HGTV as one of 20 great public gardens across America, Riverbanks Botanical Garden boasts 70 acres of unparalleled beauty.

Dramatic and themed gardens showcase more than 4,200 species of native and exotic plants, providing a living classroom for gardeners and non-gardeners alike—and an ideal location for weddings and special events.

Video : Come Explore the Riverbanks Botanical Garden

Upcoming Garden Events and Programs

September 2020

Thursday, September 24

Join us for an informal stroll through the Botanical Garden as we discuss the tips and tricks used by the pros to keep your garden looking good year-round.
COST: $15 per person, pre-registration required.

October 2020

Saturday, October 10

Join us to discover what immune boosting and health promoting plants might be growing just outside your door. We will make a soothing cough syrup and explore a variety of teas to help you prepare for cold and flu season.
COST: $20 per person, pre-registration required.

December 2020

Friday, December 11

Create a unique wreath out of greenery from Riverbanks’ campus. With more than a dozen types of fresh greenery and unusual seed pods for accents, each wreath is a true expression of your individuality!
COST: $20 per person, pre-registration required.

Saturday, December 12

Adult Garden Workshops: Holiday Wreath Workshop
@ 10:00–11:30am / 1:00–2:30pm
Create a unique wreath out of greenery from Riverbanks’ campus. With more than a dozen types of fresh greenery and unusual seed pods for accents, each wreath is a true expression of your individuality!
COST: $20 per person, pre-registration required.

Waterfall Junction

Visitors of all ages are invited to get outdoors and connect with nature at Waterfall Junction, Riverbanks’ brand-new 3-acre children’s garden, featuring a dino dig, giant tree houses, splash zone and more.

The Asian Garden

Thanks to the assistance of the Ikebana Chapter 182, the Asian Garden has grown into a lush and botanically diverse space.

Bog Garden

Just inside the Garden gate, visitors will enjoy an impressive welcome in the midst of a waterfall and lush bog-loving plants.

The Collection Garden

Riverbanks Botanical Garden is home to more than 100 different species and hybrids of Crinum lilies, more commonly known to some as milk and wine lilies.

Dry Garden

Botanical Garden adventures begin in the parking lot with drought-tolerant plants and river rocks.

Old Rose Garden

Experience one of the world’s largest public collections of Noisettes, known for their sweet perfume, long blooming season and historical ties to South Carolina.

Shade Garden

A leisurely walk over the Treetops Bridge leads to this tranquil garden showcasing traditional shade-loving plants as well as perennials, vines and woody plants.

Walled Garden

This 34,000-square-foot garden is Riverbanks’ premier botanical exhibit. This magnificent maze of seasonal and themed gardens inspires new ideas and awakens the imagination, often influencing the design of local backyards.