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“Gardens were great”
Review of Middleton Place

Middleton Place
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US$110.00*
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Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation...
Ranked #25 of 257 things to do in Charleston
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Owner description: Middleton Place is an 18th century rice plantation and National Historic Landmark comprising 65 acres of America's oldest landscaped Gardens, the Middleton Place House Museum and the Plantation Stableyards. The Gardens reflect the elegant symmetry of 17th century European design. Sculpted terraces, parterres, and reflection pools inhabited by swans are highlights of their intricate design. Rare camellias bloom in the winter, while vibrant azaleas blanket the hillside above the Mill Pond in the spring.
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Visited recently. Difficult decision to make for which of the three "Drayton Family Plantations" to visit. Not inexpensive so only wanted to do one of them, and each have something special they note about themselves. We chose Middleton b/c my wife loves the gardens, and they were great. Not sure if ultimately, this was the right choice or not, but it was a good couple of hours. Be prepared to be HOT if you go from June to August - also the mosquitoes can be tough as its right on the Ashley River. Worth a visit and should definitely do one of the three.

Thank largedawg
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

A beautiful setting for lots of information, demonstrations, and great explanation and exploration of the low country plantation.

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

It’s a beautiful home but the grounds that make it! It’s a must do on a trip to Charleston! I like that they didn’t get rid of the slave quarters instead lovingly restoring them, although slavery isa terrible part of US history it’s important we learn and know about it to ensure we stop doing that to people. The tour guides are great and they host wonderful events!

1  Thank Callaway M
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been out to Middleton Place this May and June and each trip was sublime. My husband and I stayed at the Middleton Inn, ate at the restaurant, enjoyed the wine tasting and had the best “staycation” we’ve had in ages! We want to come back year around. We picked up a membership to Middleton Place, because for us there are so many reasons to come out there from Mt Pleasant.

Really take time to talk to the docents, eat at the restaurant (the food is so fresh much of it grown on Middleton place) the chef makes it so flavorful and wonderful! You can walk from Middleton Inn to the grounds to the restaurant and enjoy it at the different times of day. There’s so much to see and I highly recommend taking your time and enjoying it. Whether you love flowers, gardening, landscaping fit for kings, wildlife, ancient trees, history, or quiet it’s all there!

1  Thank Christy C
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

We arrived on a cloudy, misty day. But, even with the clouds and mist, we had a great time visiting this plantation. There are not spectacular flowering gardens around every corner. However, the paths take visitors around the grounds to see a variety of landscapes: ponds, river, rice fields and greenery everywhere. Along with the gardens, there were ample opportunities to see wildlife including many alligators around the grounds. So, definitely keep an eye out. There are lots of historic presentations in the stableyards. A visit can last either a few hours or all day if you take in all the presentations and tours.

1  Thank luv4phood
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