Located on Frederica Road in St. Simons Island, Musgrove Plantation is a 1200 acre estate situated on Village Creek. What was once a working plantation during the Sea Island cotton era, has been transformed into a magical venue for weddings, events, family reunions or conferences.


The property has a very rich history, and accordingly is named after Mary Musgrove, who was a half Indian that married an English settler, John Musgrove, in 1716. They owned a fruitful trading post in the Georgia territory and used the profits to invest in land. In 1733 James Oglethorpe and the first settlers arrived in order to establish the new colony of Georgia. They were greeted by Mary Musgrove, who helped Oglethorpe mitigate negotiations with the Creeks in order to reach land settlements. As a symbol of England's gratitude for the Musgrove's help, they were awarded 500 acres. This made them the largest landowners of the colony and the owners of thousands of miles along coastal Georgia, from the Savannah river, to the islands off the Georgia coast.

Fast forward to the 1930s—six houses were built on the 1200 acre estate, which was intended to accommodate family and guests. The Grove House, which is the largest building on the property, hosts many seminars and is used as an event space for corporate meetings and weddings. The plantation is also home to gorgeous gardens and mazes, swimming pools, a pool house, and a lake. Today the plantation is open to groups and is well known for its gorgeous waterfront scenery on the marsh. Musgrove's is also home to pecan orchards and oversized oak trees that are draped in Spanish moss.


I teamed up with J.McLaughlin for a casual outfit to enjoy the grounds with my English Springer Spaniel, Gracie. I wore their sky blue Bristol Linen Shirt with their navy Pom Pom Shorts (which are also super cozy). The afternoons in Georgia are still pretty cool so the three quarter length shirt and the Reed Wool Scarf in Neo Alexi Brocade were the perfect layers. The Jill Tote added just the right amount of texture to my outfit. Gracie also got in the spirit with her beautiful blue + green floral collar c/o The Vine Garden Market.

For more details on this spring time outfit, visit Lavin Label.

Kelli Boyd Photography