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.