FALL GARDEN TOUR 2019
The 18th annual Fall Tour of Gardens sponsored by The Charleston Horticultural Society (CHS Hort).
Sunday Nov. 3rd, 11:00am – 4:00pm
This year’s tour will highlight eight stunning and eclectic gardens in the lovely James Island hideaway of Riverland Terrace Estates.
Carefully scouted and curated each year by a committee of CHS Hort garden committee experts, this year’s collection will offer visitors up close and personal views of a wide variety of colorful Japanese maples, a fixture in several of the gardens on the tour, offering a much desired splash of fall color. For history buffs, one garden features a stunning and majestic 290 year old live oak tree in the backyard while another presents a spectacular view of the Stono River.
Another garden on the tour is notable for its iron works including a garden gate built by Carlton Simmons the nephew of famed Charleston ironsmith Philip Simmons. All of the gardens on the tour are private homes with most maintained by the owners themselves. Visitors will also be welcome to visit the neighborhood’s famous windmill and butterfly garden as well as the Riverland Terrace community garden which features vegetable lots maintained by members of the neighborhood.
About Riverland Terrace:
Established in 1925, Riverland Terrace is one of Charleston’s most charming and hidden gem neighborhoods. Located on James Island along the Wappoo Creek and the inland waterway, Riverland Terrace also is home to a public boat landing, the Charleston Municipal Golf Course and surround by a collection of restaurants and unique antique shops.
One highlight of the neighborhood is the historic Avenue of Oaks, which features over 70 live oak tress believed to be over 100 years old and has been around since 1910. This historic avenue once led to Wappoo Hall Plantation, owned by Lt. Col. George Lucas of the English Army and managed by his daughter Eliza Lucas Pinckney who developed the indigo industry of the colony as a successful cash crop before the American Revolution. Ft. Pemberton, one of the largest confederate forts constructed in the defense of Charleston during the Civil War, was built in 1862 and remains today on the Stono River side of the community.
We are thrilled to feature a wonderful collection of private gardens in this truly gorgeous and historic Charleston treasure.
Tickets: $35 for CHS Hort Members // $40 for Non-Members