English Garden

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Paved


0.30 miles


One Way


Paved, Concrete, Boardwalk

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Scenic Observation
  • Picnic Area
  • Parking
  • Visitor Center
  • Point of Interest
  • Restrooms
  • Handicap Access
  • Information Sign
  • Pets
  • Fee
  • No Camping


Walk along the marsh or through the 80 acres of park-style gardens, featuring thousands of azaleas, camellias and live oaks, some several hundred years old.

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After you exit the fortified area on the History Trail, you will come to the junction with the Garden Trail. You can turn right to see the Legare/Waring house and view the ruins of the Horry-Lucas house, evidence of the continued use of the site after the settlement period. Turn left and you will enter the gardens where you can see azaleas, camellias, wisteria, bald cypress, and Japanese yews.

Handicap Accessibility: All areas and facilities of the park are accessible by wheelchair with the exception of the Adventure exhibit (17th century replica ship). The Adventure is viewable from shore. All pathways are paved, concrete or boardwalk. The 17th century Common House exhibit and current archaeological research site is hard, packed dirt. Manual wheelchairs may need assistance at these locations.


From Charleston: Drive west on US 17 South and cross the Ashley River Bridge. Bear right onto SC 61/171, drive two miles and bear right on SC 171. The Charles Towne Landing entrance is one mile on the right.

From Exit 216 A on I-26: Drive south on SC 7 for four miles and bear left on US 171. The Charles Towne Landing entrance is one mile on the left.

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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site | 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, SC 29407 | (843) 852-4200 | Email

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Lat: 32.80520846064348
Long: -79.98572425324299