Martha Daniell Logan….Horticulturist

Posted By Bill Payer on Jun 23, 2022 | 0 comments

“DI native Martha Daniell Logan hailed as horticultural trailblazer”

By: Elizabeth Bush in the 6/22/22 Daniel Island News

“Perhaps it was the fragrant “Italian Jessamine” or a “Starry Hyacinth” that first caught her eye in the Lowcountry’s lush landscape.

 No one knows for certain what sparked Martha Daniell Logan’s love of plants – but her lifelong passion for botany almost certainly took root during her time as a young girl growing up on Daniel Island in the early 1700s.   

And now, more than three centuries later, Logan is being hailed by the website as one of the “top 50 groundbreaking women in science” for her gardening pursuits. The site calls Logan a “trailblazer” and credits her and the other women named on the list for breaking barriers in their fields.  


It is believed that Logan, the daughter of Gov. Robert Daniell, Daniel Island’s namesake, was born on the island in 1704. She was part of one of South Carolina’s most prominent families, as her father would serve as deputy governor of the northern portion of the Carolina Colony from 1703-1705 and deputy governor of the British Province of South Carolina from 1716 to 1717.” To read the entire Daniel Island News article CLICK HERE

Beth (DIHS co-founder as well as a stalwart at the DI News) has also been working with the Daniel Island Garden Club on several collaborations honoring Martha Daniell Logan….stay tuned for more info on those!

And to see a previous blog post with LOTS more links to information about Martha CLICK HERE

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