The 庭园’s collections weave a rich tapestry of garden flowers, celebrating their beauty and universal appeal. Since flowering plants co-evolved with their pollinators, these collections also reveal the necessity of protecting those hardworking insect species.
The heritage garden is a place where our history comes alive. Pass-along perennials remind us of our grandmother’s garden, and the brick walls and symmetrical hedges evoke the early gardens of Savannah, Charleston, and the rural South. I particularly enjoy growing historical crops such as cotton, tobacco, rice, and indigo.
Some visitors are reminded of working in the fields, while others experience these important plants for the first time. Visit in the springtime to see azaleas, dogwoods, magnolias, and old-fashioned roses in bloom; or come in the autumn and winter to see the winter veggies, confederate roses, and ripening citrus fruit.
The 树荫下，原生植物花园 are at their peak in the spring when dogwoods, magnolias and azaleas are bursting with color! The Native Flora Garden is especially enchanting as we watch spring ephemerals and wild flowers bloom in succession—almost every day brings something new!
The fall is also a great time to see the glorious colors of the Garden as the leaves change from green to reds, yellows, oranges and purples. When the weather is cool, it is time to start looking for the Camellias to shine! In the summertime, it is a great Garden to have a leisurely stroll to stay cool in the shade.