Botanical Garden reopens, seeks volunteer help
Most of the S.C. Botanical Garden has reopened and seeks volunteer help to clean up the garden after the weekend flooding caused heavy damage. “The only area remaining closed indefinitely is the Natural Heritage Garden, which is the heart and soul of the garden,” said Patrick McMillan, director of the Botanical Garden. The Natural Heritage Garden shelters more than 1,000 varieties of native plants in their natural habitat and is considered to be one of the centerpieces of the garden. It likely will remain closed through the spring. Volunteers are being sought to help clean up the garden from 9 a-m to noon weekdays until Friday, July 26. Volunteers must be prepared to work in high heat and humidity and beware that mosquitoes are a problem in the areas that need work.