When was the last time you visited Charleston in the spring? Better yet, have you ever been to Charleston when it is in full bloom? In all honesty, spring is the only time of year that gives you the unique opportunity to witness the wonderful homes, gardens, and plantations in all of their natural glory. The weather is usually mild, and the blooming landscape is utterly inspiring. If you are considering a trip to Charleston in the near future, try scheduling it for the spring. Here is what you can expect in Charleston during this great time of the year:
There is no other opportunity to experience the intimacy and charm found in Charleston’s historic districts, like the Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens. You get the unique chance to go beyond ‘gates’ to see some of Charleston’s most famous historic homes and residences. Here is what you need to know about the festival:
Schedule: March 22 – April 21, 2012
Tickets: For more information or to purchase tickets, you can call the ticket office: (843.722.3405)
Description: Set amid the historic ambience of the city’s Old & Historic District, this series of award-winning tours showcases Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. These tours provide a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences, dating to the 18th century.
Beautiful architecture and lush gardens are woven throughout the historic neighborhoods of Charleston, which has consistently been named among the ten most courteous and friendly cities in America and was named Top City in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Visit Charleston to see why it has been renowned for three centuries as “a city set in a garden.” The Festival is set during the peak of the city’s blooming season. Tours feature seven to 10 properties each day in one of 11 neighborhoods, dating from the American colonial period, through the antebellum and Victorian eras, to early 20th century.
Also, touring one of the local plantations in Charleston is a great, romantic experience and truly worth the time if you are visiting this spring. Remember to consider one of the many plantations that surround the area. You can choose to schedule unique tours and get a taste of the rich history that has defined the Charleston community. Here is a list of the plantations that surround Charleston:
- Middleton Place
- 4300 Ashley River Road
- (843) 556-6020
- Boone Hall Plantation
- Mount Pleasant
- (843) 884-4371