Friday, March 15, 2013

Magnolia Plantation

Howdee all,

Today we took a trip to

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens..

Charleston, 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.

Read the gardens history here http://www.magnoliaplantation.com/magnolia_history.html

 

Oh what a lovely place it is..

I know a few Sickstas who would have loved it here…

This quote below is for you..

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It was a gorgeous day…..

Beauty around every corner..

  ~follow me as we walk thru the gardens of

Magnolia Plantation…

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Camellias and Azaleas Galore..

 

Holy cow..check out this amazing Wisteria vine..

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The Star of David in shrubbery form..

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The garden trail winds thru formal gardens

Magnolia Plantation_048a few ponds and a river…

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Love this red bridge ..

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Diggin all the Spanish moss!

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Spanish moss and flowers..

Magnolia Plantation_074 Live oak lean over the rivers edge…

Magnolia Plantation_075Another gorgeous Camellia

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Magnolia Plantation_082Ahh…

the bridges..

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Cypress knees..

I was in heaven today…

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Iris are blooming…

Magnolia Plantation_131Live Oak drips Spanish moss….

Magnolia Plantation_144One of my favorite Camellias,

Tomorrow Dawn

Magnolia Plantation_152Azaleas are just starting to pop..

Should be spectacular in a few more days..

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Magnolia Plantation_167Three more bridges..

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This one arched with Bamboo and a Cypress coming thru the middle…

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Magnolia Plantation_182Pink lichen on Cypress..

I adore pink lichen!

Magnolia Plantation_186The maze..

Magnolia Plantation_194A grand Live Oak

The plantation was full of huge oaks like this…

Magnolia Plantation_195The Plantation house

Magnolia Plantation_201Almost done with our garden walk..

Magnolia Plantation_203Past the pasture..

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A most delightful place!

We also walked the Audubon Swamp…

stay tuned for some more awesome..

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