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The new Lenhardt Garden at Drayton Hall bursts with spring blooms

Landscape, Lenhardt Garden at Drayton Hall, New Facilities

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Now is the time to visit Drayton Hall and see Charleston’s newest historic garden, the Lenhardt Garden in the new Sally Reahard Visitor Center. Combined with the only remaining unrestored plantation house in the Ashley River region of Charleston, SC, Drayton Hall is the one historic site you must see on your visit to Charleston.

The new garden at Drayton Hall was compeleted in April of 2018 and is stunning visitors with an early Charleston spring in full bloom with flowers mentioned in the Drayton Diaries. The Drayton Diaries, written by Charles Drayton, the second owner of Drayton Hall and son of the builder, John Drayton, kept detailed records of the plants on the property and those he collected from as far away as Europe.

A mix of incredible varietals were selected for the Lenhardt Garden and make for a heavenly scented and serene place to take a moment and read about the history of Drayton Hall or enjoy a lunch from the cafe at Drayton Hall. The broad and towering oak will be the first thing you notice as you enter Drayton Hall and its magnificent garden surroundings set a the tone for your visit to Drayton Hall, the first and finest example of Palladian architecture in the United States and a must-see stop on any trip to Charleston.

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Join us to hear Trustee Benjamin Lenhardt, Jr. discuss the creation and evolution of the Lenhardt Garden in its first year of life on March 23, 2019 at 3 pm. The talk will be followed by a garden stroll and reception.

For more information and to register for this event, click here.