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[[underline]] SOUTH CAROLINA [[/underline]]

^[[+]] [[bracketed]] [[underline]] A WALL IN CHARLESTON [[/underline]] [[/bracketed]]

[[image - red dot]] ^[[SKIP]] [[underline]] 49 [[/underline]]. From earliest days there have been beautiful gardens in Charleston; unfortunately many of them have been obliterated, and of few have we any exact record.  Ramsay in his "History of South Carolina", published in 1809 says:  "A passion for flowers has of late astonishingly increased.  Many families in the capital...  for some years have been uncommonly attentive to flower gardens..." 

Almost all estates were protected with fine walls of brick or plaster and Charleston is still famous for its gates. 

[[bracketed]] The wall shown in the slide has been for one hundred and fifty years a background for vine and fig tree.  It is classic in design and completely satisfying. [[/bracketed]]

^[[ [[checkmark]] +]] [[bracketed]] [[underline]] GARDEN HOUSE OF SMYTH GARDEN [[/underline]] ^[[ ] Charleston, S.C.]] [[/bracketed]] 

[[image - red dot]] [[underline]] 50 [[/underline]]. [[bracketed]] A charming little garden house in a Charleston garden. Built around 1830, [[/bracketed]] it is of wood, painted white, and delightfully suited to its surroundings. 

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