I'll be writing about Maymont, this amazingly gorgeous 100 acre estate that was given to the State after being lived in for about 30 years by a business man after the Civil War ended. Whew that was an unnecessarily long sentence. It's now an amazing park, with walking trails, animals, a nature center, and two breathtaking themed gardens. Here's the main mansion of the estate:
The park has two main themed gardens; the Italian Garden and the Japanese Garden. Here's the entrance to the Italian one...
This fountain was beautiful and relaxing. At the bottom is a stone bench you can sit on an enjoy the sound of the water:
You can find more information on it here or here if you'd like!