The Camellias of Middleton Place Tour with Dr. Sidney Frazier
Saturday February 27th at Middleton Place
Morning Tour: 10:30am – 11:45am / Afternoon Tour: 1:15pm – 2:30pm
CHS Hort Members Only Price: $50
ON SALE BEGINNING MONDAY JAN. 25TH
**THIS IS A MEMBERS ONLY EVENT**
About the Tour: Explore the beauty and history of Middleton Place’s most treasured garden features with this rare opportunity of a private walking camellia tour with Master Gardener and VP of Horticultural, Sidney Frazier. Sidney, considered one of the country’s foremost experts on camellias, will take two small groups through the stunning camellia gardens at Middleton focusing both the history and beauty of this Lowcountry treasure. Along the way he will feature the historic camellias of the property including the famous Reine des Fleurs, given by French botanist Andre Michaux to the Middleton family in 1786 and still blooming today at Middleton Place.
Learn more about Sidney Frazier HERE.
Schedule: The tour will offered twice and in two groups of 20 guests with one tour running from 10:30am – 11:45am and the second from 1:15pm – 2:30pm.
About the gardens at Middleton Place: The Gardens, which Henry Middleton envisioned and began to create in 1741, reflect the grand classic style that remained in vogue in Europe and England into the early part of the 18th century. The principles of André Le Nôtre, the master of classical garden design who laid out the gardens at Vaux-le-Vicomte and the Palace of Versailles were followed. Rational order, geometry and balance; vistas, focal points and surprises were all part of the garden design. Henry Middleton’s original gardens contained walkways or allées, which were planted with trees and shrubs, trimmed to appear as green walls that partitioned off small galleries, green arbors and bowling greens. Sculpture was placed at the end of long vistas and ornamental canals designed with mathematical precision. Changes in elevation and new surprises were created at every turn.
Ticket price includes:
Private walking tour with renowned camellia expert Sidney Frazier
Full day admission to Middleton Place (valued at $29)
Free access link to Sidney’s summer workshop on camellias (valued at $15)
Tour times and arrival:
Morning tour will begin at 10:30am with arrival time starting at 10am.
Afternoon tour will begin at 1:15pm, you may arrive early and enjoy the gardens until your tour time.
Parking: All guests will park in the main Middleton Place parking lot (follow the entrance to the parking area) and will meet in a designated area TBD.