Magnolia Plantation

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.




West Ashley High SchoolWest Ashley High School Courtyard Garden
Living History EventLiving History Program

Community Partnerships

Magnolia contributes to the community through various educational and environmental partnerships. Recent partnerships include:

West Ashley High School – Magnolia provided horticultural consultation to West Ashley's Investigative Research Class in the design and development of a courtyard garden to benefit their student body. Magnolia also donated 100 plants to the garden.

Living History Program – Magnolia has partnered with the Slave Dwelling Project to deliver Living History events several times a year which offer live demonstrations and storytelling of the history of the enslaved.

Youth Program – Provides complimentary use of the campgrounds to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other youth groups who conduct service projects at Magnolia.

The Magnolia Youth Program also hosts a number of outreach programs such as Camp Hope, which targets at-risk youth while engaging them in personal and social responsibility activities. The camp, provided by the Charleston Police Department, also provides an opportunity for young people to foster healthy relationships with police officers.

Environmental Protection – Magnolia has a number of ongoing efforts to protect and improve the environment along the Ashley River including:

  • Reclamation of the Audubon Swamp Garden by re-establishing more native plants and removing invasive plants in order to rejuvenate the wildlife habitat.

  • Rehabilitation of former rice fields to improve the water quality and wildlife habitat along the Ashley River.

Living History EventFree Admission on Veterans Day

Complimentary Days – Magnolia offers free admission days throughout the year to acknowledge and honor individuals in the Lowcountry such as:

  • For Those Who Serve – active, retired and veterans of the military and their families.

  • Teachers

  • Families of children being treated at Medical University of South Carolina.

Complimentary Venues – for non-profit groups, such as the Moja Festival (Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts) and Keeper of the Wild.