This South Carolina Locale Is The Only Public Garden In The U.S. That’s Home To All Seven Species Of Swans

South Carolina is home to a number of gorgeous must-see gardens. There’s a topiary garden, a swamp garden, several botanical gardens, and many more. But there’s only one garden where you’ll find all seven species of swans. In fact, it’s the only garden in the entire country where this is true.

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Unfortunately, due to the ongoing crisis caused by the pandemic, the City of Sumter has elected to cancel the 2021 Iris Festival at Swan Lake Iris Gardens. We look forward to its return in 2022!

The gardens are open year-round from 7:30 a.m. until dusk. Admission is free. Learn more about Swan Lake Iris Gardens right here.

Editor’s note: There seems to be a dispute over how many species of swan still remain in the world. The City of Sumter website reports it at eight. However, various Internet sources report six and seven.

Address: 822 W Liberty St, Sumter, SC 29150, USA