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Magnolia Gardens Ladybug Release

Magnolia Gardens Ladybug Release

Date: July, 2018 (Exact date TBD)

Location: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens (3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Cost: Festivities included with general admission to the gardens. Adult Admission is $20. Children 6-12 are $10. Kids under 6 are free of charge.

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A Saturday morning in July, 150,000 ladybugs will be released by Lowcountry children and their families at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. The Ladybug Relase at Magnolia is the largest of it's kind in Charleston, and launches the environmentally friendly insects throughout the gardens to help protect the gardens against harmful insects such as aphids and scale insects.

Magnolia Plantation Ladybug Release. © 2016 Audra L. Gibson. All Rights Reserved.
Ladybugs fly free at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.


The event will begin at 9:00am with face painting, storytelling, and other activities planned. A red Volkswagon Beetle decorated to resemble a giant ladybug will arrive at 10:00am to signal the time when children receive containers of ladybugs to release at locations across the plantation. Children are welcome to dress in ladybug costumes and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.


Carpooling and early arrival are encouraged as this is a popular event. Garden admission is required to participate in the event. General admission also includes admittance to the gardens, petting zoo, and Magnolia Conservatory.


Source: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens