National Geographic : 1939 Mar
National Geographic Society Kodachrom ePhotograph byB.Anthony Stewart JOHN GALSWO-RTHY CALLED MAGNOLIA GARDENS "THE MOST BEAUTIFULIN TITE WORLD" Flaming azaleas, 15 to 20 feet high, line the lanes winding through the two-century-old estate. Immense moss-covered cypresses fringe the mirroring lagoons that dot the 25-acre Eden, on the banks of the Ashley River. Towering camellias, wisteria vines, and dogwood add their hues tothe riot of color in March and early April. The gardens take their name from the many varieties of magnolia that burst into bloom inMay (Plate XIII).