Living in Charleston we get lots of family and friends visiting. They all want to know the best plantation that will give them the whole experience - house, gardens, animals, etc.. The hard part with such a recommendation is that each historic plantation has a little something special and unique. My favorite way to experience Middleton is to stay at Middleton Inn and explore the grounds close to sunrise and sunset. And for either weddings or portraits, Middleton Place is absolutely picturesque. Peacocks will mosey in your photographs. The sun will fall just right on the water for mirrored reflections. And each garden feels as if you have entered a new space. Experience it for yourself.