The Magic Of Charleston SC Gardens

Dated: May 10 2017

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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

There's something magical about having an abundance of blooming flowers and exotic plants right at your fingertips.  Because of Charleston's sub-tropical climate, rich soil, and many rivers, creeks and waterways, there is a glorious array of internationally renowned gardens all over the Lowcountry. Visitors and locals share a love for the area's bountiful azaleas, camellias and crepe myrtles, which were planted by a few European botanists in the 18th century, among others. The Town of Summerville even has an entire occasion dedicated to those hot pink azaleas, called the Azalea Festival, or Flowertown Festival, which takes place each Spring.

Washington Park

During colonial times, parts of Downtown Charleston were planted among fruit orchards and rice fields as the city grew. Although many have been replaced by homes and gardens, Orange Street maintains that old heritage where a rich citrus grove once graced the area, and part of today's city marina complex hosts the historic West Point Rice Mill. You'll find many green spaces to escape and enjoy radiant colors and history at places like Hampton Park, at Colonial Lake, Cannon Park, or Washington Park. 

There are a number of beloved gardens and plantations that you can tour or inquire about event and wedding hosting. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens off Hwy 61 (or Ashley River Road) hosts the oldest estate garden, where you'll find today's blanket of gardens, arched walking bridges and reflection ponds, which used to be rice fields. A few miles down the road, take in Middleton Place or Drayton Hall, which features historic plantation gardens open to the public with terraced grounds as old as the 1740's and stunning hues of manicured flower displays. Find time to check out Boone Hall Plantation, Mcleod Plantation or Charles Towne Landing.

If you've got a green thumb or just enjoy nature's color palette, living near some of the oldest gardens in the country can truly be a dream. Whether you're looking for a home in Downtown Charleston, Summerville, in "West Ashley" or Mount Pleasant, let the Greater Charleston Properties Team be your guide. Our expert team will help you find the right home at the best price, and you can start building your own garden now. Contact us at for more info.

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Dan Lorentz

About Dan Lorentz, ABR, CRS, Founder & Team Leader of Greater Charleston Properties: Founder and Team Leader of the Greater Charleston Properties Team, Dan Lorentz, has lived in the Charleston, SC ....

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