Magnolia Plantation taking part in Public Gardens Day

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Hundreds of school children and gardening enthusiasts are expected at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens to celebrate National Public Gardens Day.

Magnolia, which is located just outside Charleston, is hosting children from four area schools on Friday.

They will see demonstrations featuring small animals and take tours that discuss the role of blacks at Magnolia. They will also see flowers and plants that are native to the area.

There will also be booths featuring a falconry demonstration, coastal cooking and a chance to meet members of the 54th Massachusetts black Civil War re-enactors group.

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