The East Sumter area boosts Swan Lake Iris Gardens – the only public park in the US to feature all eight swan species! The 150-acre garden also is home to some of the nation’s most intensive plantings of Japanese iris, which bloom annually from mid to late May through the beginning of June.
Take the nature path around the lake while viewing beautiful gardens like The Health Garden which features a towering masterpiece, “Recovery”, by renowned scupltor Grainger McKoy.
Sumter’s Iris Festival is hosted features three days of fun for adults and kids! From concerts to boat rides, arts and crafts, amazing flowers and plants, to even a classic car show – be sure to attend the Memorial Day Weekend event whether you choose to live in this area of Sumter or not.
When searching the Sumter MLS this is also known as Area 2.