Cypress Gardens

Charleston, South Carolina

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Half a day's walk through cultivated gardens and natural areas in a cypress-tupelo blackwater swamp. Cypress Gardens is a 163-acre blend of natural and exotic vegetation in the heart of Dean Hall Plantation. The centerpiece of Cypress Gardens is a shallow blackwater wetland with a rich history dating back to the early 1700s. The gardens are an eye-popping wonder of blazing azaleas, flowering dogwoods, colorful daffodils, scented wisteria, and numerous other blooming specimens that double their beauty through their perfect reflections in the dark, quiet waters. The flowers are in peak bloom in March and April, but the gardens are beautiful at any time of year. The natural beauty of Cypress Gardens has not gone unnoticed by Hollywood, and a number of movies have been filmed here, including The Yearling, North and South, and Rear View Mirror.

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"Half a day's walk through cultivated gardens and natural areas in a cypress-tupelo blackwater swamp. Cypress Gardens is a 163-acre blend of natural and exotic vegetation in the heart of Dean Hall Plantation. The centerpiece of Cypress Gardens is a shallow blackwater wetland with a rich history dating back to the early 1700s.

The gardens are an eye-popping wonder of blazing azaleas, flowering dogwoods, colorful daffodils, scented wisteria, and numerous other blooming specimens that double their beauty through their perfect reflections in the dark, quiet waters. The flowers are in peak bloom in March and April, but the gardens are beautiful at any time of year. The natural beauty of Cypress Gardens has not gone unnoticed by Hollywood, and a number of movies have been filmed here, including The Yearling, North and South, and Rear View Mirror."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Charleston
Distance: 3.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Half a day
Season: Year-round.
Local Contacts: Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner, SC 29461; (843) 553-0515
Local Maps: Cypress Gardens Visitor Information and Map; Kittredge USGS quad
Driving Directions: Directions to Cypress Gardens

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May 2018