The Heyward Washington House and Gardens is located in Charleston, South Carolina. It is named for the builder, Daniel Heyward and its famous guest, George Washington. The house was built in 1772, and was home to Thomas Heyward, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. For those who like a little history, Thomas Heyward was a patriot leader and artillery officer with the South Carolina militia during the American Revolution. He was captured by the British in 1780, but was set free in 1781.
The elegant formal gardens surrounding the house look like period gardens, but they were not created until the 1930s. There is a featured knot garden, which is just lovely, as well as authentic period plants. The Garden Club of Charleston maintains the gardens, and has done so since 1941.
The house and gardens are open on Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and on Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. Admission for adults is $10.00, and for children, $5.00.
Now, I have one more announcement before I go: My new children's picture book, Ten Zany Birds, is now available on Amazon! You can find it here.
I'll have to go there next time we are in Charleston.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your book, Sherry! My post tomorrow is full and overflowing, so I won't be able to mention it until next week. Hope that's all right.
You'd definitely enjoy this place. Thank you for mentioning my book on your blog. Any time is fine with me! I really appreciate it!Delete
lovely home - I believe I visited it many years ago. I need to go to Charleston again. Congrats on the book - I love that title. Zany is a fun word. Good luck on salesReplyDelete
Congrats on your book launch, Sherry! xoxoReplyDelete
Congrats on the book.ReplyDelete
I would love to visit those gardens.
Thank you. And yes, the gardens are quite lovely.Delete
Hi Sherry - the garden does look interesting and I love the history. Good luck with the book - sounds like it will find a fun kid-loving market .. cheers HilaryReplyDelete
I think the history is interesting, too.Delete