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French Botanical Garden

 
 
French Botanical Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. French Botanical Garden Marker
Inscription. André Michaux (1746-1802), botanist to Louis XVI of France, lived here 1786-96. He established a botanical garden 300 yards north in order to export native American trees and plants to France. Michaux was the first to import the camellia, crape myrtle, mimosa, parasol tree, and sweet olive to North America and the gingko and tea plants to this area. His son closed the garden in 1803.
 
Erected 2008 by The Michaux Garden Committee of the Charleston Horticultural Society. (Marker Number 10-54.)
 
Location. 32° 54.044′ N, 80° 1.785′ W. Marker is in North Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Aviation Avenue near South Aviation Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located West of I-26 at Exit 211A, North Charleston, near driveway for Power Company. Marker is at or near this postal address: by 2394 Aviation Avenue, Charleston SC 29406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Steepbrook Plantation (approx. 2.3 miles away); Liberty Hill (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bowen’s Corner (approx. 2.8 miles away); Park Circle (approx. 2.9 miles away);
French Botanical Garden Marker, South Aviation Road seen in background image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
2. French Botanical Garden Marker, South Aviation Road seen in background
Windsor Hill Plantation (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Windsor Hill Plantation (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Rev. John G. Drayton (approx. 3.9 miles away); Drayton Hall / Drayton Family (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in North Charleston.
 
Regarding French Botanical Garden. If any remains of the gardens exist, would be among an area a part of Industrial section beside Charleston AFB/International Airport
 
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Also see . . .  André Michaux ; Compiled by Charlie Williams, Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The Charleston area suited Michaux's needs. Charleston was a large, wealthy city with a flavor of French culture from its Huguenot community. The French botanist was welcomed and assisted with his work. It was somewhat more difficult to make shipments to France from Charleston than from New York, but there were many offsetting advantages. Michaux quickly developed the garden and became
French Botanical Garden Marker, Aviation Avenue, looking eastward image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
3. French Botanical Garden Marker, Aviation Avenue, looking eastward
construction work, I-26 Exit 211A,re-configuration seen in background
acquainted with the leading citizens in the area. Among others, he visited the Drayton and Middleton plantations, seats of two of the most influential families in the region. (Submitted on December 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 526 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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