Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

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  • Prosecco on the Portico of Drayton Hall ◊ March 8
    At 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 8 you will be welcomed to Drayton Hall to enjoy prosecco overlooking Charleston’s most beautiful estate landscape.
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  • Downtown Charleston Walk – Drayton Houses ◊ March 14
    Join the Curators of Historic Architecture of Drayton Hall for a walk in downtown Charleston to see and discuss the history of the Drayton family in downtown Charleston, SC. Generations of Draytons lived in both downtown Charleston and at Drayton Hall, many of their homes still stand today. This walking tour of city homes attached to the Drayton family and Drayton Hall’s history will be held on Saturday, March 14 and Saturday, April 4, 2020.
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  • Drayton Hall Kids! Discover Archaeology ◊ March 15
    Bring the kids to Drayton Hall on Sunday, March 15 for Discover Archaeology!, a drop-in education program from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
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  • Historic Entertaining and Wine Tasting ◊ March 21
    Join in a historic entertaining-inspired interpretive conversation followed by a wine tasting. Take the opportunity to learn about the Draytons’ entertaining through research, archaeological discoveries, and Drayton diaries. Then, enjoy wines with histories relevant to entertaining at Drayton Hall through the generations.
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  • Lights of Magnolia ◊ Now through March 15, 2020
    Step inside a unique blend of Chinese Culture and Southern hospitality. Lights of Magnolia is a 9-acre experience of larger-than-life Chinese lanterns in the shapes of flowers, animals, traditional Chinese symbols, and more. Stroll through 23 different themed areas and walk away with unforgettable memories.
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  • Annual Spring Market and Symposium ◊ March 14
    Spring is in the air! Welcome in the new season at Magnolia’s Annual Spring Symposium and Market. This year’s theme is “A Fresh Perspective: Gardens with a World of Inspiring Plants”. Enjoy workshops, demonstrations, a market and plant sale. An incredible line-up of guest speakers will introduce you to some new plants and concepts from around the world that will liven up your Lowcountry Garden.The Spring Market and Plant sale will occur in conjunction with the workshops from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Shop at the market from numerous specialty vendors offering artisan products, garden decorative items and local food. Head to the Gilliard Garden Center to fill your garden with beautiful blooms and textures! Knowledgeable staff will be there to guide you and help you make the perfect choice for your home and garden. Choose from camellias, azaleas, figs, quince, iris and so much more.Admission to the spring market and plant sale is free. Attendance to the workshops, demonstrations and children’s activities requires garden admission.
    Click here for the list of speakers, workshops and additional information.

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  • Camellia Walks ◊ February through March 14
    Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
    Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Special walking tours given by expert guides focus on the historic camellias, including the 1786 Reine des Fleurs, one of the first camellias planted in America. Tours last approximately 75 minutes. Space is limited and reservations required.
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  • Garden Stroll & Wine Tastings ◊ March 18 & 26
    From 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm sip and stroll in America’s oldest landscaped gardens while sampling old and new world wines. Each Wednesday evening, a different garden location will be paired with a selection of wines for you to sample. Enjoy spectacular views and light snacks
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