A Walk in the Garden…

Pearl Fryer Topiary Garden Go to a place that’s whimsical, educational and inspiring! Located in Bishopville, the Pearl Fryer Topiary Garden contains over 300 individual plants, complemented by Pearl’s “junk art” sculptures that are placed throughout. With no previous topiary experience, Pearl Fryar started work on his garden in the early 1980s. In 1985, Pearl…

Sweet Summerville

Summerville, SC Summerville is a favorite day trip destination for folks looking for history, beautiful homes and azalea gardens galore, antique-shopping and exceptional dining! Take I-26 east to Exit 199A (1.5 hours from Columbia). Explore the Public Sculpture Collection: Beautiful sculptures of animals (frogs, foxes, dogs, herons, hippos, and otters), children, adults, and fantasy sculptures…

Yeah, That Greenville

Greenville, SC Downtown Greenville: Greenville’s largest and most popular retail, dining and entertainment destination. Catch a show at the Peace Center, which presents the best in Broadway shows, music and theatre events. Next to the theatre is Falls Park on the Reedy where visitors can explore trails and gardens, beautiful waterfalls and public art throughout…

Small Town, Big Charm!

Lancaster, SC Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio: Housed in a row of former pool halls and cafes, in what was once known to locals as the “Backstreet”, are indoor galleries, a private outdoor sculpture garden with a fish pond and waterfalls, and an art studio. For more than fifty years, Bob Doster has created everything from whimsical…

Lowcountry Appeal

Mt. Pleasant, SC Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion: Located at Memorial Waterfront Park, this open-air pavilion showcases the Lowcountry basket tradition and its basket makers, selling beautifully handcrafted items that tell a story of Charleston’s African origins and centuries-old tradition. Sweetgrass baskets are one of the most coveted souvenirs in and around Charleston. Kiosks and panels…

The Gamecock City!

Sumter, SC Why was Thomas Sumter called the Gamecock? Sumter acquired the nickname, “Carolina Gamecock,” during the American Revolution for his fierce fighting tactics. After the Battle of Blackstock’s Farm, British General Banastre Tarleton commented that Sumter “fought like a gamecock“, and Cornwallis described the Gamecock as his “greatest plague.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sumter) Swan Lake Iris Gardens: Located in the heart of Sumter, Swan…

Head to the Beach

Folly Beach Each summer, we take a day off, pack the cooler, throw our beach gear in the truck, and head to Folly Beach – a little gem of a town, sparkling at the edge of America.  If you usually go to Isle of Palms or Edisto, try Folly for something new. It’s a laid…

A Drive to The South Carolina Mountains

The South Carolina Mountains This summer, cool off and climb a little closer to heaven.  Take in the fabulous mountain scenery of Upstate South Carolina while you breathe deep the refreshing mountain air. Do some trout fishing. Take a hike. Visit darling Travelers Rest on US 276 for lunch along the way.  130 miles away…