Kalmia Gardens of Coker College
A 35 acre public garden and Historic House located on a former 19th Century plantation in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina at 1624 West Carolina Ave in Hartsville SC. The Gardens have an upper surface with formal garden settings, a lower surface with boardwalks that border Black Creek, and several paths that meander through woodlands settings. This lower surface is like walking back in time when the natural world was young. It is peaceful and mysterious. The upper surface is landscaped and easily accessible this is where the weddings and other events are held. Weddings and receptions or other events can take place on any of the three lawns. The formal Garden with brick work and columns is the most popular venue.
Known to be planted in the romantic style, the upper surface of the Gardens are set on the beautiful grounds of the 1820’s Thomas E. Hart house. This is a peaceful setting that makes a beautiful spot for a wedding incorporating the house and Gardens. This area is spectacular through the seasons. Guests can wander throughout the grounds and enjoy the scenery with many plantings of camellias, dogwoods, azaleas, gardenias and seasonal flowers.