Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
South Carolina Memorial Gardens
This garden was established in 1944 by the Garden Club of South Carolina. It was the first memorial garden in the U.S. created by a state garden club in honor and in memory of those who served in World War II. Sarah P. Boylston donated part of her own garden for it, and noted landscape architect Loutrel W. Briggs (1893-1977) donated his landscape design. It opened in 1946 and was dedicated at its completion in 1957.
This garden was described in a 1946 award citation from the National Council of State Garden Clubs as “expressed in terms of beauty, a place apart.” It has long hosted events on Memorial Day and other occasions. The Garden Club of South Carolina, founded in 1930, was incorporated in 1945. It and its member clubs and leaders promote education, beautification, and environmental awareness.
Erected 2010 by The Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc. (Marker Number 40-165.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Horticulture & Forestry.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor's Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boylston House & Boxwood Gardens (about 400 feet away); The Gonzales Fountain (about 500 feet away); Earl of Clarendon (about 500 feet away); Lord John Berkeley (about 600 feet away); Sir George Carteret (about 600 feet away); Duke of Albemarle (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Regarding South Carolina Memorial Gardens. Garden located near (as) the back yard to the Governor's Mansion
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,078 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.