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azaleas

September 2018
Finding wonder and welcome in Charleston’s hidden alleys

April 2018
Since azaleas were introduced to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, their springtime explosion has given way to boundless...

April 2018
When New York philanthropists Victor and Marjorie Nott Morawetz decided to find a winter home in 1929, they had the...

April 2018
For more than 20 years, Yvonne Smalls has hosted an invite-only ladies’ luncheon in her Wando garden

November 2017
With an eye toward the future as much as the past, Historic Charleston Foundation’s outgoing CEO, Katharine “Kitty”...

May 2017
Activism, art, and a flood of urgency inform and awaken the work of Mary Edna Fraser

April 2017
After her run to the French Open quarterfinals last summer and a recent win over No. 4 seeded Simona Halep at the...

April 2017
From their downtown single house and courtyard garden, Monica and Ken Seeger adopt an inclusive entertaining policy

April 2017
On April 7 and 8, Old Towne Creek County Park blooms into a gardener’s paradise: the 16th annual Plantasia, organized...

Learn how one couple turned a suburban green space into an Asian contemplative garden

April 2016
A Copenhagen native brings Danish charm to a 19th-century manse and its courtyard garden

A Mount Pleasant family moves to the Caribbean and back again—and, in the process, refines their approach to outdoor...

December 2016

August 2015
Tranquil beauty reigns in local David Rawle’s labor of love, the new Theodora Park in Ansonborough

January 2015
In the French Quarter, a preservation-minded couple restores two adjoined 19th-century townhomes into a graceful single...

October 2014
A local businesswoman and community volunteer turns a 1956 residence into the contemporary home of her dreams—without...

April 2014
Jacob Lindsey brings equal parts chutzpah and worldly know-how to Charleston’s Civic Design Center

April 2014
A neglected lot gets a makeover, including a new home and private garden that blend seamlessly by design    

March 2014
Each spring, azalea blooms turn the Lowcountry landscape into a kaleidoscope of pink, red, purple, magenta, and white....

February 2014

August 2013
Under cover of a handful of oaks, self-taught gardener Tommy Peters creates a cool garden hideaway

Pro green thumbs Casey and Robert O’Dell carve out a bustling backyard oasis fit for family and creatures alike

February 2013
Restoring the historic camellias of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

April 2011
One couple’s James Island garden comes of age

April 2011
Local horticulturists and volunteers gear up to save a national treasure

April 2011
One man’s ongoing battle for yard improvement

April 2010
Remembrances from a year spent gathering and arranging the floral bounty of Lowcountry gardens—adapted from Southern...

April 2010
Retired physician and green hobbyist Gene Johnson transforms an outdated downtown yard into a lush, open-air living...

January 2010
Finding wonder and welcome in Charleston’s hidden alleys