Explore Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Magnolia has been selected as one of "America's Most Beautiful Gardens" (Travel + Leisure Magazine), and is the only garden honored with this distinction in the State of South Carolina!

There are several different things you can do here. Tour the gardens, boat tour, tram tour, Audubon tour, plantation tour, etc. There is a lot to see and it's a very enchanting place during the spring through summer. View birds nesting and flowers blooming! 

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Activities Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Handicap Accessible
River
Scenic
Wildflowers

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Get there early

This plantation is built for crowds, but if you get there early you will be able to explore the gardens almost all by yourself. There are 7 different bridges on the property and each one is unique. Try visiting in early spring to see the camellia and azalea gardens in full bloom. Watch out for alligators while walking around.

Take Every Trail!

These gardens were super fun to explore. We got the opportunity to see an alligator and multiple spiders! My personal favorite part was the bamboo forest. You really could spend an entire day exploring the place -- the free snow cones were a nice treat as well!


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