Charleston Flower Market’s team of florists and consultants channels more than 15 years of experience to craft personalized arrangements. Whether customers seek extravagant blooms for a lavish wedding or a simple I’m-sorry-I-forgot-your-name bouquet for a second date, flower experts provide clients with the same level of personalized attention needed to produce the perfect assembly of foliage.
A National Historic Landmark since 1972, the former plantation at Middleton Place boasts one of America's oldest landscaped gardens, designed with mathematical precision by sentient colonial protractors, as well as living history re-creations and a house museum. Buzz between formal rows of bee-tempting blooms laid out in 1741, or act out Swamp Thing scenarios at Cypress Lake, a romantic later addition to the grounds, as you inspect the acclaimed 65-acre garden. Stop by the plantation’s stable yards, where costumed artisans re-create crafts once performed by slaves. Complimentary tours of both the gardens and stable yards are available, and tours of the house museum, crammed with porcelain and Middleton-family heirlooms, are available for an extra fee.
The ninth generation to cultivate the 300-acre farm, Helen Legare Floyd, Linda Legare Berry, and Thomas S. Legare continue the agricultural legacy started by their ancestor Solomon Legare in 1725. The kin raise hormone- and antibiotic-free Black Angus and hereford cattle, hormone-free chickens, and fine-heritage pigs such as yorkshire and hampshire. Concerning the plant kingdom, their fields yield chemical- and pesticide-free vegetables. They round out their output with homemade jams, jellies, pickles, and salsas, making their food available through a co-op program, whose proceeds help fund seed, fertilizer, and water for the next season. Beef, pork, and eggs are also offered for sale.
Food aside, the family shares its farm's resources by inviting visitors onto the grounds for numerous events throughout the year. A fall festival in October includes a 10-acre hedge maze, horse rides, and a scarecrow factory where guests can create a scarecrow. The farm hosts historical reenactments of the Battle of Charleston in March, three-hour hayride and bonfire excursions in November through March, and educational programs for youngsters including chick rentals for the classroom. Other agritourism offerings include summer camp, bonfires, birthday parties, and field trips.
Veteran florist Stephanie Zogg owns and operates Beyond Bouquets with her husband, tapping into more than a decade of experience to craft custom floral arrangements for every season and special occasion. Each of her fragrant bouquets blends high art and botany, much like Rodin's collection of chia pets, and showcases fresh, seasonal blooms shaped into architecturally interesting designs. She assembles elegant, monochromatic wedding bouquets, showstopping centerpieces that tower above the dinner table, and delicate, ribbon-cinched buds to adorn prom-goers' wrists and lapels.
A Plus Maintenance does more than just maintain verdant pasturscapes. Its trained staff can revamp yards with full landscaping and hardscaping services. The skilled technicians pave walk ways and patios with eye-catching flagstone or throw in brand new brick fire pits. Similarly, landscapers refresh outdoor living spaces with tastefully arranged trees, shrubs, and flowers. Most importantly, each job is preceded by a drawing of the design that must first gets the owner's stamp of approval.