Yellow Jessamine Garden Club Visits Kalmia Gardens

The Yellow Jessamine Garden Club visited Kalmia Gardens of Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina, on May 5, 2018. Four members were in attendance.

Mildred Mishue’s son, Tony Johnson and family, lives in Hartsville and met the YJGC at Kalmia Gardens.
Tony was familiar with the gardens so he was the tour guide. He led the group down trails and paths throughout Kalmia Gardens. One of the paths led to the Hart House and the Black Creek Plantation. The bluffs, thickets and even the garden floor were thriving with plants, flowers and animals. It was the perfect day to have a tour! Special thanks to Tony and his family for the wonderful time!
Kalmia Gardens is a lush, botanical garden on 35 acres of land. The name “Kalmia” derived from the abundant Kalmia latifolia that fills the bluff in a white blanket in the month of May. From the radiant camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons and Mountain Laurel to the vast species of birds like the Cardinal, Painted and Indigo Bunting, and Pine Warbler, this alluring garden is a must see! Kalmia Garden is on the National Register of Historic Places and is formerly a 19th century plantation. It is open to the public 365 days a year. It is part of the S.C. Cotton Trail and portal to the Segars-McKinnon Heritage Preserve.
The Yellow Jessamine Garden Club is a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., South Atlantic Region, The Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc., and the Coastal District of South Carolina.

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