When you’re here staying in a Charleston beach house, you owe it to yourself to check out some gardens.  And one in particular will also help get you in the Halloween mood.

There are many things that draw people to the Charleston area…the culture, the natural beauty, the history… and all these come together beautifully at area plantations.

One of the best known and most beloved is Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  This Lowcountry treasure has been around for 300 years and was named by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the 17 most beautiful gardens in America  –  the only one in South Carolina to make the list.

It’s convenient to all our rental homes South Carolina, be it a luxury house on Isle of Palms or a Folly Beach house Charleston.

And if you’re here this week or next, they’re celebrating Halloween in a special way during the two weekends before Halloween.  It’s the 8th annual Family Fright Nights… a fun, family-oriented, not-too-scary way to celebrate the holiday.  It’s especially appropriate for the kids staying in your Charleston beach house.

It’ll take place October 21st and 22nd, and October 28th and 29th (the next two Fridays and Saturdays).  Gates will be open from 6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.  Admission is $10 per person, $40 for a car with up to five passengers, or free for annual members.

All activities are included in the admission price.  Food will be available for purchase.

Get set for:

  • Big hay mountain
  • Haunted train rides
  • Mad scientist’s lab
  • Hay bale maze
  • Costume contest
  • Marshmallows
  • Games and crafts for kids
  • Pony rides
  • Storytelling
  • Family photo booth
  • Face painting and more.

Each night a costume contest winner will be chosen among the girls and one from the boys, and each one will receive annual passes to Magnolia Gardens.

Here’s more on the event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/769575226517413/

Now in bloom near your Charleston beach house

Now in bloom near your Charleston beach house

Also at Magnolia, from now through February, their world-famous camellias are in bloom.  It’s the oldest and largest collection of camellias in United States… and has been named an International Garden of Excellence by the International Camellia Society  –  one of only a handful of gardens in the world to be so honored.

So while much of the country may be mired in winter weather and pelted with ice and snow, you can be strolling through one of the world’s best collections of a gorgeous southern flowers  –  yet another reason to come to a Charleston beach house in the so-called “off-season.”

Matter of fact, a whole lot is blooming in the gardens right now.  During the month of October, you can see:

Aucuba Japonica
Beauty Berry
Bedding Plants
Canna Lilies
Herb Garden
Pampas Grass

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is open 365 days of the year, and it’s located at 3550 Ashley River Road in Charleston, a pleasant drive from all our SC vacation rentals, either our Isle of Palms vacation rentals or Folly Beach rentals Charleston.

This is their website with more about the gardens, the house, and their schedule of events:  www.magnoliaplantation.com

Here’s a link to their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Magnolia-Plantation-and-Gardens-96960662156/

As always, remember to call EP when you are in the market for beach house rentals Charleston SC.  Our collection of luxury beach house rentals SC, and especially Isle of Palms luxury rentals, is without peer.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger