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Remember to Smell the Roses

Remember to Smell the Roses

Did you know America’s first hybridized rose was born in Charleston? In the early 1800s, a rice planter crossed two rose species to create Champneys’ Pink Cluster, which was later named Blush Noisette. The new Noisette roses became a sensation and added a beguilingly fragrant chapter to Charleston’s colorful history. Today, many Charlestonians carry forth a passion for gardening, and roses play a special role in the city’s botanical wonderland persona.

Delicate blossoms, pastel colors, and mesmerizing scents… take a leisurely stroll through the city to experience the splendor of Charleston-in-bloom. Or, if you are on the hunt to see specific Heritage Rose, download this map prepared by the Charleston Horticultural Society: {click here}

And if you can’t make it to Charleston today, take a virtual stroll via the photos below!

Spring in Charleston

 

Spring in Charleston, S.C.

 

Spring in Charleston, S.C.

 

Spring in Charleston, S.C.

 

Spring in Charleston, S.C.

 

Spring in Charleston, S.C.

 

Spring in Charleston, S.C.

 

Spring in Charleston, S.C.

 

Spring in Charleston, S.C.

 

Spring in Charleston, S.C.

 

Spring in Charleston, S.C.

 

Spring in Charleston, S.C.

 

Spring in Charleston, S.C.

 

Spring in Charleston, S.C.

 

Spring in Charleston, S.C.