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Pickens Native Plant Garden Open House

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Pickens County Native Plant Garden Hosts Scavenger Hunt

On Saturday, May 7, 2022, volunteers at the Joe and Maggie Rampey Interpretive Gardens, located at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History in Pickens, SC, will host an open house and children’s scavenger hunt from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The garden open house and scavenger hunt are part of the Pickens Azalea Festival.

Children will be challenged to complete a scavenger hunt to locate specific plants native to the Upstate. The selected plants are expected to be in bloom in early May. Garden volunteers will also be available to answer questions and lead tours. In addition to the scavenger hunt, the Pickens County 4-H and Clemson Cooperative Extension will sponsor a hands-on children’s activity.

Unique Garden Showcases Native Plants

Judy Seeley Pickens Museum Native Plant Garden volunteer. 10-2022 Swamp Sunflower in background.

Volunteers are ready to greet visitors on Saturday, May 7.

This unique garden, open since 2009, showcases a great variety of plants that are native to the Upstate. Volunteers from the Upstate Chapter of the SC Native Plant Society, the Master Gardeners of the Foothills, and the Upstate Master Naturalists Association maintain the garden.

According to Carol Asalon, volunteer coordinator, “The purpose of the event is to increase awareness of the garden and to educate visitors of all ages about not only the beauty of native plants but also the crucial role they play in maintaining a diverse and healthy ecosystem.”

Location and more information.

The Pickens County Museum of Art and History is located at 307 Johnson St., Pickens, SC, 29671. For more information contact Carol Asalon at