Fall Garden Tour 2020: Wagener Terrace/Hampton Park
Sunday November 8th, 11am-4pm
Tickets: $35 CHS Hort Members / $45 Non-Members
(boxed lunch option available for additional $15 per ticket)
Purchase Tickets HERE
This fall, join us for a safe, socially distanced adventure through ten eclectic and inspiring private gardens as CHS Hort presents our 19th annual Fall Garden Tour. Each year our tour features a carefully curated selection of private home gardens, most maintained by the owners, located in a different area of the Charleston region. This year’s tour takes us to the beautiful tree-lined streets of the hip and bustling neighborhoods of the Wagener Terrace and Hampton Park district of downtown Charleston.
Boxed lunch add-on option
Each attendee has the option of including a boxed lunch with their ticket for an additional cost.
Boxed lunches will be provided by Thurston Southern Catering will offer the following two options:
* Chicken salad croissant, lemon orzo salad and cookie with bottled water
* Vegetarian croissant sandwich, lemon orzo salad and cookie with bottled water
To order a boxed lunch be sure and check the appropriate box on the drop down menu at check out
Lunches will be available for pick-up at the check-in station in Hampton Park. You may eat lunch in the public parks at your leisure or take them along with you on the tour. Please do not bring your lunch with you into any of the private gardens!
Our 10 private gardens this year offer a variety of unique highlights and features for our attendees to observe and enjoy.
The tour features one property that encompasses all four elements of nature: water, air, fire, and earth in its design while a garden on Grove Street is one of the few examples of Spanish Colonial architecture on the Charleston peninsula. An impressive succulent collection graces the pool deck and the walkway leading to one garden owner’s beloved ‘she shed’ and and another garden property has a wealth of classical outdoor art to complement the plantings, the result of the owner’s knowledge, travels and transplants from his other residences.
Public garden offerings
Along the tour attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the charming pocket garden of Allan Park in the Hampton Park Terrace area along with the expansive charms of Hampton Park and the new Urban Farm at Enston Home by our partners at the Green Heart Project.
About Wagener Terrace/Hampton Park
Wagener Terrace is a true “neighborhood” within the Charleston city limits and has become one of the peninsula’s most popular addresses. This multi-block sector lies just north of charming Hampton Park and the famed military college of South Carolina, The Citadel. Its distinctive style comes from dozens of brick bungalows and craftsman cottages that date to the 1930’s, many of which are built on tiny bluffs with wonderful sunset views of the nearby Ashley River.
This area of gentle breezes along the Ashley River was the scene of fruit groves during the colonial period, and the statuesque 1786 plantation house of Lowndes Grove still stands with exceptional beauty at 266 St. Margaret Street. The 14-acre property is available for wedding receptions, private parties and corporate events, with an unparalleled view of the river and surrounding groves now planted in massive oaks.
All attendees will be required to wear masks inside of the private gardens on tour.
Entry to each private garden will be limited in size and monitored by that garden’s docents.
Signage at each garden will remind attendees to wear their masks and keep 6ft of distance between them
Attendees will be directed to start at different gardens on the tour to limit traffic and congestion in the gardens
This year’s tour will take place on Sunday November 8th from 11am-4pm.
Past Fall Garden Tours:
2019: Riverland Terrace
2018: West Ashley/James Is.
2017: Sullivans Island
2016: hurricane cancellation
2015: Mt. Pleasant
2014: Seabrook Island
2013: Daniel Island
2012: Kiawah Island
2011: Hampton Park
2010: Mazyck Wragborough
2009: Folly Beach
2008: West Ashley/James Is.
2007: Old Village
2006: Wadmalaw & Johns Is.
2005: Downtown/James Is.
2004: Mt. Pleasant
2003: Riverland Terrace