Thursday, November 10, 2016

Reflections at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens (Charleston, SC)

In early November we took a trip down to Charleston, South Carolina. It was my first visit to this beautiful city, we spent four days there and tried to see as much as we could. Near the airport was Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, a historical property that dates back to 1676. Over the course of times, the Drayton family built elaborate gardens, some of the areas of it are more than 300 years old. In 1870, the gardens were opened to the public as a means of income after the Civil War. Today the gardens are considered to be the oldest public gardens in the United States.

I'll be doing several blog posts over the next few weeks to share photos I took at this property and in Charleston. Today's theme is "reflections" at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. The property is located along the Ashley River and also has a lake and a swamp. The dark waters in the region make for beautiful reflections.

Such a beautiful garden. We were told this was one of the most photographed places in the region.

This gator and turtle were basking in the sun together.

Reflections in the Ashley River


  1. I've been there! Isn't it gorgeous? Great photos!

    1. Thanks so much! Yes it sure is, the nature and wildlife were incredible.