THE OWNERS STORY
Journey to South Eden
Born in Macon, Georgia, Ms. Kim was always guided by her faith in Jesus Christ as He carved out the path for her life. She fell in love with the Melhana property, on her first visit. Her vision for the property was made clear by God, who directed Ms. Kim in the ways needed to take care of the archaic land. Although, the property was damaged, the history in each building laid present, filling every part of her with an unimaginable desire to safeguard what was left of this grand historical place. Ms. Kim thoughtfully planned to repair and protect the historical buildings that had long been neglected.
Her mission was to restore the acreage as well as build new features to each building that would create renewed purpose for the property to be enjoyed by all who visit. What once was a crumbling estate soon became a restoration project far more intricate and elaborate than many would have imagined. A vision to create a safe haven in which individuals can find peace, healing, and happiness as well as share experiences that remain a part of South Eden’s history forever. This revelation took root for five years as Ms. Kim, her family, and the rest of the South Eden team dedicated their time to such a delicate and important mission.
"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?And I said, Here am I. Send me!"
- Isaiah 6:8
Finally, the hard work revealed successful as South Eden Plantation opened to the public for the first time in five years, on January 23, 2017. After years of delicate and extraordinary renewal, the South Eden family works to uphold the same principles of faith, hard work, and servitude that it was founded on, each and every day.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
To Ms. Kim, Gabrielle, and all the staff at South Eden Plantation, you beautifully expressed southern hospitality in your dedication and attention to this weekend. You went above and beyond to help our film crew and we are so grateful.
— LW Films