According to Horticulturist Mike Lee, "The nine acre site features an intricate display of boxwoods, an extensive camellia collection, flowing fountains, and state champion trees."
Originally designed in the 1830s, the historic garden rooms remain as indicated on the Birdseye View map of Columbia in 1872. First established by the Caldwell family, owner Sarah Porter Smith Boylston nurtured the gardens for 69 years. She entertained Winston Churchill, Tallulah Bankhead, Lord Mountbatten, and Ethel Barrymore there.
1830s ginko, magnolias, incense cedar, camellias. Lady Bank's rose
800 Richland Street, Columbia, South Carolina, USA, SC 29201
Monday - Friday. 9:30am to 4:30pm.