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Audubon Swamp Garden is a 60-acre cypress and tupelo swamp on the grounds of Magnolia Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. At one time, the swamp served as a resevoir for the plantation's rice cultivation. Today, the swamp garden includes native flora but also non-native, exotic plantings and is home to herons, ibis, turtles, otters, alligators, and other wildlife. Cypress is the name applied to many plants in the conifer family Cupressaceae (cypress family). ... For the city, see Tupelo, Mississippi. ... Magnolia Plantation, located 13 miles (21 km) north of Charleston, South Carolina was founded in 1676 on the Ashley River and is one of the oldest plantations in the south. ... This article is about the city in South Carolina. ... Sweet clover (), introduced and naturalized to the U.S. from Eurasia as a forage and cover crop, supports insect biodiversity. ... Heron (disambiguation) Genera Ardea Zebrilus Philherodias Tigrisoma Ardeola Bubulcus Egretta Agamia Butorides Tigriornis Tigrisoma Gorsachius Syrigma Zonerodius Nycticorax see also: Bittern Herons are medium to large long-legged, long-necked wading birds of the family Ardeidae, which also includes the egrets and bitterns. ... Genera Threskiornis Pseudibis Thaumatibis Geronticus Nipponia Bostrychia Theristicus Cercibis Mesembrinibis Phimosus Eudocimus Plegadis Lophotibis Ibises are a group of long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae. ... This article is actively undergoing a major edit for a short while. ... This article refers to the large reptile. ...

The swamp garden is named for the ornithologist and artist John James Audubon, who visited the plantation before the Civil War and is said to have collected waterfowl specimans there as models for his paintings. More recently, director Wes Craven made use of the site while filming the 1982 horror movie Swamp Thing. John James Audubon John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a Franco-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln+ Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 1,556,678 1,064,200 Casualties KIA: 110,100 Total dead: 359,500 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 74,500 Total dead: 198,500 Wounded: 137,000+  The American... Wes Craven Wesley Earl Craven (born August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American film director and writer best known as the creator of many horror films, including the Nightmare on Elm Street feature film series. ... The Swamp Thing is a fictional character created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson for DC Comics, and featured in a long-running horror-fantasy comic book series of the same name. ...

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Magnolia Plantation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (325 words)
According to legend, he built the gardens to lure his bride south from her native Philadelphia.
Dripping with pink and red azalea flowers and framed by live oak trees, the gardens of Magnolia on the Ashley were quite well known in the Antebellum period, and were photographed by Mathew Brady, who would later become famous for his photographs of the American Civil War.
In the aftermath of the Civil War, Reverend Drayton was forced to open the gardens as a tourist attraction.
Flower & Garden Magazine: Magnolia Plantation and Garden - South Carolina - Garden Destinations (1140 words)
The plantation gardens, originally patterned in an elaborate symmetrical French style, are testament to the Draytons' desire to establish a sense of order and security in their rugged wilderness surroundings.
Ideal times to visit the swamp garden are early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the light and reflections in the water are at their optimum.
Admission to the main garden is $9; $8 for seniors; $7 for ages 13 to 19; $4 for children ages 6 to 12; and free for children under 6.
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