Bald Cypress Grove at Edisto Memorial Gardens – Orangeburg, SC
2014 Heritage Tree Award Winner
Photo Credit: The Times and Democrat
Bald Cypress Grove at Edisto Memorial Gardens
One of the few places one can find the Bald Cypress in South Carolina is the Edisto Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg. This unique garden is home to a large stand of century-old bald cypress trees, which borders the North Fork and Edisto River. The grove of trees range in size from 80-100 feet in height and several exceed 5 feet in caliper. This area has over 100 large specimen bald cypress trees, which are owned by the City of Orangeburg and cared for by the Parks and Recreation Department.
These trees have become a symbol of the foresight of city and community leaders who saw the intrinsic value they offered the community, and form the backbone of the Edisto Memorial Gardens.