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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.

USC Students Spruce Up the Carolina Children’s Garden (Columbia Star, February 3, 2012)

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!

Green Grocer for Birds (Columbia Star, February 4, 2011)

“Working Together in the Garden: Stopping to Smell the Flowers” (The Columbia Star, November 26, 2010)

“Conservation and Childhood” (And Sow Forth, June 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.

ODo you have a rain barrel?

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.

Education Initiative at the CCG (The Columbia Star, November 20, 2009)

Wreath making in the CCG (The Columbia Star, December 25, 2009)

“The Children’s Garden at Clemson Sandhill REC” (Associated Content, Aug. 29, 2008)



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