|Azaleas in November.|
The museum focuses on the history of the island, which is really the history of America's first freedmen. The slaves of these barrier islands (Hilton Head, St. Helene, Dataw, Lady Island and many smaller ones) were among the first people freed when Union forces started taking lands along the Carolina cost after the fall of Ft. Sumter. Originally formed into several small communities these freedmen and their descendants lived on this land for nearly 200 years before vacation development made it popular, and led to a bridge to the mainland. The museum and its plantings reflect this history.
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In only its fourth year, there is still much to be developed at Honey Horn and many opportunities for community involvement. An interesting little garden, this was a project for an Eagle Scout who planted this area in native carnivorous plants. There are both red and yellow pitcher plants that are native, as well as Venus Fly Trap. And, I suspect the scout designed and "planted" the planter, too.
|Red Pitcher Plant|
There is also an interesting sculpture exhibit going on ... but that's a post for another day.