The Explore Charleston Garden

Show Gardens

The garden celebrates the naturally biodiverse and environmentally important wild wetland areas of Charleston, steeped in cultural history. English formality and the traditional pocket gardens found in this beautiful city.

Wander through manicured hedges and symmetrical patterns, evoking classic English gardens before seamlessly transitioning into the serene, free-flowing beauty of Lowcountry grasses and flora.

The garden pays homage to the pocket gardens of Charleston with reclaimed materials, handmade brick and wrought iron. The centrepiece of the formal garden is a classical antique water feature inspired by the iconic Chapel Street Fountian.

The harmonious coexistence of two distinct styles reflects Charleston's versatile landscapes, a blend of tradition and innovation with beauty in every turn.

At a glance:

Who is this garden for? 
For the public to enjoy.
Where is the garden set?  
Set within both rural and urban contexts in Charleston South Carolina​.
Who or what is the design inspiration?
The historic courtyard gardens of Charleston and also the wetland areas which surround the city.

Key sustainability points

  • The elements will be broken down post show and items will be returned to suppliers, recycled or donated to charity post show.
  • The garden uses many recycled materials and reclaimed hard landscape products.

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