Magnolia Plantation
Magnolia Plantation

Magnolia Reopens! 7 days a week, 8:30am-4:30pm.

Please see our Covid-19 response page for details on what's available, and watch our Facebook page for additional updates.


Membership and Special Offer

Please help keep America's Oldest Garden in business by buying an annual membership!
Come to Magnolia any time you want for a full year, effective your date of first visit (not date of purchase). Get your membership online by using the Paypal cart link below. Show your receipt and ID at the ticket booth to receive your membership card.

Membership Levels


For full details about membership, please CLICK HERE.

Or support the Lowcountry Food bank by taking advantage of our BOGO on site. Until further notice, with the donation of a canned food, the purchase of one full price adult general admission includes one FREE children's admission!

Thank you so much for your support!


Charleston's Most Visited Plantation

Welcome to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Magnolia has been selected as one of "America's Most Beautiful Gardens" (Travel + Leisure Magazine), and is the only garden honored with this distinction in the State of South Carolina!

Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens. So join us here at Magnolia Plantation to experience the beauty of its gardens and its rich history today.



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Magnolia Plantation's Gardens

  Garden of Dreams

William Posey Silva (1859-1948) was a Charleston Renaissance artist. He referred to Magnolia as "The Garden of Dreams" in his paintings of our gardens. Original paintings by Silva hang in the main House.



America’s Last Large-scale Romantic-style Garden

Magnolia Plantation's Gardens

Welcome to Magnolia Gardens. Unlike most of America's gardens, which are formal and seek to control nature, Magnolia cooperates with nature to create a tranquil landscape like Eden where humanity and nature are in harmony. "Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher." - William Wordsworth



We Care

Steeped in over 300 years of family history and heritage in the Lowcountry, Magnolia and the Drayton family take pride and responsibility in our community. Our community stewardship is evident through the numerous humanitarian, academic and environmental causes we support. We encourage you to learn more about the local initiatives we support which help preserve the culture and legacy of the Lowcountry. LEARN MORE

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