The Secret Gardens of Charleston

The Secret Gardens of Charleston


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ISBN-13: 9781611171464
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 10/28/2012
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Louisa Pringle Cameron grew up amid historic gardens in her native city of Charleston, South Carolina. Cameron is a graduate of Hollins College in Virginia and of Clemson University's Master Gardener Program in Charleston. She is an accomplished gardener, watercolorist, and lecturer.

Lauren Preller Chambers is a freelance photographer who lives on Sullivans Island, South Carolina.

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Charleston, founded in 1670, has an important history of gardening. It has been as alluring to horticulturists as it has been appealing to sophisticated travelers throughout its history. Mark Catesby, a naturalist, historian, and artist, documented plants and sent them (along with seeds) back to England in the early 1700s. The French government funded Andre Michaux's plant collecting expeditions to America, where he and his son eventually established a nursery near Charleston in 1787. The Gardenia and the Poinsettia were named for botanically-minded early Charlestonians, and the first rose to be hybridized in America, Champneys' Pink Cluster, was grown at a large garden just south of the city.

Table of Contents



A Garden in Ansonborough

A Garden in the Crescent

The Garden of the Isaac Motte Dart House

The Garden of the John Fullerton House

A Garden on Greenhill Street

The Garden of the Harth-Middleton House

The Formal Garden of the Andrew Hasell House

The Hannah Heyward House Garden

The Garden of the Kohne-Leslie House

The Garden of the William Korber House

The Garden of the George Lusher House

A Garden on Meeting Street

The Garden of the Elizabeth Petrie House

The Garden of the James L. Petigru Law Office

A Pleasure Garden

The Garden of the Poyas-Edwards House

The Garden of the Old St. Michael's Rectory

The Garden of the Anthony Toomer House

The Garden of the Doctor Anthony Vanderhorst Toomer House

A Garden on Vanderhorst Row

The Garden of the Thomas R. Waring House

The Garden of the Henry Porter Williams House

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