In 2008, the Pickens County Museum and Culture Commission undertook the addition of an indigenous heritage landscape around the new addition of the Pickens County Museum. With the initial design by Rick Huffman and Richard Powers, the Joe and Maggie Rampy Native Plant Garden was opened in 2009.
Since then, a team of volunteers has lovingly maintained this unique garden as one of the premier exhibits native plants in the Upstate. It’s also another example of how our Upstate organizations work together for the betterment of our ecosystems. For more than 13 years now, volunteers from the Upstate Chapter of the SC Native Plant Society, the Master Gardeners of the Foothills, and the Upstate Master Naturalists Association have collaborated to maintain this showcase.
If you haven’t visited the garden yet, you need to, and if you have, it’s time for another visit as the display is constantly changing.