Garden Tours

Want to branch out into something different?

You're on the right (garden) path. Our 14 acres of landscapes in the heart of Robert Mills Historic District feature heirloom plantings popular with gardeners over the past two centuries. Take a stroll or enjoy your lunch in any of our gardens.

Check our FAQ page for each garden's open hours.

Starting Soon:

Via tours led through the grounds of HC properties, members will get a chance to learn about the history of the Robert Mills House and Gardens and Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens. Visitors will connect to the history of 19th century Columbia by learning about architecture, the planter class, enslaved individuals and the evolution of these historic sites.

Keith Mearns, Director of Grounds, will also begin leading weekly tours of the gardens.