Magnolia Plantation holds youth appreciation event

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is opening its gates to young people who are members of organized groups.

The groups can visit the youth appreciation event for free on Saturday. They can also attend two special programs.

Magnolia's Nature Center director Chris Smith said there will be a class on American heritage as well as a nature program.

The programs are open to groups such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts as well as service, civic and church youth groups. Young people under 18 must be dressed in uniform or as a group to receive free admission to the gardens.

Some sections of the gardens are more than 325 years old. The gardens were first opened to the public in the 1870s.

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