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Glencairn Garden – Rock Hill, South Carolina

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Begun 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 the community. 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 Gardens

Carol Gant, 2007 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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.

Tiered Fountain, Glencairn Garden

Steve Moore of Rock Hill, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

As you can see in the lovely picture at the top of this page, the garden explodes with blooms in early spring, with some 3,500 azalea bushes to enjoy. You will also find dogwoods, wisteria, and camellias to name just a few.

Glencairn Garden Rock Hill

Peter Krenn of Rock Hill, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Paths, bridges, walkways, ponds, and water features offer a little something for every visitors. Fountains like the one shown below offer a peaceful respite from the outside world.

Glencairn Fountain

Peter Krenn of Rock Hill, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Glencairn Garden Info

Address: 725 Crest Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730
GPS Coordinates: 34.932375,-81.021368

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3 Comments about Glencairn Garden

PJBNo Gravatar says:
April 25th, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Moved to SC last year and Glencairn is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Love it!Wonderful, peaceful place to read a book.

BLCNo Gravatar says:
May 31st, 2011 at 7:23 am

Glencairn Garden is beautiful and the City of Rock Hill continues to expand the gardens to include “porch swings,” water features, and a tribute to our armed services. It’s a must see!

M ShenayNo Gravatar says:
October 27th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Wow that’s beautiful — didn’t know it existed!

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