The Edisto Memorial Gardens now cover 175 acres, complete with azaleas, camellias, roses and other flowering trees and plants among giant, centuries-old cypress and other varieties of native trees. It also contains several special gardens, parks and features (listed below and on following pages). More than 600,000 people visit each year. The average peak spring blooms of azaleas, crabapple, dogwood, Japanese Yoshino Cherries, wisteria and other types of greenery are from mid-March to mid-April depending on weather conditions. Roses begin to blossom soon after the middle of April and continue until the first frost in November. The Edisto Memorial Gardens are open every day from dawn to dusk free of charge for the public to enjoy. For more details, call the City of Orangeburg Parks and Recreation Department at (803) 533-6020.