Ribbon-Cutting for Newly Renovated Heritage Room at Cypress Gardens Nov. 8

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, November 5, 2021) – Cypress Gardens will hold a ribbon-cutting and re-opening ceremony for the newly renovated Heritage Room at 4 p.m. on Monday, November 8 at 3030 Cypress Gardens Road in Moncks Corner. The public is invited to attend.

Like many facilities in the park, the Heritage Room was severely damaged by the historic floods in 2015. A renovated Cypress Gardens reopened in April 2019, but the Heritage Room remained closed, still in need of an extensive overhaul project.

The Heritage Room renovation project began on July 1, 2021. Crews worked to not only brighten up the space but also keep the original cypress tongue-in-groove on the walls. To allow the facility to serve as the original “museum”-style room with artifacts and educational videos, renovations also included the installation of a new projector and 120-inch projector screen for presentations, along with the addition of four new 65-inch televisions. Curtains were also installed on either side of the room as an option to cover up the displays and televisions during events and/or meetings.

The renovations consisted of demolition, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and interior finish work—with a small portion of the interior demolition performed in-house immediately after the 2015 flood. Satchel Construction performed the remainder of the interior renovations and Carrier Construction performed the metal roof panel screw replacement.

Total cost of the renovation project was approximately $215,000. Funding stemmed from a matching S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) grant.

We have long-awaited this exciting day, when the park’s final facility, damaged from the 2015 floods, is fully renovated. Crews have remarkably restored the Heritage Room to its pre-flood glory; and we look forward to again sharing this exclusive space with the community, providing priceless educational opportunities and sharing our unique and valuable County history.” -Heather McDowell, Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Director

To reserve the Heritage Room for an upcoming event or for questions, please email Amanda Oliver at Amanda.Oliver@berkeleycountysc.gov.


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Newly-Renovated Dean Hall Reopens at Cypress Gardens

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Monday, October 26, 2020) — A ribbon-cutting on Monday, October 26, at Cypress Gardens celebrated the reopening of the park’s beautiful reception hall called Dean Hall.

Like many facilities in the park, Dean Hall was severely damaged by the historic floods in 2015. While a renovated Cypress Gardens reopened in April 2019, the popular reception hall remained closed, still in need of an extensive overhaul project.

The Dean Hall renovation project was funded by a partnership between Berkeley County and the SC Department of Parks Recreation and Tourism (PRT). PRT’s Undiscovered SC grant program assists communities with the development of publicly-owned tourism products and attractions that will encourage visitation to South Carolina.

Local leaders, County staff, hotel representatives and other community members came together to cut the ribbon and celebrate the reopening of the park’s beloved 7,000-square-foot building, which can hold up to 250 people for wedding receptions and other large-scale events.

If you’d like to reserve Dean Hall for an upcoming event or have any questions, please email Amanda.Oliver@berkeleycountysc.gov.


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Santa in the Swamp Returns to Cypress Gardens on December 7

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Thursday, November 14, 2019) — Everyone’s favorite jolly, red-suited man will be making a stop at Cypress Gardens next month. It will be his first visit to the park since 2014. Santa took a few years off while the park was closed due to flood damage.

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, Santa will be trading in his sleigh for a flat-bottom boat floating in the park’s swamp. He will also be greeting visitors on the front stage.

The event will also feature craft vendors, food trucks and children’s crafts. Additionally, Santa may not be the only staple holiday face in attendance. The Grinch might even be spotted sneaking around the park! 

Come enjoy all the holiday festivities with family and friends—even furry ones. Pets will also have an opportunity to take a photo with Santa.  Cost of admission is $10 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $5 for students ages 6-17. Children ages 5 and under are FREE.

About Cypress Gardens:

Beautiful Cypress Gardens has been a preferred group and family destination since 1931. Visitors from all over the country come to experience this unique and exciting attraction, which has been highlighted in numerous national magazines. The park features boat rides on a black water swamp amidst blooming azaleas, camellias and other flowers featured in the gardens, 4.5 miles of walking trails, a butterfly house, and aquarium. Cypress Gardens has also hosted over 16 major movies including The Patriot, Cold Mountain, and The Notebook, along with the television mini-series North and South. For more information, visit cypressgardens.info or Halloween in the Swamp on Eventbrite.


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Cypress Gardens Announces New Website and Launches Free Wi-Fi

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Monday, March 26, 2019) Cypress Gardens is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website https://cypressgardens.info

The new design has a responsive layout with clear navigation.

The functions include:

  • A section to purchase tickets to the park (new ticket pricing listed)
  • Wedding/facility rentals section
    • View available dates
  • Donation section
  • Gift shop items listed
  • Pictures showcasing the park

Additionally, Cypress Gardens is pleased to announce Wi-Fi is now available throughout the park, thanks to Google. This will help advance educational opportunities at Cypress Gardens and improve digital access in the park.

Cypress Gardens, located at 3030 Cypress Gardens Road in Moncks Corner, was severely damaged in the historic floods of October 2015. Berkeley County immediately closed the park. Since then, funding, timing and weather have all impacted the project, and kept the County from reopening the facilities. The County will host a public celebration for the park’s reopening on Saturday, April 13. Event info HERE.


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