South Carolina, Litchfield, Brookgreen Gardens, DeBordieu, Arcadia, Mcclellanville

Arden has a home in Litchfield Beach and it is awesome with huge private beaches and we go kayaking and swimming here.  In addition we visit Murals Inlet and Brook Green Gardens and got to see Arcadia Plantation.  Brook Green Gardens is an amazing place like Longwood gardens with incredible gardens, museums and statues.  WE also visit McClellanville home of my great uncle and the Vanderbilt plantation . Below is Litchfield Beach 




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We also visited Brookgreen Gardens. I highly recommend visiting Brookgreen Gardens As it is amazing. Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve, located just south of Murrells Inlet in S.C. The 9,100-acre property includes several themed gardens featuring American figurative sculptures, a Lowcountry Zoo, and trails through several nature reserves on the property. It was founded by Archer Milton Huntington to feature sculptures in a wonderful setting. Brookgreen Gardens was opened in 1932. It was developed on property of four former rice plantations, taking its name from the former Brookgreen Plantation  which dates to the antebellum period.  Some photos below of Brookgreen Gardens = wow









They have a great museum to shop in as well 

Arcadia Plantation was amazing and photos below. Arcadia Plantation, originally known as Prospect Hill Plantation, is a historic plantation located near Georgetown South Carolina. The main portion of the house was built about 1794, as a two-story clapboard structure set upon a raised brick basement in the Georgian style. In 1906 Captain Isaac Edward Emerson, the “Bromo-Seltzer King” from my home town of Baltimore, purchased the property. Two flanking wings were added in the early 20th century. A series of terraced gardens extend from the front of the house toward the Waccamaw and that is how we entered. Also on the property is a large two-story guest house (c. 1910), tennis courts, a bowling alley, stables, five tenant houses and a frame church. The property also contains two cemeteries and other plantation-related outbuilding it is amazing and photos below


From here we visited Debordieu Colony. We visited Debordieu Colony for our nephews wedding and it is an extremely private gated community with miles of ocean front beach, peaceful marshes, Golf, tennis and club house. The wedding and Debordieu are awesome and the wedding was held at the club house below

 

and some shots of Debordieu Colony and its activities below starting with the club house and photos are not mine

Golf

From here we visited McClellanville  where my great Uncle Harry Clay Travers Jr. is buried. The town goes way back and was a fishing center and my great Uncle is on a war veteran plaque

Other Photos below from the area