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Arcadia Publishing

Historic Charleston Gardens

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This volume in the Images of America series preserves through vintage photographs the gardens that, by their very nature, are impermanent. Although Charleston’s contemporary gardens are well documented in other sources, those of past generations are depicted here, reminding readers that Charleston was primarily a city of family homes where life was enjoyed in the garden. From more traditional formal designs to surprisingly informal yards, these 19th and 20th-century photographs detail gardening life from bygone eras. Beyond the peninsula, informal country gardens were a small but important part of working farms, and summer cottage yards were intended for recreation and relaxation.

Written by T. Hunter McEaddy and Catherine P. McEaddy
2007 Arcadia Publishing

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