Scenic Streets

Orange Street gets its name from an 18th century Orange Grove that once existed in that part of the city, and from which oranges were grown for export until a hard winter in the 1740’s killed most of  the trees and the land was sold as lots where houses are now. The well-drained, sand and clay soil is still ideal for growing, and the street is typical of #HistoricCharleston with his palate of colors from a variety of native and imported plants and trees. We often go down Orange Street on my walking tour, and visitors marvel at the combination of natural and manmade beauty.  We often walk Orange Street on my tours of historic Charleston, and visitors are captivated by its charm. In this picture the flaming red tree is a Japanese Maple<img src=”Orange Street” alt=”Charleston Gardens”>

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