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Along the Ashley River at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, outside Charleston, S.C.

GOOD NEWS: Magnolia Gardens to undergo $3.2 million habitat restoration

Staff reports  | Ducks Unlimited has received a $1 million federal grant to launch a habitat enhancement and restoration project at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, according to a press release. The goal is to improve the flow of water through the various impoundments and ponds on the 500-acre Magnolia property to raise the diversity of plants and animals.

Funding from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) will be combined with $2.2 million in matching funds from federal, non-profit, state and private sources, said James A. Rader, manager of conservation programs in Ducks Unlimited’s South Atlantic Field Office in Charleston. The first phase of the two-year project will begin in the spring.

PHOTO ESSAY: Magnolia’s blooming azaleas

PHOTO ESSAY: Magnolia’s blooming azaleas

YOU DON’T EXPECT to see azaleas bloom with the deep, rich color of a South Carolina peach, but you can find them at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens along the Ashley River west of Charleston. The attraction, which is attracting more visitors than ever, has more than a half million azaleas on its grounds, according to director Tom Johnson.

by · 04/04/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
FOCUS: Bees bring a hive of possibilities to Magnolia Gardens

FOCUS: Bees bring a hive of possibilities to Magnolia Gardens

By Herb Frazier | Bee hives soon will give Magnolia Plantation and Gardens a new buzz to highlight the insect’s role as pollinators and the human threat to them.

Tori Johnson, Magnolia’s student and youth group coordinator, recently earned her wings as a certified beekeeper after completing a two-day introductory beekeeping course sponsored by the Charleston Area Beekeepers Association.

by · 03/21/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
FEEDBACK: There’s another state military museum

FEEDBACK: There’s another state military museum

Steven Jeffcoat: A friend of mine sent me your editorial regarding why we exactly need a Confederate Relic Room. Of particular interest was your assertion that said Relic Room be renamed the “South Carolina Military Museum”.

by · 02/08/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
BRACK: Meet Tom Johnson, Magnolia’s “camellia man”

BRACK: Meet Tom Johnson, Magnolia’s “camellia man”

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | Simply put, Tom Johnson is a character — a Georgia-drawling, camellia-addicted, big-hearted, fun-loving, hard-working, straight-talking character.

We tell you this because Johnson, who oversees the country’s largest camellia assortment at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, is featured as “The Camellia Man” in the latest and 50th anniversary issue of Southern Living (pp. 144-149). In the article, he’s as sassy and fun as we remember during a trip to Cuba with him, wife Mary Ann Johnson and more than a dozen others last August.

by · 02/01/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views