Education Programs


Week in the Wild Application

Cost $125 per week Non-refundable Week in the Wild is a great way for your child to have a safe, fun, hands-on learning experience in the natural environment. Our program is open to rising 1st through 6th graders. Nature study, arts and crafts, hikes, and games are just some of the activities we have planned […]

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Week In The Wild

Week In The Wild is a great way for your child to have a safe, fun, hands-on learning experience in the natural environment.


Kalmia Gardens Wedding Agreement

Kalmia Gardens of Coker University 1624 W Carolina Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550 843.383.8145 Rental Agreement   USAGE OF HART HOUSE For rental of the bottom floor, kitchen, and/or grounds, call first to make sure the date is available. There is a maximum capacity: 10 seated in the dining room, 65 cocktail format, and 350+ outside. […]


Laurel Branch – October 2013

Dear Friends, Happy October and we hope this finds you all dong well. Here are a few things going on at Kalmia. New Overlook Kalmia Gardens is excited to announce that the overlook at the east end of the Gardens has been rebuilt. The rebuilding of the overlook was Ben McLeland’s Eagle Scout Project. Ben, […]


Laurel Branch – August 2013

Week in the Wild wrap up Another three weeks of Week in the Wild at Kalmia Gardens has elapsed, and what fun we had! We made some t-shirt designs using crayons that looked awesome, we explored the garden and hiked all of its trails, we looked for fish in the pond and spotted three really […]


Laurel Branch – June 2013

Pro Birder in May The Gardens hosted Palmetto Pro Birder May 11 & 12 with the SC Wildlife Federation. We had a really good time and it is amazing what you see and hear when you are with birders who have great ears and eyes. Josh Arrants, our leader, is so talented when listening to […]


Laurel Branch – March 2013

Susan Harvey Receives Hannah Lide Coker Award Vern Myers, Chairman of the Kalmia Garden Board of Directors (BOD) presented Susan Harvey with the Hannah L. Coker award. Vern stated, “In 1992, the BOD established the Hannah L. Coker Award for Volunteer service to Kalmia Gardens. Recipients should be (or should have been)  actively involved in […]


Garden Volunteer

Calling all gardeners and would be gardeners of ALL experience levels. Wednesdays (9-11a.m.) will be volunteer days at Kalmia Gardens! Come out and learn from our knowledgeable grounds supervisor while having fun and enjoying the garden. We will meet in the parking lot Wednesdays at 9 a.m. If you are interested in being a part […]