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GARDENS:Middleton Place, South Carolina

Middleton Place includes what may be the oldest landscaped garden in the United States, created by an English landscape architect brought to South Carolina by Henry Middleton.  In 1741, Middleton moved into the house with his bride and immediately began the transformation of the garden.    It took 100 slaves ten years to complete Middleton's grand design of terraces, twin lakes and a canal.


  1. I saw those wonderful butterfly lakes and grassy terraces about 12 years ago and so pleased to see the beautiful photograph from the air. It's really breathtaking.

  2. I'm interested in this story. I'm wondering about the slaves. I wonder if there is some comment, some diary of their day to day life under Middleton's, um, supervision.



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