These gardens were developed sometime in the 1920s. I can remember my family having picnics there as a small child. There are still some of the original picnic shelters built of cypress logs in the gardens. The rows and rows of blooming roses are a site to see and smell. Personally I love the Cypress trees that you find throughout the gardens. The Edisto River makes it way along the back edge with the old wooden water wheel still running. In the spring the garden walk along the river is breathtaking. Since the 20s the city has added statuary, monuments, fountains,and boardwalks. However, to me the best part of the gardens is the older part with just the Azaleas, Roses, Dogwoods, and Cypress trees. Hopefully, they will stop adding "attractions" that (personally) take away from the natural beauty.
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