It is a pre-revolutionary plantation and boasts the oldest established horticultural gardens on the continent. The house and grounds have been in the same family for over 300 years. Starting right off with the first owner, formal flower gardens were planted and cared for as carefully as the rice fields. Each successive owner added to size of the gardens and enhanced the number of species collected. They were careful to balance art with nature by providing habitats to protect the native wildlife.
I took lots of photos of the statuary
and of the wildlife
Even at an off season like late November, the place is spectacular.
can't wait to come back in the spring when all of the azaleas are in bloom