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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens was founded by the Drayton family in 1676 as a rice plantation. The gardens are designed to reflect a natural, relaxed beauty. Meander the tranquil pathways and wooden bridges among bounteous specimens including towering oaks, delicate camellias, and dazzling azaleas. The admission fee includes a self-guided tour of the gardens, petting zoo, conservatory, and 30-minute film. There are add-on fees for other tours and activities such as the Plantation house, From Slavery to Freedom: The Magnolia Cabin Project Tour, Nature Train or Rice Field Boat Tour, and Audubon Swamp Garden. Plants are available for sale at the Gilliard Garden Center which is free to enter.

3550 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC
(843) 571-1266


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