Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah is older than Magnolia in Charleston. Only a few years, but enough to make a difference.
I had always wanted to visit Bonaventure since it’s always compared to Magnolia, and Magnolia was created based on the ideas started in Savannah.
The US civil war changed the path of Magnolia which was damaged and housed federal troops for a period of time. Bonaventure is much more structured and manicured.
Both are special and beautiful.
I think my preference is the unstructured, almost scattered, layout of Magnolia. That said, the wild flowers and long open lanes of Bonaventure are incredible.