Garden Tours and Charleston Waterfront Hotels

Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year in Charleston. All the beautiful flowers and trees make the landscape pop with color. Spend a week at gorgeous Charleston waterfront hotels and take some time to stroll through the beautiful gardens and plantations in the area.

Charleston is home to some beautiful architecture, plantations and gardens that make for some picturesque areas. Many brides opt to do their wedding photos in the lush flowered landscapes of these areas. There are many great gardens to take a leisurely stroll through; here are some great options to check out:

Heyward-Washington House– This amazing house was built in 1772 by rice planter Daniel Heyward and the house was rented for George Washington when he visited the area. The house has beautiful geometric designed gardens with beautiful plants, many of which were imported from Europe. The house has free spring garden tours every Thursday afternoon in April starting at 4 p.m.

Middleton PlaceРMiddleton Place is home to one of America’s oldest landscaped gardens and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The gardens were started in 1741 and feature 65 acres of beautiful scenery with blooming azaleas, dogwoods, daffodils, magnolias and more.

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens– The gardens have been open to public since the 1870 and feature exquisite flowers and trees- many of them native to the area. Come in spring and see blooming tulips, poppies, jasmine, honeysuckle, dogwoods, daisies, roses and so much more.

Spend spring taking a beautiful garden tour through these wonderful places. Stay at the Shem Creek Inn, a Charleston harbor resort, located in scenic Mt. Pleasant not too far from these great gardens. The Shem Creek inn has fifty beautiful decorated guest rooms with lavish accommodations and private balconies. Get a beautiful view of Charleston Harbor with amazing service at their friendly hotel.

Posted in Blog by shemcreekadmin on March 22, 2013