Fran Hanson Discovery Center

150 Discovery Lane Clemson, SC

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Phone

864-656-3405

Hours

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 pm

Website

clemson.edu

Upcoming Events

GARDEN NATURALIST: BIRDING IN THE GARDEN

GARDEN NATURALIST: BIRDING IN THE GARDEN 7:30am 9/4

Join Clemson naturalist Patrick McMillan to observe a peak time for migration in the Garden. Discover the residents and migrants who make their homes in the...

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Susan Watts

Susan Watts left a positive review 4/23/2013

Patrick McMillan is a fantastic teacher - we spent over two hours seeing birds I would never have noticed by myself!!

Fran Hanson Discovery Center

Fran Hanson Discovery Center posted a photo 3/30/2012

Fran Hanson Discovery Center

Fran Hanson Discovery Center posted a photo 3/30/2012

Getting Here

    Detailed Directions

  • The SC Botanical Garden is located in Clemson, SC, on the east side of the Clemson University campus. The main entrance is located off Perimeter Road between Highway 76 and Cherry Road.

    From Greenville, SC: Take I-85 South and then exit 19-B toward Clemson onto Highway 76. Continue on Hwy. 76 about 9 miles. You will pass the Armory on your right and shortly thereafter come to a stoplight. At this light, take a left turn onto Perimeter Road (Pearman Blvd.). Continue about 1/2 mile to the Garden's main entrance on the left.

    From Easley, SC: Take Highway 123 toward Clemson. Exit Hwy. 93 in Clemson and go left. Travel 1 mile then cross over Hwy. 76 and take a hard left to get onto Hwy. 76 headed towards Anderson. Go 1/4 mile and take a right at first light, Perimeter Road (Pearman Blvd.). Continue about 1/2 mile to the Garden's main entrance on the left.

    From Seneca/Walhalla, SC: Take Highway 123 toward Clemson. Exit onto Highway 93 toward Clemson University campus. Follow 93 to the next light and turn right onto Perimeter Road. After you cross Cherry Road (the golf course is on your right) the entrance to the Garden is about 3/4 mile ahead on your right.

    From Charlotte, NC: Take I-85 South and then exit 19-B toward Clemson onto Highway 76. Continue on Hwy. 76 about 9 miles. You will pass the Armory on your right and shortly thereafter come to a stoplight. At this light, take a left turn onto Perimeter Road (Pearman Blvd.). Continue about 1/2 mile to the Garden's main entrance on the left.

    From Atlanta, GA: Take I-85 North toward Greenville, SC, then exit 19-B at Clemson. Continue on Hwy. 76 about 9 miles. You will pass the Armory on your right and shortly thereafter come to a stoplight. At this light, take a left turn onto Perimeter Road (Pearman Blvd.). Continue about 1/2 mile to the Garden's main entrance on the left.

    From Columbia, SC: Take I-26 west toward Greenville/Spartanburg to I-385 west toward Greenville. Get on I-85 South toward Atlanta, then exit 19-B toward Clemson. Continue on Hwy. 76 about 9 miles. You will pass the Armory on your right and shortly thereafter come to a stoplight. At this light, take a left turn onto Perimeter Road (Pearman Blvd.). Continue about 1/2 miles to the Garden's main entrance on the left.

    Directions to the Hayden Conference Center and Hanson Nature Learning Center
    From the corner of Hwy. 76 & Perimeter Road, take a left off Perimeter Road at the first road on the left (at the stone gates). Follow the road, veering to the right, and park in the first parking lot. The entrance to the Nature Center is located behind and below the Conference Center.

    Reach the Caboose parking lot by turning left immediately after the Garden's main entrance and following signs to the Horticulture Gardens.

    The Fran Hanson Discovery Center is located at the end of the Garden's main entrance road. Follow Garden Trail to the right and past the meadow. The Discovery Center is the brick two story building on the hill on the right. Parking is located at the end of the main entrance road, visitor drop-off is at the front of the building. Handicapped access is located behind the Carriage House adjacent to the Discovery Center. Follow the signs through the large parking lot.