Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Cypress Gardens is located in Monck's Corner, South Carolina. (This is different from the Cypress Gardens in Florida.) It was created in 1927 by Benjamin R. Kittredge. Today, it is a 163 acre garden that contains three miles of foot paths. Visitors can also view the gardens from flat bottom boats. It's really a lovely place. The black swamp water reflects flowering dogwoods, daffodils, and azaleas beautifully. Also on the grounds, is a greenhouse filled with butterflies (there is a display of the lifecycle of them), birds, a pond, and an arthropod exhibit.
For those who like trivia, Cypress Gardens was the site used for filming several movies, including Cold Mountain (2003), Swamp Thing (1982), The Notebook (2004), and The Patriot (2000).
The gardens are open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Cost of admission for adults is $10.00, and for children, $5.00. A guided boat ride would cost an additional $5.00, but you have the option of an self-guided tour for no additional cost.
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The walking trails would be nice. I need to look it up on a map.ReplyDelete
It's a really nice place to stroll around on a Sunday afternoon.Delete
those pictures are gorgeous. I'm ready to walk the trails now.ReplyDelete
I would too, except at the moment it's raining. :)Delete
For a moment I thought you would be writing about a garden that I had actually seen - the one in Florida! This is another for my Grand Tour of US gardens list! I like the ideal of seeing the gardens by boat.ReplyDelete
I didn't know there were two Cypress Gardens. I was surprised when I first learned of this one.Delete
What a lovely looking place. If you look real close at the top photo, you can the Swamp Thing...
Haha! Better have Penny with you so she can save you from the Swamp Thing if you ever visit!Delete
beautiful place! have been here!ReplyDelete
Glad you got to see this one!Delete