Hartsville was founded by Thomas E. Hart and the Kalmia Gardens is at the former plantation owned by Thomas E. Hart. Surrounded by beautiful flowers with a creek, pond and many bridges, this is open to the public. It is also dog-friendly (with leash on at all times). We came here to visit over the weekend and were thrilled that we've found a garden where we can have some peaceful walks with our dog. Here are some pictures from our walk through the gardens. 
Walking across the bridge (Dogs are allowed here as long as they area leashed)
Pond at Kalmia Gardens
Creek at the Kalmia Gardens
Chairs made out of tree trunks
Dock at the creek at Kalmia Garden (really romantic)
Flowers bloomed on trees at Kalmia Gardens
Meditation Fountain at Kalmia Gardens