Consider a Day Trip to the Swamp

by Rachel Baker on October 4, 2013

Gardenista has a montage of photos from a trip to the Cypress Gardens in South Carolina. Check it out and consider take a trip.

When Henry David Thoreau wrote, “…if it were proposed to me to dwell in the neighborhood of the most beautiful garden that ever human art contrived, or else of a dismal swamp, I should certainly decide for the swamp,” we can only imagine that he’d been accustomed primarily to the murky swamps of the American Northeast. Had he traveled south, he might have realized that it’s possible for the most beautiful garden and swamp to be one and the same.

Cypress Gardens in Moncks Corner, South Carolina hosts a swamp where cypress and tupelo trees rise from glassy black water, branches are festooned in spanish moss, and fragrant white water lilies look like so many pearls bobbing in the still water. Okay, yes, there’s also the occasional alligator. But if you ask us, the element of danger is half the fun of a swampy adventure.

Also, here’s the website for Cypress Gardens, SC:

Here’s the website for Cypress Gardens and Legoland in Florida:

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