If you like going to a beautiful garden, this is for you!

While Middleton Place's gardens attract those who like trimmed hedges and flower-lined paths, the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is the place to go if you're more of an avid nature lover.

Yes, the house is worth an hour of your time -- it's a less ornate version of other Charleston plantation homes, but the interior is just as beautiful -- but most visitors come here to enjoy the wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for gators, otters and turtles in the Audubon Swamp Garden, grab your binoculars and look for local birds at the waterfowl refuge, don your helmet and bike one of the several trails or get lost in the horticultural maze. Recent travelers also agree that the petting zoo makes this a great place to bring the kids.

The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens are located just south of Middleton Place along the banks of the Ashley River. The house and the gardens are open daily from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the summer, but winter hours vary, so make sure to check before heading out. General admission to the grounds is $15 for adults and $10 for children, but entry to the house and tour participation costs extra.

Contact us now and get ready for your next visit in Magnolia Plantation & Gardens​!





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