Southern Garden

Heyward-Washington House, Charleston, South Carolina

I have always wanted to visit Charleston, South Carolina and we have planned to visit numerous times over the past ten years, but every time we began planning, something would come up and we had to cancel. This year, we finally got our wish. What a charming little city.  I have travelled extensively to other southern cities but none are as quaint as Charleston. From their horse-drawn carriages to the old architecture and plantations, you feel transported to a different time.

One of the unexpected treats that we discovered walking down the streets were the alleyways that gave us a peek into the beautiful gardens that lie behind the houses. Many of them gave just a glimpse. We decided to take a tour of the Heyward-Washington House where George Washington stayed on a visit to Charleston. This is the garden right behind the house and is typical of Charleston gardens.