HISTORIC GARDEN WALK
LENGTH: 45 minutes
TIMES: 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:30
COST: $10 per person with paid garden admission, Children 5 and under are free
Join us for a special walking tour of Magnolia’s beautiful gardens, just in time for bloom! Let us guide you along the paths first laid out by the Reverend John Grimké Drayton and his enslaved garden superintendent Adam Bennett in the 1840s.
Along the way, we’ll highlight points of historic significance and general interest, while introducing you to the vistas and scenery that have made this garden a must-see in Charleston for over 150 years.
You’ll learn about rice cultivation, Magnolia’s role in both the Civil and the Revolutionary Wars, and the history of various landmarks (like the iconic Long White Bridge and the Drayton family tomb). Your guide will point out some of the many camellia and azalea cultivars that have been planted here over the centuries. As always, well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome to join their owners in the gardens!
WHAT'S IN BLOOM? View Magnolia's 12-Month Gallery of Blooms
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