Earth Day Festival at Kalmia Gardens

Hartsville, S.C. —Kalmia Gardens of Coker College is hosting an Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 10 from 1-5:00 p.m.  Activities include guided nature walks, music, canoe rides, displays, and family-friendly activities. Congressman John Spratt will speak at 2 p.m. and the Coker Singers will perform 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which was founded on the belief that that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a right to a healthy, sustainable environment. More than 1 billion people in 190 countries are participating in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the world. The focus of Earth Day 2010 is climate change.

Kalmia Gardens of Coker College is a 35-acre private botanical garden open to the public. From the historic Hart House (ca. 1820) and formal gardens there is a 60-ft drop in elevation to the Black Creek floodplain where trails and boardwalks guide visitors through laurel thickets, pine-oak-holly uplands and a beech bluff.

The unusual terrain is responsible for creating Kalmia’s unique and diverse plant and animal life. Kalmia Gardens is part of the scenic South Carolina Cotton Trail and is the gateway to the 796-acre Segars-McKinnon Heritage Preserve.

Kalmia Gardens of Coker College is located at 1624 West Carolina Avenue in Hartsville. For more information, call 843-383-8145 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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