Get Growin’: Embrace the Shade in Your Garden

Article provided by: Wingard’s Nursery Unless you’ve lived in the Midlands in July and August there’s no way to describe “hot” other than blistering, all day, bake in the sun heat! As South Carolinians, we’re always on the lookout for a lush, shady hideaway in our gardens. Here at Wingard’s Market, we want to help…

Is Your Dog Bored or Restless?

Treat them with a trip to a local dog park! They’ll love exercising, splashing, and socializing with other pups. There are many parks in the Midlands where you can bring your pooch on a leash; the parks we list here are off-leash. Before you go, check the park’s website for additional rules and regulations. The…

What’s Happenin’ at the Market!

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture works hard to promote the business of feeding us. The agency aids farmers in many aspects of food production and marketing, and the State Farmers Market on US Highway 321 in West Columbia is a big marketing tool for South Carolina’s small farmer. Depending on what’s in season, you’ll…

Visit Lowcountry Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is one of the last large-scale Romantic Gardens left in the U.S. The aim of a Romantic Garden is to transport visitors from the drab routine of daily existence into one of beautiful chaos. The variety of plants and flora, unexpected twists and turns, and unbridled planting…

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…

The Columbia Gem & Mineral Society

Do you like to look at interesting rocks, sparkling gemstones or hunt for arrowheads? Love rare stones? Want to learn about beading and lapidary art? The Columbia Gem and Mineral Society is a non-profit educational organization that offers workshops on cutting rocks, cabochons and more. Exciting field trips are planned throughout the year for rock…

How Things Are Made IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Isn’t it fun to see how things are made? To gain an understanding of what makes something tick… South Carolina Cotton Museum  Exhibits of farm and manufacturing equipment that span two centuries allow visitors to experience the cotton culture and way of life from the field to the factory. On display in the museum are…

Summerville’s Farmers Market

200 South Main Street, Summerville, SC, 29483 | 843.851.5211 (Tim Orvin)  Do you love Farmers Markets? We sure do! Here’s a new one to add to your list – Summerville Farmers Market! Summerville Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM through December 30, 2017. Shop for fresh local produce, meats, seafood, baked goods and…

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…