Charleston In Bloom


Home to America’s first landscaped gardens, the nation’s only commercial tea garden and the country’s oldest romantic-style gardens - Charleston is quite literally rooted in history in the form of sprawling plantations. A walk down the city’s cobblestone streets will reveal secret gardens set betwixt pastel-painted Colonial homes and behind swirling wrought iron gates. Plan your trip to Charleston, SC to smell the sweet scent of jasmine and see the storied gardens that continue to beckon visitors from oceans away.

Charleston Is A Botanical Playground Year-Round

No matter your trip dates, you’ll find plenty to explore and enjoy. Let the vacation planning begin!


Jan - March

The gray days of winter hardly pay a visit Charleston due, in part, to the centuries-old camellias that bloom this time of year displaying ruffled blossoms in vibrant shades of pink, red and white throughout the city.


April - June

Peek behind the garden gates and porch doors of Charleston most alluring private residences during the award-wining tours and educational events of Historic Charleston Foundation’s Festival of Houses and Gardens.


July - Sept

Summertime Saturdays in Charleston call for one thing: The Charleston Farmer’s Market. A wide variety of 100+ local farmers, purveyors and artisans gather in Marion Square for an event that attracts citizens and visitors alike bringing together people from all parts of the low country and beyond.


Oct - Dec

Stroll through intimate gardens and step inside some of the city’s most treasured yet rarely seen private homes during the Preservation Society of Charleston’s annual Fall Tour of Homes and Gardens.


Charleston, SC Visitors Guide

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