Greenville in bloom: Visit these public gardens this spring

Stop and smell the roses, tulips, and more across Greenville, SC


The colors are unbe-leaf-able. | Photo by the City of Greenville

7,500. That’s how many flowers the City of Greenville planted ahead of Earth Day (Saturday, April 22).

If you’re looking to stop and smell the roses, visit one of our city’s public gardens and take in the blooms.

Falls Park | 601 S. Main St. | This 32-acre park is the largest public garden in Greenville with multiple public gardens on both sides of the Reedy River.

Pedrick’s Garden at Falls Park | 13 University St. | Themed around sunflowers and featuring a pedestrian bridge and fountains, you can find this garden near Vardry Creek behind the West End Market.


There’s plenty of shade at Linky Stone Park. | Photo by The City of Greenville

The Children’s Garden at Linky Stone Park | 24 Reedy View Dr. | Located between downtown Greenville and the West End, this interactive multi-themed garden designed to enrich children’s intelligence, creativity and well-being.

Rock Quarry Garden | 200 McDaniel St. | This pre-Civil War granite quarry features rock ledges, a waterfall, and spring flowering plants (read: dogwood trees and azaleas).

Kilgore-Lewis House Gardens | 560 N. Academy St. | View this home and its landscaped grounds (featuring a wildflower garden, a sensory garden with Braille descriptions, and a collection of plants) Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Shaw Rose Garden | 300 E. Camperdown Way | From May to September, catch the peak blooms for this collection of hybrid roses, cared for by the Greenville Rose Society.

Sue Simpson Garden | 200 E. Camperdown Way | Sponsored by the Carolina Foothill Garden Club, the garden features annual flowers.

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