South Carolina Gardens

A Garden Traveler’s Pilgrimage: Charleston

Whaley Garden

For gardeners, Charleston, known as “a city set in a garden” is Mecca

Charleston: Magnolia Plantation and Its Gardens


Charleston, South Carolina Magnolia Plantation and Its Gardens Magnolia Plantation is one of the great plantations on the Ashley River Road,  begun in the 1680’s by the Drayton family. The gardens were open to the public in the early 1870s and  are one of the oldest public gardens in America. Today the 50 acre-garden of Magnolia […]

Charleston: Middleton Place

Charleston, South Carolina Middleton Place The Gardens at Middleton Place, America’s oldest landscaped gardens, were begun in 1741 by Henry Middleton, president of the first Continental Congress. The symmetry and balance prevalent throughout the 65 acres of terraces, allees, ornamental ponds and garden rooms reflect the grand classic style popular in England in the early […]

Clemson: South Carolina Botanical Garden

Clemson, South Carolina South Carolina Botanical Garden Located on the Clemson University campus is a diverse 295-acre garden of natural and manicured landscapes within the South Carolina Piedmont ecosystem. Together with a nationally recognized nature-based sculpture collection, distinguished youth education and outreach programs, and a Geology Museum, the SCBG is a premier site for experiencing […]

Murrells Inlet: Brookgreen Gardens

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture and horticulture blend at this National Historic Landmark, located between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island. Encompassing more than 9,000 acres of the South Carolina Lowcountry, it includes the Hungton Sculpture Garden (America’s first public sculpture garden), the Center for American Sculpture and the Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve. […]