Porches, Patios & Gardens – Part 2

by Alli

If you missed part 1 of the Porches, Patios & Gardens Tour in Cheraw, SC, you can find it here!

A few weeks ago, on a Saturday, my three daughters and I had girls day out!  It had been a while since the 4 of us had been together without the grands or husbands.   We had so much fun that we decided we would make it a monthly date.

On With the Tour

After leaving the Butler home, the beautiful country estate on the Porches, Patios & Gardens Tour, my daughters and I journeyed back into town and into the beautiful historic district to The LaFayette house, built in 1822 and named in honor of General LaFayette.  As we toured the grounds and porches, I could almost imagine attending the reception held for General LaFayette during his victory tour of the US back in 1825.

The gardens of the LaFayette house were designed by Harold Weldon, a noted Cheraw landscape architect, in two phases during the 1940’s and 50’s.

Porches, Patios, Paths



Porches, Patios, Garden

Porches, Patios, Paths





I could have spent the rest of the day wondering around the gardens of the LaFayette home, daydreaming about grand balls, soirees and . . . but wait . . .  what was that beautiful music I heard coming from down the street?  You’ll have to come back next Thursday to find out!

And until then, remember:

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