Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is an interesting place. I like the house, but for me the gardens and the Swamp were better!!
Slave and workers cabins (not all original), they actually have them from various periods of time to show the differences. I liked the tree in front of the cabins. I can’t remember what type of tree it was.
The gardens were nice, but I missed the “peak” bloom time by a few weeks. This garden is known for their camellias. They introduced more than 150 types of camellias to the US in the mid to late 1800’s. Not many were in bloom while I was there.
The best part for me was the swamp!! I visited it twice. Part of it is a rookery with several types of birds nesting.
Below are a bunch of pictures I took at the swamp--
Tree with a lot of nest - egrets, herons, anhingas… -
Cherokee Rose -
I have many more pictures, but I had better stop.
My next stop was Wilmington, SC.