Magnolia Plantation


Fall is a special time of the year at Magnolia. Don’t miss it!

Hues of Red, Yellow and orange come out as fall puts its colors on the landscape. The Sasanqua Camellias are in full bloom this time of the year, giving the gardens not only a burst of color, but a beautiful aroma. These camellias herald the beginning of winter, when more than 1,200 varieties of Camellia Japonica will come into bloom. Magnolia has the largest collection of camellias in the nation. Many ancient varieties can only be seen here.

Summer flowers give way to large beds of pansies and snapdragons. The swamp is a yellow blaze as the "stick-tight" begins to bloom. Floating in beds on top of the water, these beautiful mounds of yellow color change patterns through-out the day as they float atop the black waters.

Fall is also a great time of the year to enjoy wildlife at Magnolia. You will find alligators warming themselves in the cool sunshine. Many birds are arriving from their summer home up north to spend the winter here in the gardens. Otters play in the red bridge pond. Orchids bloom in the conservatory. Fall blooming azaleas show up around the gardens. This is the time of year all of nature starts to slow down and prepare to rest.

Why don't you come to visit now too. Get away from the hectic days of work. Stroll along the Ashley River where Magnolia witnessed America's History. Enjoy a nature tram ride. Learn about Plantation life. Join many of the brides that have their weddings in America's Romantic Garden. Smell the wonderful aroma of Sasanquas in the air. Come see all the beauty that America’s oldest garden has to offer.

Click here to see the Camellia Sasanqua in bloom