As if the charm of Charleston isn’t enough reason to pack your bags and head to the Holy City, the sweet scent of the destination’s secret gardens allures visitors from cities, states and oceans away. While Charleston blooms year-round, the Lowcountry boasts its boldest blooms in the spring and summer months. Take in the grandeur of delicate white dogwood at the Flowertown Festival, discover hot pink azaleas tucked away in private gardens during the 70th Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens or join Bulldog Tours for a stroll through the Historic District to admire a bounty of beautiful blooms. Scroll on to discover when and where to spot spring and summer blooms in the Lowcountry.
March: Dogwood // Flowertown Festival
April: Azalea // 70th Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens
May: Magnolia // Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
June: Gardenia // Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
July: Crape Myrtle // Historic Downtown Charleston
August: Hydrangea // Middleton Place
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