Garden of Dreams
William Posey Silva (1859-1948) was a Charleston Renaissance artist. He referred to Magnolia as "The Garden of Dreams" in his paintings of our gardens. Original paintings by Silva hang in the main House.
As a landscape painter, Silva was also considered an important figure in the art world in Tennessee and California. He moved west in 1913. For 35 years, he devoted himself to painting cypresses, eucalypti, dunes, and coasts.