Monday, April 13, 2015

Boone Hall Plantation Gardens

 Boone Hall Plantation is located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.  It's a former 18th century cotton plantation (the current building on the property was built in 1939, so it's not the original plantation.  The slave huts on the property, however, are original.) The gardens around the plantation are lovely.  Visitors will see formal gardens, an antique rose garden with roses that are over 100 years old (I had no idea roses could live that long!), colorful azaleas, and a beautiful live oak alley with Spanish moss hanging from the trees.  (Here's a bit of trivia that I learned last week on my trip to South Carolina:  Spanish moss is named after the beards of the Spanish settlers.)


The grounds are open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 - 6:30, and Sunday from 12:00 - 5:00.  Admission for adults is $20.00, and for children, $10.00.  Cost of admission includes the Plantation House Tour, Slave Street and History Tour, Garden Tour, and admission to the Butterfly Pavilion.

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  1. Would love to see this in person.

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  2. That seems well worth the price of admission.

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  3. lush - you hit the L word on A to Z without trying. SC is such a lovely state and so full of historic homes.

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    1. That's funny! South Carolina is a beautiful state. It's only about a five hour car drive from where I live.

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  4. Hi Sherry - I bet that is a wonderful mansion and garden to look round .. looks stunning - cheers Hilary

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  5. I would love all that Spanish moss.

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    1. It's beautiful to look at, but very destructive to the trees.

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  6. The tree lined road is just beautiful.

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    1. That's live oak alley. It is beautiful!

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  7. My goodness, who knew roses could live for 100 years?! I thought they had one of the shortest lives of all flowers. Guess it's my lack of a green thumb that (unintentionally) kills them so quickly.

    Happy weekend, Sherry.

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    1. I have a green thumb, but I had no idea they lived that long, either.

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