Clemson in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The T.L. Senn Horticultural Gardens
Dedicated in Honor of Its Founder
— June 8, 1991 —
This 44 acres of the Botanical Garden was formerly the Horticultural Gardens of Clemson University, an innovative concept of Dr. T.L. Senn, Professor and Head Emeritus of Clemson's Department of Horticulture. Work began in 1959 on heavily eroded land containing an abandoned dump. Through the next decade, Dr. Senn's talents and tenacity as an administrator, educator and innovator went beyond formal plan collections to create a progressive public garden. The Horticultural Gardens integrated nature, recreation and therapeutic with preservation, conservation teaching and research. This concept emphasized garden areas and programs designed for the visually, mentally and physically impaired. In 1973, the site was protected in perpetuity by the Clemson University Board of Trustees in recognition of its value as a public resource. The Horticultural Gardens was consolidated with the Forestry Arboretum and adjoining University lands in 1987 to establish the present 250+ acre Botanical Garden. The original 44 acres of this garden is dedicated in honor of its founder, Dr. T.L. Senn.
Topics. This Education • Horticulture & Forestry • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1959.
Location. 34° 40.467′ N, 82° 49.383′ W. Marker is in Clemson, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker can be reached from Perimeter Road. Marker is located on the grounds of the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Discovery Lane, Clemson SC 29634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Charles and Betty Cruickshank Hosta Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Hosta Garden Donors (within shouting distance of this marker); Heritage Gardens (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heritage Gardens Entrance (about 300 feet away); Golden Tigers and Class of 1942 Cadet Life Garden (about 300 feet away); The Camellia Garden (about 600 feet away); Log House (about 700 feet away); Hunt Cabin (about 700 feet away); Dr. Luther W. Baxter (about 800 feet away); The Hayden Conference Center (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clemson.
Also see . . .
1. SC Botanical Garden. The South Carolina Botanical Garden is a diverse 295 acres of natural landscapes, display gardens, and miles of streams and nature trails. (Submitted on May 31, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. South Carolina Botanical Garden. The South Carolina Botanical Garden (295 acres) is located in Clemson, South Carolina on the campus of Clemson University. (Submitted on May 31, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Clemson University. Official website of Clemson University. (Submitted on May 31, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 977 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.