Plum Hill Plantation Site for Annual Lowcountry Land Trust Gathering

Plum Hill Plantation Site for Annual Land Trust Gathering
Tickets on Sale now for Lowcountry Land Trust Picnic

Charleston, S.C. – April 8, 2019 - On Saturday, April 27th from 11am to 3pm, Drs. Ann and John Kulze and Family will host the Lowcountry Land Trust (LLT) Annual Picnic at Plum Hill Plantation. This plantation has been protected by the Land Trust since 1995 to preserve the natural habitats and historic values.

Plum Hill Plantation was once a part of Bluff Plantation, owned by the wealthiest rice planter in antebellum South Carolina, Nathaniel Heyward. The property remained in the Heyward family until the early 1900s. The current owners acquired the property in the late 1970s and have enjoyed sharing it with family and friends. Plum Hill Plantation was also one of the locations for the filming of the 1994 blockbuster Forrest Gump.

The 2019 Annual Picnic is presented by EventHaus, Johnson & Johnson and The Bank of South Carolina. Tickets include a catered lunch, local beverages, live music, kid entertainment, and self-guided tours of a private plantation along the Combahee River. This family-friendly event offers guests a chance to explore a Lowcountry Land Trust protected property and gain first-hand experience of the importance of land protection. This is a unique Lowcountry experience and the largest event of the year for LLT drawing a yearly crowd of over 250 people, so purchase your tickets today!

“This is one of our favorite events of the year,” says Ashley Demosthenes, president and CEO at Lowcountry Land Trust. “Our Annual Picnic is an exciting chance to get families out on the land and see the work we do at LLT. There is no better way to celebrate our work and the people who make it possible than being out on the Lowcountry landscape knowing it will forever be protected.”

Local sponsors of this event include Van-Smith Concrete Co., Holcombe, Fair & Lane, W.S. Witte Construction, and Crosby Land Company, Inc.

Tickets are available online at The cost is $45 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. For sponsorship opportunities, questions regarding registration or to purchase tickets contact our office today at 843.577.6510 or


About Lowcountry Land Trust
Founded in 1986, the Lowcountry Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to honor the relationship between people and land by protecting irreplaceable Lowcountry lands and treasured places. Lowcountry Land Trust has protected more than 143,000 acres across seventeen (17) counties in SC. More information about the Lowcountry Land Trust is available at