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Historic Columbia and our gardens would not exist without the continued support of our members and funding partners. Please consider making your mark on Columbia's horticultural legacy by contributing to our garden restoration projects.
In 2006, Historic Columbia embraced an exciting vision for the Robert Mills Historic District through its Cultural Landscape Master Plan. Rooted in the horticultural heritage of South Carolina's capital city, this document became a roadmap for the our systematic installation of gardens within six of the properties under our care. Since then, each of the properties, now featuring a diversity of period-appropriate design and plantings, has benefitted from enhanced visitation while offering an ever-evolving landscape throughout each passing year.
Using historic documentation as our guide, Historic Columbia is revitalizing the four acres of grounds at the Hampton-Preston Mansion in the spirit and design of Mary Cantey Hampton and Caroline Hampton Preston's antebellum gardens. We broke ground on a 3-phase, multi-year plan in January of 2012, beginning with the southern portion of the property that included garden infrastructure and new plantings selected from plants known to have been grown there between 1830 and the Civil War. The new gardens on the property will include:
Donations for the Hampton-Preston garden rehabilitation project are currently being accepted. Naming opportunities are available starting at $1,250. Donate online or contact Wendi Spratt, director of development, at 803.252.7742 x 12 or email@example.com.
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