Wednesday, May 1, 2013

magnolia on my mind- (Part I)

Before you set off for Magnolia Plantation, grab your camera. All of the photos here are my own, but there have certainly been some incredible images taken on the grounds of this plantation. If you visited the plantation in March, there is a photography contest going on at the moment and you or even your child could have captured that magical shot... (details below)


If you've never been, I feel like I could stop right here with this photo and just say GO! This is just a beautiful, tranquil place, and for kids...


there is so much open space to just be free. This photo is completely unretouched... it is just so GREEN here in the Spring. Magnolia Plantation is one of those places that makes me thankful to be a local. The plantation is exactly 30 minutes from Mt. Pleasant so why not treat it as a playground? A very special, very beautiful one. Wander the green fields...


Your children will love the fairy-like quality of the moss draped gardens...


Pack a picnic ( this Nanna sandwich is our own and the delicious 3 bean salad is from the plantation's Peacock Cafe)...


There are so many shady spots here for a picnic...


Take a mommy moment (a great place to go for Mother's Day) and enjoy the view of these amazing candy stripe camellias...


And you can even throw in a bit of history while you're here by studying the slave quarters...


For more information and details on the history of Magnolia Plantation click here
Magnolia Plantation
3550 Ashley River Rd.
Charleston, SC 29414
Open 365 days a year (another reason for an annual membership)
*2013 Photo Contest - photos must be taken between March 1st and March 30th and are due by June 6th.
for details and entry, visit http://www.lowcountryphotoclub.org/Magnolia_Plantation.html
* PMK tip- Consider an annual membership and visit the plantation often. There is a lot to do here with children and a lot of ground to cover. You can also wow summer guests with this Low Country gem. There is a general admission fee and then each additional site is listed as a separate fee like an a la carte menu. If you plan to visit often through the Spring and Summer, it is well worth the $100 annual family admission as it also includes the Audubon Swamp (stay tuned for another post on this).

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