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Caroline LeConte Gibbes lived and gardened on Barnwell Street, in an area that now is a part of the USC campus.  While her former home houses a part of the Psychology Department, her garden continues to delight members of the university community and the surrounding neighborhood. The University Hill Neighborhood Association and the University have come together to revitalize and maintain the garden, which has been certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Naturalist and Distinguished USC Lecturer Rudy Mancke has said that it is important for the University to have places where students (and others) can come to see what this part of South Carolina is like—what birds, butterflies, trees and even weeds, want to grow here. The garden also provides a place where students and faculty can come to refresh their spirits, seek inspiration for creative thought, or simply admire nature at work.  The Caroline LeConte Gibbes Garden offers respite from our overly busy schedules and refreshment for our inner selves. 


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