Sunday, April 26, 2015

Edisto Memorial Gardens

Edisto Memorial Gardens are located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. It is a 150 acre garden on the banks of the Edisto River that commemorates the date, February 12, 1865, when six hundred Confederate soldiers temporarily stopped the advancement of the Union Army. A bronze marker marks the site.

The most notable feature of the garden is the roses. There are 50 beds of roses that represent 120 varieties. The American Rose Society uses this property as a test garden for its roses.

In addition to the roses, visitors will see azaleas, wisteria, a butterfly garden, sensory garden, terrace garden, and a wetlands area that can be viewed from a boardwalk.

The gardens are open from dawn to dusk. Admission is free.