Middleton Place Gardens
Middleton Place Plantation
For over two and a half centuries, these graciously landscaped gardens have enchanted visitors from all over the world. The various gardens are laid out with precise symmetry and balance. You can walk the same footpaths through the gardens as did pre-Revolutionary statesmen.
The gardens lay overgrown and neglected following the Civil War and the Great Earthquake of 1886. Early in the 20th century a direct descendant of Henry Middleton, J.J. Pringle Smith, inherited the plantation. With the help of his bride, they spent many years restoring and enhancing the Gardens.
Start your journey through these vast and beautiful gardens at the Reflection Pool. This area provides a beautiful view of the trees and flowers along with their reflection. As you gaze at this beauty you will begin your transformation from the hustle and bustle of today into the grace and peace of your surroundings. Stroll through the "wilder gardens" and the formal gardens. Take in the breathtaking view overlooking the butterfly lakes. Enjoy the Azalea hillside. There are so many gardens to explore. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to just stop and take in the beauty surrounding you.
The Middleton Place gardens were actually several gardens. The gardens were symmetrical. In one of the lakes there was an alligator. It was at least seven feet long. The path was well flowered and it smelled beautiful. There were tons of different types of flowers. They were gorgeous.
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