entranceThe Carolina Children’s Garden is a two-acre green oasis and teaching garden located in northeast Columbia on the Clemson University/Sandhill extension campus. The garden has twelve theme gardens where children explore, play, and learn in a natural environment of birds and butterflies along with storybook characters like Winnie the Pooh and Peter Rabbit.

The mission of the garden is to inspire, educate, and motivate the community to use gardening as a tool to bring families in touch with nature and each other.

Arbor Day Celebration at the Carolina Children’s Gardentree

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Join us in celebrating trees with storytelling and crafts including acorn planting, leaf headbands, leaf rubbings, and pine cone trees.

  • Talk to your favorite tree!
  • Read tree rings!
  • Walk between our Treasured Trees
  • Nature Walk and Tree ID
  • Help us plant an umbrella tree

Free seedlings to the first 100 children

The Carolina Children’s Garden is located at Clemson/Sandhill
900 Clemson Road, Columbia 29229

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Carolina Children’s Garden is a wonderful place to enjoy a time with your family! Come on out and relax and encourage your child to enjoy imaginative play in one of the themed gardens. The garden is open daily from 7:30 am until dusk; there are no admission fees and there is so much to do!

Fun in the Garden:

  • How about a Scavenger Hunt? Bring one of the below lists and act like a super-sleuth ready to make some amazing discoveries.
  • Take a Bird Walk. You can find a list here to print out and bring with you. Maybe there’s an avid birdwatcher in your bunch.
  • Pack a Picnic! There are plenty of picnic tables for playing a game or eating lunch so pack a basket and plan to spend some time here. Our new three tier drinking fountain accommodates pets and people.

Fun at home:

Check out our “Growing Gardeners Fun at Home” links for projects to bring the joy of gardening home with you!


You can always contact Carolina Children’s Garden for information on great additional programming to cultivate an interest in gardening, such as Ms. Slither Goes to School.

Email Us!

For more information, to register for a program, or to schedule a special program for your group, contact carolinachildrensgarden@gmail.com.

We’d love to hear from you!



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