CHARLESTON ITINERARIES

Garden Party

Explore Charleston's Historic Hidden Gardens
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Garden Party STAY

Start the morning sipping your morning cup of coffee and end the day enjoying an award-winning meal in a romantic hidden garden courtyard. Romance begins here.

Kings Courtyard Inn

Kings Courtyard Inn charms visitors with its lush garden setting and warm Southern hospitality. Not only is the inn located within walking distance of Charleston's historic homes, gardens and churches, but is just one block away from the bustling Charleston City Market.

Zero George

This luxurious boutique hotel is tucked away from the hustle and bustle. #ExploreCharleston via Zero George’s complimentary (& oh-so-cute) bicycles before enjoying wine and cheese on the piazza and indulging in an elevated dining experience featuring seasonal, local ingredients in the cozy garden courtyard.

Elliott House Inn

Nestled beneath centuries-old oaks, Elliott House Inn can be found in the heart of Charleston’s historic district and features original hardwood floors, breezy piazzas and the intimacy of a quaint bed and breakfast. Sneak away to the tranquil, cobblestone courtyard for breakfast or to enjoy the evening wine and cheese reception.

86 Cannon

This luxury boutique inn is housed in a fully restored, three-story circa 1860’s single house and boasts two beautiful window boxes. Hop on one of 86 Cannon's complimentary bicycles and see how many different types of blooms you can spot in Charleston during your exploring!

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Garden Party PLAY

There's something beautiful blooming year-round in Charleston, from camellias to azaleas to magnolia! Are you ready to explore?

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Festival of Houses & Gardens

Stroll beyond the garden gates of the Charleston peninsula’s most intriguing private residences during these award-winning tours. The Festival of Houses and Gardens showcases Charleston’s distinctive history, architecture, gardens and culture.

Charleston Area Plantations

Plantations are deeply woven into American history and tell stories that connect our past and present. Each of Charleston's plantations blends beauty, botanics, architecture, and history while Middleton Place and Magnolia Plantation & Gardens are among the oldest gardens in America.

Guided Walking Tour

Take a stroll through Charleston's cobblestone streets with Bulldog Tours and hear the stories they have to tell while passing by overflowing window boxes, hidden gardens and beautifully untamed graveyards.

The Fall Tours

Curious about what's behind the garden gates and front doors of some of the most beautiful and historic homes in America? Spend an Autumn afternoon finding out and supporting the amazing Preservation Society of Charleston's efforts!

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Garden Party DINE

Sip on herb-inspired cocktails, plant-based plates and farm-fresh bites at these Charleston eateries.

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Basic Kitchen

Basic Kitchen uses seasonal and local produce, whole grains and legumes and a rainbow of spices to create imaginative plates that are not only nourishing, but photo-worthy and delicious. Sip on a Thyme After Thyme cocktail while enjoying a side of cauliflower wings in their courtyard filled with plants and herbs actually used by the kitchen!

The Park Cafe

The Park Cafe sources ingredients from local Charleston purveyors, so the garden-fresh food speaks for itself! Pop in for breakfast or lunch and enjoy their mouth-watering Avocado Toast, Veggie Grain Bowl and Grilled Grapefruit.

Butcher & Bee

Butcher & Bee partners with local farmers to bring fresh, handpicked flavors to every dish. The Anson Mills Grain Bowl is a local favorite and features apples, broccolini, radish, shaved fennel, dandelion greens and a date vinaigrette.

The Macintosh

Enjoy a farm-to-table experience like no other at Macintosh. The restaurant's inventive menu, which rotates seasonally, is rooted in the South, relying on the bounty of the Lowcountry’s farms and waterways to inspire items like seasonal gnudi and stuffed Manchester Farm quail.

The Grocery

The Grocery provides unforgettable plates featuring fresh produce, seafood and ingredients sourced by local farmers, fisherman and foragers. Whether you're digging into the Knife & Fork Pork Biscuit for brunch or the Farm Egg Raviolo for dinner, you're sure to be making a return reservation before the meal is over.

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Garden Party SHOP

From garden-scented candles to garden-gate inspired jewelry, you're sure to love these local items.

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Candlefish

Explore Candlefish's Library, which includes 100 unique fragrances, to find the perfect fit for you. From jasmine to tea olive, Candlefish provides the opportunity to take Charleston's blooming florals home with you (in candle form, of course).

Charleston City Market

Take a stroll through the historic Charleston City Market and you're bound to see an incredibly talented sweetgrass basket weavers. One of our favorite products created by these treasured artisans are the beautiful Palmetto Roses, an artform that dates back to the Civil War!

Gold Creations

Gold Creations' Gates of Charleston collection is inspired by the beautiful wrought-iron gates that grant access to many of Charleston's beguiling gardens. Display a piece of Charleston history wherever you go with their cuff bracelets or earrings!

The Joggle Factory

Wander through a number of Charleston's gardens and you're bound to see a Joggling Board, which is known to be painted the iconic deep black-green color known as "Charleston Green." It is said that offering guests a seat on your joggling board is considered an invitation for friendship!

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