Redcliffe’s Magnolia Allee, Eastern Avenue – Aiken, SC
2012 Heritage Tree Award Winner
Photo credit: Larry Gleason
Redcliffe’s Magnolia Allee, Eastern Avenue
Redcliffe Plantation was Governor Hammond’s estate, and the Magnolia Lane, planted as seedlings, is now in its prime. Trees span an elegant dirt lane with the unexpected focal point of a staircase; the house obscured by the trees. The view is just over a quarter of a mile, with the trees covering 160 feet wide. From afar, the trees create a tremendous emerald hedge, studded with iconic flowers.
Today, the Magnolia Lane is a local icon and if better known, would be a treasure of the state. From spring through fall, locals come from nearby towns to have photographs taken under the dramatic trees.