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America’s Last Large-scale Romantic-style Garden

Welcome to Magnolia Gardens. Unlike most of America's gardens, which are formal and seek to control nature, Magnolia cooperates with nature to create a tranquil landscape like Eden where humanity and nature are in harmony. "Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher." - William Wordsworth

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"See Magnolia Gardens before you die
...unspeakable beauty"
- Country Life in America
, 1908

"Beauty from every angle."
Visitor, Trip Advisor, 2013
"Amazing walk through history."
Visitor, Trip Advisor, 2012
"Truly Amazing!"
Visitor, Trip Advisor, 2012
"Magnolia is Magical."
Visitor, Trip Advisor, 2011

"Best Plantation to visit!"
Visitor, YELP, 2010

"Even out of Season, the Gardens
here are gorgeous and unique."

Visitor, Yelp, 2010

Long Bridge and Lake at Romantic GardenThe gardens at Magnolia Plantation are of such beauty and variety that they have brought tourists from around the world to view them since they were open to the public in the early 1870s. However, many parts of the gardens are much older, some sections more than 325 years old, making them the oldest unrestored gardens in America. As the plantation has stayed within the ownership of the same family for more than three centuries, each generation has added their own personal touch to the gardens, expanding and adding to their variety. Today there are various varieties of flowers from camellias, daffodils, to azalea’s and countless other species in bloom year round, with the climax of incredible beauty building towards the spring bloom.

We hope that you come and visit us so that you can experience how one family's vision of creating order and beauty in an untamed new world has evolved over the centuries into the magnificent sprawling gardens that the public can enjoy today.

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