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Kalmia Gardens

1624 W Carolina Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550-4906
+1 843-383-8145
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Beautiful and Relaxing

Beautiful grounds! With 1.5 to 3+ acres to walk or ride your bike. Go with comfortable shoes and... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Jocelyne C
Hartsville, South Carolina
via mobile
Probably GORGEOUS in the summer months

We stopped by since our hotel was only 6 minutes away and the Sandhills Wildlife Refuge was a... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Beth M
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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“black creek” (11 reviews)
1624 W Carolina Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550-4906
+1 843-383-8145
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds! With 1.5 to 3+ acres to walk or ride your bike. Go with comfortable shoes and clothing as it gets pretty humid the deeper you go into the trails.

Thank Jocelyne C
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We stopped by since our hotel was only 6 minutes away and the Sandhills Wildlife Refuge was a disappointment. The Kalmia Gardens has so many paths and nooks with flowers (most dying since we visited October 2017). No wildlife to be seen except for a...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Love to walk and explore at Kalmia Gardens. The boardwalk goes over Black Creek and also follows it, allowing you to get an up-close view of a true cypress swamp and flowing creek habitat.

Thank timrob312
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Kalmia Gardens is not only a garden maintained by Coker College, but a boardwalk along Black Creek and into the nearby woods. Do bring bug spray!

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The walking trails are beautiful as well as the old plantation home, and flowers are everywhere! These grounds are a popular place for photos (prom and various other types). I must warn you, beware of wandering too far into the Heritage Preserve area if you...More

Thank H96W11L17
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We walked these gardens while in Hartsville to see the "RenoFest Bluegrass Festival". The nature walk is excellent, especially the wooden walkways. Unfortunately, it was too early in the season (March) for most anything to be in bloom. We imagined that the gardens would be...More

Thank Brad B
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

What a great afternoon escape into the forest any time of the year. The bridges and scenery were nice and well kept. Beautiful front gates. Onsite artisan well.

Thank Jen H
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The garden was a great afternoon trip. Grounds were very well taken care of and the walking paths were great as well. I will be visiting it again and trying the long trail next time

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love the beautiful flowers in the spring at Kalmia gardens. Beautiful place to take pictures. Highly recommend!

Thank KimkellyMedley
Reviewed 1 January 2017

There are miles of trails and boardwalks as well as beautiful azaleas and camellias in this old, quite established and renowned park. Come when they are in bloom for a spectacular show! Or, just come to walk the boardwalks and experience Black Creek, which lives...More

Thank amyabuck
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