Articles and publications about Carolina Children’s Garden
Carolina Children’s Garden Treasured Trees Recognized
Located in the heart of Clemson University’s Sandhill Research and Education Center, the Carolina Children’s Garden is home to a beautiful group of live oak trees. The trees form a natural arbor over the two acre garden’s entryway and are home to many birds, insects and reptiles. The trees are thought to have been part of an old homestead located on the property prior to Clemson’s acquisition in the 1920s. The trees’ natural form and grace place them among our Treasured Trees.
New Picnic Tables
Kevin Smith’s construction class at Heyward Career and Technical High School came through once again! Students in the ROW (Richland One Works) program built six new picnic tables for the children’s garden. Over the past few years Heyward students have cut our Pooh characters, made our wooden wheelbarrows, cut and assembled our wren house kits. Thanks to teachers and students for the wonderful work and partnership!
Wheelbarrows for the Garden
A special thanks to Kevin Smith’s students in Construction Enterprises at Heyward Career and Technology Center for donating their time and expertise to create new wheelbarrows for the Children’s Garden!
“Working Together in the Garden: Stopping to Smell the Flowers” (The Columbia Star, November 26, 2010)
We have a rain barrel!
On Friday, March 12, the Carolina Children’s Garden acquired its own rain barrel! Special thanks to Hugh Caldwell and Mary Jane Henderson of the Richland Conservation District for donating the rain barrel and to the Gutterman for installing it at MacDonald’s Historic Crops Farm.
Want to conserve water, reduce stormwater runoff, prevent pollution, save money, and have a beautiful, lush lawn? Invest in a rain barrel! Rain barrels allow you to use rainwater to irrigate lawns and gardens. For more information about rain barrels and other ways you can help protect our nation’s waterways, consult the Carolina Clear website.
Conserving water decreases the amount of run-off. Watch an introductory video below on the Carolina Clear ‘Make Your Own’ Rain Barrel Workshops.