Charleston Parks and Gardens
(Charleston, South Carolina - SC, USA)
The city of Charleston boasts a number of great parks, along with grand old plantations and historic landscaped gardens, some established over 200 years ago.
Featuring stunning plantings of camellia, azalea and magnolia that will take your breath away, many of Charleston's parks and gardens take in the area's superb coastal scenery.
Charles Towne Landing
Address: 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, South Carolina SC, USA
Tel: +1 843 852 4201
Towne Landing in Charleston is an interesting park located on the site of the original 1670 settlement. Attractions include various exhibits depicting colonial history, a recreation of the village, and a full-scale replica of a 17th-century trading vessel.
Open hours: daily - 08:30 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and children, children under six and people with disabilities free
Address: Concord Street, Charleston, South Carolina SC, 29401, USA
Tel: +1 800 868 8118
Charleston's Waterfront Park can be found in the very heart of the downtown district, along the harbor. With many scenic seating areas, pathways lined with trees, shady spots, flower borders and grassy areas, one of the main attractions at Waterfront Park is the enormous Pineapple Fountain.
Open hours: daily - 06:00 to midnight
Hampton Plantation State Park
Address: 1950 Rutledge Road, McClellanville, South Carolina SC, 29458, USA
Tel: +1 843 546 9361
Established in 1735, the Hampton Plantation State Park gardens make a lovely spot for a picnic lunch and stroll, just as George Washington did back in 1791. The park is conveniently close to Charleston and popular with locals.
Open hours: Thursday to Monday - 09:00 to 18:00
Isle of Palms County Park
Address: 14th Avenue between Palm and Ocean Boulevards, Charleston, South Carolina SC, 29412, USA
Tel: +1 843 886 DUNE
The Isle of Palms County Park is a picturesque park featuring over 600 feet /183 meters of ocean frontage, beach facilities, picnic areas and a snack bar, making it the perfect spot for an afternoon's outing.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 19:00
Address: Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina SC, USA
Tel: +1 843 556 6020
This is the home of the country's oldest landscaped gardens, which began life in 1741 in the style of formal English gardens of the time. Now a National Historic Landmark, Charleston's Middleton Place gardens feature ornamental lakes, terraces and lovely camellias, azaleas and magnolias. There is also a beautiful old house and an extremely popular restaurant.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children, children under seven free
Wannamaker County Park
Address: 8888 University Boulevard, North Charleston, South Carolina SC, 29406, USA
Tel: +1 843 572 7275
A popular family choice, Wannamaker County Park offers wide open spaces, varied terrain, hiking trails, picnic facilities, playgrounds and a seasonal water park featuring water slides and a wave pool.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00, seasonal variations apply