Glencairn Garden – Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Started as a backyard garden in 1928, Glencairn Garden is now an 11-acre oasis located in Rock Hill. The garden is surrounded by an old residential neighborhood and has sidewalks which connect it to downtown, Winthrop University, and other small parks and greenways throughout Rock Hill. Glencairn Garden was the original inspiration for the Come-See-Me Festival held each year in April. The festival celebrates the city of Rock Hill and is one of the largest volunteer-run festivals in the Southeast.
Glencairn is an English-style garden and many residents enjoy picnicking on its expansive lawns and strolling along its shady walkways. It is also a popular place for weddings, school field trips, and community events. College classes from Winthrop are often held here when the weather is nice.
As you can see in this lovely picture, the garden explodes with blooms from late March to mid-April, with some 3,500 azalea bushes to enjoy. You will also find dogwoods, wisteria, and camellias to name just a few.
SCIWAY extends a special thanks to Carol Gant for sharing this photo she took in April 2007.