Kalmia Gardens  

1624 W. Carolina Ave. Hartsville, SC 29550

Located on a former 19th century plantation, Kalmia Gardens is a 35-acre private botanical garden and historic house open to the public. The Thomas E. Hart House was built in 1820 with timber cut from the property. Kalmia Gardens boasts a wide array of rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, wisteria, tea-olives, dogwood and the Gardens’ namesake - Kalmia latifolia, the Mountain Laurel.

From the Hart House and formal gardens there is a 60-ft drop in elevation to the Black Creek floodplain where trails and boardwalks guide you through laurel thickets, pine-oak-holly uplands and a beech bluff. The unusual terrain is responsible for creating Kalmia’s unique and diverse plant and animal life.

The Gardens are open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk.



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