Recently we visited the Carolina Children’s Garden inside the Clemson Research and Education Center, right across the Sandhills shopping center. The garden is open daily from dawn to dusk and admission is free. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leash at all times.
The view from inside the park is spectacular. I’ve seen people walk around the lake, sunbathing on the lawn or just enjoying a picnic with family and their four legged friends.
Very young kids can enjoy a slide, a large sandbox and many places to play hide and seek.
I liked the fact that the garden is themed after famous children stories and songs. You can visit Old McDonald’s Farm…
Learn basic gardening skills, like using a wheel barrel to carry things around.
Hey, these are Peter Rabbit’s clothes! And that’s how you build a scarecrow for your garden
Kids can see and even sift through a tiny compost bin. And yes, there are few live little crawlers in it!
Every month there is something going on, check the website for upcoming programs and events. Next to the garden is the Conservation Station where you can learn how to protect the forest, wildlife, and the quality of water, soil and air.
Mark your calendar! Every year, on the last weekend in April is the Sparkleberry Fair at the Clemson Research and Education Center.
Relax with Winnie, Tiger, Peter Rabbit, The Three Little Bears at the beautiful Caolina Children’s Garden!
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