Take a “Field Trip” to The Greenery Garden Center this Summer

Have you recently stopped by The Greenery Garden Center? Even if you have visited several times – there’s something NEW that we wanted to share. So it’s time to plan another visit soon!

We have created an “interactive” map for kids (and kids at heart) to help bring your visit to the Garden Center to life. (And, don’t tell the kids – you might actually learn something!) 

Interactive Map

The map takes you through the highlights of the Garden Center from cooling off in The Shade Garden to exploring the Planter Place – you can make it a really fun morning or afternoon learning about plants and more! 

Come see our “local celebrity” – the Century Plant. Maybe you’ve already seen the posts on The Greenery Garden Center social media lately? There’s an American Agave (aka a Century Plant) at the Garden Center that has reached over 12 ft tall (as of May 2024). Really, the staff there can’t even measure it anymore – it’s that tall! You’ve GOT to come check it out. 

Here’s some fun facts about the Century Plant…

– American Agave plants (aka Century Plants) are known for their fatalistic life cycle – grow, bloom, die

– After blooming, the plants are expected to die shortly thereafter usually leaving behind clones or themselves via runners 

– The common name “Century Plant” originated because it was once thought to take 100 years for the plant to flower

– Generally, it takes 10-25 years to bloom

– When the American Agave blooms, it sends up a single flowering stalk from the center of the leaves reaching 15-30 feet tall or more!

– The blooming period generally lasts about 3-4 months while individual flowers on the stalk will last for about a month

We invite you to pose for a picture under the “Arbor” or peruse the “Coastal Corner” or visit the Shade House. You will definitely want to adventure through “The Jungle” in the Greenhouse. It’s one of the most magical spaces at The Greenery! Tucked inside of our expansive greenhouse you will find tropical plants and houseplants that are unique and easy to grow.  Our expert staff can offer you recommendations on how to help these unique plants thrive in your space.

See if you can find your “zen” in The Garden Center’s Butterfly Garden. The garden holds a variety of brightly colored flowers – Passionvine, Salvia and Cuphea. These are predominant and necessary plants in any South Carolina butterfly garden that butterflies and bees love to orient themselves around. It’s beauty may even inspire you to want to create your own!  

Garden Center

Get lost in a peaceful trip through the fountains and statuary – it almost feels like you are at a luxurious spa! Soak up some rays in the sunny plant section and pick out some plants for your own yard Our variety and selection will have you planning a “makeover” for your plant beds this season.

And of course…you can’t leave without exploring The Gift & Home Shop. Get inspired by our summer-themed tablescapes, lamps, wall décor, fashionable pillows, and furniture! All home items in our shop are specially selected to complement a coastal themed lifestyle or just a classic look for your home. We’ll help you get your home ready for a summer of hosting parties or guests or just relaxing!

Once you check off all of the “stations” on the map, you (and/or the kids) can collect your prize at The Potting Shed!

So pack up the kids or grandkids and take them on a tour of the Garden Center this summer! We can’t wait to see you soon!

Today we went to the Greenery and spent a ton of time enjoying their greenhouse! We had the pleasure of talking with Ray who was extremely kind and helpful. He was very knowledgeable and helped us with picking out the perfect plants for our home! I would definitely recommend them to all my friends and family!

Alicia T.

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