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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, July 20, 2023) – Over the last year, Cypress Gardens has witnessed a record number of visitors. Between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023, a total of 150,614 visitors have been to the historical Berkeley County park, located at 3030 Cypress Gardens Road in Moncks Corner.

Prior to reopening in April 2019—after closing in October 2015 due to historic flood damage—Cypress Gardens’ attendance was 50,000, meaning park attendance has increased 300% in the last four years.

Cypress Gardens is a popular venue throughout the year for weddings and other unique events, including the First Midsummer Festival with Volvo Cars this past June, and Free Saturday for Berkeley County residents each quarter. County residents, with proof of ID, utility or tax bill, receive free admission on Free Saturday. The next Free Saturday event is September 16. Berkeley County residents also receive half-off park admission every Sunday.

Cypress Gardens offers 170 acres of natural blackwater swamp, along with walking trails, reptiles, exotic birds, a Butterfly House, and more! Additionally, more than 16 major movies, including The Notebook and The Patriot, and hit TV shows, like the Netflix series Outer Banks, have been filmed at the site.

“There is no place like Cypress Gardens. Its beauty, history, reptiles, and other residents make it a magical place to relax, explore, and marvel at nature. We are overwhelmed with the love and support our park receives annually from locals and tourists alike. We’ve been featured in countless blog sites, publications, movie screens, TV shows, and wedding albums. We extend our gratitude to all who have visited and helped spread the word about this one-of-a-kind park.” -Heather McDowell, Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Director

“We are very proud of Cypress Gardens and the work performed daily by our dedicated staff and team of volunteers. This park is not only enjoyed by county residents but also people all over the state, country, and world. If you haven’t visited Cypress Gardens in the last several years, I encourage you to make this your next personal or family outdoor adventure.” –Johnny Cribb, Berkeley County Supervisor

Learn more about the history of Cypress Gardens HERE.

Cypress Gardens is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, visit or follow Cypress Gardens on Facebook and Instagram.


-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-