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Sep 29 2010

Gardens for gardeners: tour the gardens of historic Mazyck Wraggborrough

CHS Hort Society FallTour

The parterre at the Joseph Aiken Mansion will be included on the tour.

Provided by the Charleston Horticultural Society

The Charleston Horticultural Society welcomes gardeners and garden enthusiasts alike to their annual fall Gardens for Gardeners Tour on Sunday, October 3, 2010.

This year, the focus will be Charleston’s gorgeous Garden District, also known as Mazyck Wraggborrough. Located downtown, the area is off the beaten path and is largely undiscovered. Founded in the late 1700s, Mazyck Wraggborrough was popular for wealthy families seeking suburban living. Nestled among the colonial and antebellum homes is a diverse collection of gardens and garden styles. The tour will visit eight to 10 private gardens, including the acclaimed parterre at the Joseph Aiken Mansion.

The tour will begin at noon and wrap up at 4 p.m. Tickets are $45/$25 for Horticultural Society members. Advance purchase tickets available by calling 579-9922. Tickets the day of the event can be purchased at Charleston Visitors Center, 375 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 20403.

The fall Gardens for Gardeners Tour is incredibly important to the mission and fundraising efforts of the Charleston Horticultural Society. Through our tour efforts we are able to provide resources, education and inspiration to the Lowcountry community — an incredibly important part of the CHS mission.

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