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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 4 May 2015 in Plant & Nature.

Thomas Drayton and his wife Ann arrived from Barbados to the new English colony of Charles Towne and established Magnolia Plantation along the Ashley River in 1676. Thomas and Ann were the first in a direct line of Magnolia family ownership that has lasted more than 300 years and continues to this day. Magnolia Plantation saw immense wealth and growth through the cultivation of rice. The outbreak of the Civil War would threaten the welfare of the family, the house, and the gardens themselves. But the plantation would recover from the war to see additional growth of the gardens as they became the focus of the plantation over agriculture when the gardens opened to the public for the first time in 1870 and saved the plantation from ruin.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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Annima from Toulouse, France

Such a peaceful place...

4 May 2015 5:17am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Woooo de toute beauté.
Un endroit serein.
Joli shot.
Belle. Journée. )

4 May 2015 5:51am

Marcel from Belgium


4 May 2015 6:12am

Lulette from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

So enchanting !

4 May 2015 7:49am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What an enchanted setting . . and a history to go with it.

4 May 2015 7:54am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

What a beautiful place!

4 May 2015 8:01am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe ce parc

4 May 2015 8:41am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


4 May 2015 8:49am

jean pierre from paris, France

superbe image!! amitiés

4 May 2015 9:13am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


4 May 2015 10:53am

Devi from Chennai, India

Thank you for the wonderful history here...behind this enchanting garden...I am sure fairies must be arriving here after twilight:))))))

4 May 2015 1:36pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Absolutely superb capture of this "fairytale " garden. Super presentation, Elaine. Kindest regards and a nice week Monika

4 May 2015 1:54pm

@Shiva: Have a great week Monika!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What a beautiful place. Great shot.

4 May 2015 3:25pm

Marcel from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

Now it's possible to visit my blog ; an error.

4 May 2015 4:01pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

LOVE this. The drooping branches give it much southern charm.

4 May 2015 5:51pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

What a sweet shot. Love the composition, coloring, muted light and mood of this.

4 May 2015 9:49pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

This garden is fascinating and the "bearded" trees are just wonderful ... Splendid image !!!

4 May 2015 10:05pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

So much magic you have captured here !

4 May 2015 11:19pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Such a magical and enchanting place this makes!! The colors really pop in this composition as well. Gorgeous capture, Elaine!

5 May 2015 12:55am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Beautiful garden scene.

5 May 2015 1:50am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

interesting information and a gorgeous looking garden! beautifully composed with fantastic light and colours!

5 May 2015 2:12am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


5 May 2015 7:58am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot of the quiet place. I feel like as if I'd be in a scene of Disney's movie. Blooming flowers are beautiful. Have a great day, Elaine. :)

6 May 2015 2:23am