Sunday, April 19, 2015

Charles Towne Landing Gardens


Charles Towne Landing Gardens are located in Charleston, South Carolina. This is the original site of Charleston, where settlers first landed. It is now a state park that contains a zoo, freshwater lagoon, 80 acres of English park gardens, trails, and a 1670 Experimental Crop Garden.

The zoo is home to the animals the original settlers encountered, including pumas, bison, alligators, black bears, otters, bobcats, and wolves. The Experimental Crop Garden (which is what will be growing in the above picture later in the season), includes indigo, rice, sugar cane, and cotton.

There's another interesting thing to see on the grounds:  The Adventure - a life-size replica of a typical trading ship docked on Old Town Creek.



 The park is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $10.00 for adults, and $6.00 for children. Children under five are admitted free.

24 comments:

  1. I'll have to visit next time I am in Charleston.

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  2. I like that they have the same animals the original settlers encounters. So much history on your coast, Sherry.

    Be well. =)

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  3. Hi Sherry - the 1670 experimental crop garden sounds a wonderful idea .. and I'd love to visit .. cheers Hilary

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    1. I like when gardens incorporate history in them.

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  4. I loved Charleston many years ago but missed this place. Looks wonderful.

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  5. Hi there.. good morning... I've never been to Charleston, but it was visited quite often my family members that are many many years in my Past...

    I especially LOVE the tulips photo up in your header...

    ~shoes~

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    1. Thanks. Those tulips are in the Netherlands.

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    1. I think that was a great idea for a zoo.

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  7. We go to Charleston every year. I'll have to check this place out. We're always looking for something new to try. Thanks!

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    1. If you go, I hope you enjoy your visit.

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  8. went as a kid. have pics somewhere.

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  9. Another real piece of history. 1670 is early for almost anything on that side of the water!
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    1. Yes it is, unlike all of the history on your side of the pond!

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  10. Greetings human, Sherry,

    I'd have a visit of the zoo at those gardens. Turn things around and put the humans in the zoo. Seems a fascinating place, although I'd probably have difficulty understanding the accents of the locals there, y'all.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny

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    1. It takes a while to understand Southern accents. I've been here almost two years, and sometimes I don't have a clue as to what they're saying! So good to see you again!

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  11. That would be fun to visit a place like that. It's the kind of place I'm always on the lookout for.

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