AAA Editor Notes
Edisto Memorial Gardens is a municipal park at 701 Russell St. along the North Edisto River, one of the longest black-water rivers in the world. Once a dismal riverbank swamp, the 110 acres of moss-draped oaks, cypresses, dogwoods, crab apples and azaleas are especially beautiful in late March and early April. A rose garden with about 200 varieties provides color from mid-April to mid-November. A boardwalk offers views of native plants and wildlife.