Charleston, SC "Behind the Garden Gate" - May 27, 2023

Charleston, SC "Behind the Garden Gate" - May 27, 2023

Behind the Garden Gate - Charleston Open Days

Sat, May 27, 2023

Join us for the first of two Behind the Garden Gate Open Days, presented by the Garden Conservancy and the Charleston Horticultural Society.

Walls of entwined ivy, dazzling blooms, and sun-dappled fern fronds abound in Charleston’s botanical sanctuaries. The Garden Conservancy and the Charleston Horticultural Society open the Holy City’s garden gates for self-guided tours of its finest private gardens. Each Saturday tour features seven different private gardens, all within walking distance, promising two weekends full of exploration and beauty in these artfully cultivated spaces.

George Locke House Garden | Kohne-Leslie House Garden
Garden at George Mathews House | Mary Smith House Garden
Garden of Benjamin Phillips House
Garden at Charles Elliott House | Garden at Timothy Ford House

Purchase tickets for this Saturday's tour below to reserve your spot for this extraordinary opportunity. Tickets for next Saturday's, June 3, tour can be purchased here. Tours are self-guided. Maps and other directions will distributed along with a confirmation email of purchase.

Please observe these new procedures and help us ensure a safe, contactless, and seamless garden experience for all visitors as well as our generous garden hosts:

  • Pre-registration is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for this event. Pre-register for this weekend on this website. Children under 12 are free and do not need to be pre-registered if accompanied by pre-registered adult.
  • Capacity is limited. Sorry, no paper tickets or Garden Conservancy credits will be accepted.

For more details about these changes for this season, see the Open Days Q&A.