Fran Hanson Discovery Center and Botanical Gardens

The Fran Hanson Discovery Center was built in 1998 as "The Wren House," the first Southern Living© Idea House. A collaborative work of architect Keith Summerour and garden designer Ryan Gainey, the house design won awards and attracted visitors from around the country. Today it stands as the Fran Hanson Discovery Center, welcoming garden and museum visitors and showcasing destinations throughout the Upstate.

Pick up a garden map, a cold drink or a garden souvenir at the Garden Gift Shop located inside the Discovery Center. The Fran Hanson Discovery Center (FHDC) has a Nature Discovery Room with microscopes, resource books on insects and plants, and exhibits on the origins of plants and foods—a great stop for school groups! The FHDC staff will help you get started on your adventure through our 295 acres of woodlands, streams, paths, niche gardens and the Bob Campbell Geology Museum.

102 Garden Trail
Clemson University Campus
Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-2458
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