Most people visit Middleton Place in the spring when the azaleas are in full bloom. It is a glorious sight. Winter is a very different experience at Middleton, but we had a wonderful time nonetheless. We may have seen only a few flowers in bloom, but we had the place to ourselves. The garden is much more than flowers.
Middleton Place is the home of the oldest landscaped gardens in the country and has been welcoming visitors for decades. Although Middleton Place House is open for tours, the focus here is most certainly the gardens. The formal gardens were laid out in 1741 in the classic style and were expanded in the new romantic style in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
|Looking Toward the Butterfly Lakes and Ashley River
|Middleton Place House
|South Green Walk
Middleton Place is such a beautiful and peaceful place to explore and a place that I never tire of visiting.
|Rice Mill Pond
|Flooded Rice Field
|Wood Nymph Statue