The beauty that a home and a garden possess is truly a sight to behold. A beautiful and well-kept garden takes time and effort to cultivate and a keen sense to flower and color details is needed to make it look attractive. It is for this reason that homeowners extend their doors to visitors who would like to marvel at the beauty of their surroundings.
The Garden Club of Charleston sponsors a house and garden tours every spring for its members and other participants. The tour will include a visitation of Charlestons historic and magnificent homes and their gardens. A fresh flower arrangement can be seen in each rooms of the house that are regularly created and maintained by its members. The owners of these homes have graciously opened their doors for the garden club and its visitors to see.
The House and Garden Tours are able to set-up few rules and regulations in relation to their touring activity. Children below 12 years of age are not permitted to attend because of the long travel that might compromise their comfort. Children also tend to be playful and the club does not want to them to break anything in this private homes. Attendees are encouraged to don their comfortable clothing and walking shoes as the place possess a humid climate. The participants will walk on streets lined with bricks and cobblestones that is why high heels are not advisable.
The proceeds for the tour will go to the continuous maintenance of two historic houses namely: The Joseph Manigault House Garden and The Heyward-Washington Garden respectively. These two houses are part of The Charleston Museum. The Heyward-Washington House is named after the late President George Washington because he used to be a visitor there. The Garden Club also maintains and sponsors the healing garden of the Psychiatric Center of The Medical University of South Carolina.