movie-worthy natural beauty

Travel to Berkeley County, South Carolina, and discover the pristine and historic Cypress Gardens. This 170-acre preserve and gardens is located in Moncks Corner and attracts visitors from across the country.

Guests come to admire the botanical gardens and 80-acre blackwater swamp filled with towering cypress and tupelo trees. The gardens are also a popular spot for Hollywood filmmakers. You may recognize Cypress Gardens from movies such as The Notebook or Patriot. The gardens have hosted over 16 major movies and television series throughout its years. Cypress Gardens was originally part of the 1750 Dean Hall rice plantation and officially opened to the public in 1923. Its history has been nothing short of interesting since then. Start planning your next trip and learn all about it during your visit.

Come to experience this remarkable preserve, but stay to enjoy everything Berkeley County has to offer. Book a stay at one of our great hotels or campgrounds, enjoy one-of-a-kind shopping and dining, experience our distinctive nature, or maybe even catch a show while you’re here!

Berkeley County is perfect for a weekend trip, but there’s plenty to do to extend your stay. Arrive in the evening on a Friday and check into one of our name-brand hotels. Some choices include Hilton Garden Inn or Homewood Suites in Summerville, SC. These lodging options are only a short drive from Cypress Gardens.
If you’d rather stay closer to nature, there are several campgrounds and RV parks in Santee Cooper Country. Some great options include Hill’s Landing, Angel’s Landing, and Black’s Camp. Wherever you stay, get some rest in preparation for the adventures awaiting you the next day!

A Day Exploring Cypress Gardens.