UNION — Since 2014, the Piedmont Physic Garden (PPG), located a block off Main Street, has been open to visitors by appointment only. For the first time ever, PPG will host an open house July 21, 22 and 23 featuring tours of the garden, a yard sale and more.
The public is invited to stop by the garden on July 21 and 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and July 23 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. It is free and open to all.
Tours will occur throughout the day led by summer intern Catherine Garner, a biological science graduate from USC Columbia.
“This event is a great way for citizens of Union and surrounding cities to come see what we are doing in and for the community at PPG and how they can become a part of it through membership,” summer intern Carley Raybon said. “Visitors have the opportunity to learn about the cultural and medicinal uses of several common plants they have in their own gardens!”
The yard sale will be on July 22. Big ticket items include a stove, a dishwasher and a color printer. All proceeds will be used to fund improvements and expansions of the garden.
In addition to the activities taking place, all visitors will receive a voucher to attend a future workshop free of charge. PPG hosts several workshops throughout the year that typically cost $20. Previous topics include survival gardens, nutrition, plein air painting, nature photography and backyard birds.
“Having an attraction like this in Union is exciting, and we are hoping the open house encourages more people to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities PPG provides throughout the year,” said Raybon.
PPG is located at 301 E. South St. in Union. For questions, please call 864-427-2556 or email [email protected]
The Piedmont Physic Garden
The Piedmont Physic Garden is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Our mission is to educate the people of Union County and the surrounding Piedmont region of South Carolina on the medicinal, economic, cultural and environmental importance of plants. Please visit www.piedmontphysicgarden.org for more information.
Carley Raybon is a recent graduate of The University of Alabama with a B.A. in Public Relations. She is one of two summer interns working through the end of July at Piedmont Physic Garden.