Glencairn Gardens is located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. It was started by David & Hazel Bigger in their backyard. It is now an 11 acre paradise located in the heart of Rock Hill. It is beautifully landscaped with walkways, lawns, fountains, as well as various plants and flowers. Mrs. Bigger deeded the garden to the city of Rock Hill after her husband’s passing in 1958.
The Garden was the original inspiration for Rock Hill’s annual Come See Me Festival. The festival has developed into a ten day event which is held each spring at Glencairn Gardens and various other sites throughout Rock Hill.
The Garden boasts a variety of blooms year round. They vary from Dogwoods and Wisteria to Azaleas and Camellias along with a variety of hardwood trees to be adorned by visitors strolling throughout the Gardens.
The peak blooming season is from late March to early April. With such a small window to observe and admire the various spectacular colors & the many different types of flowers in bloom — you wouldn’t want to miss visiting it. Don’t worry if you can’t make it during peak season, there is always something special to see year round. Some of which are the Crepe Myrtles and Day Lilies during the Summer, the changing of leave’s colors in Autumn. And lest you forget, there’s the daffodils and camellias, and the smell of honeysuckle to entice your senses throughout the winter.
Within Glencairn Gardens is also a Veterans Garden. The American Legion Post 34 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2889 partnered with the City of Rock Hill to create this hard that honors men and women from the past, present, and future who serve in the armed forces of the United States of America.
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