Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC

1931 Brookgreen DriveMurrells Inlet, SC 29576
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Overview

A registered National Historic Landmark located off Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet, Brookgreen Gardens offers 9,000 lush acres of natural and artistic beauty, ideal for the whole family to tour and enjoy. Guests can learn about rice plantations from the 1800s, while exploring the open, green spaces lined with fountains, reflection ponds, hidden pathways, outdoor figurative sculptures, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Murrells Inlet Travel Experts
  • Your ticket is good for seven days from the day you first use it.
  • There is a boat tour and bus tour.
  • National Historic Landmark.
  • Located near Huntington Beach State Park.
  • One of the Top Ten Public Gardens in the United States.
  • Fun interactive storybook area for kids.
  • Over 500 acres of sculpture gardens.
  • On-site cafe.
  • Gorgeous landscaping.

Description

from Brookgreen Gardens
Named One of the Top Ten Public Gardens in the United States by TripAdvisor! Young visitors love the Enchanted Storybook Forest, a collection of storybook playhouses based on a classic children’s story or nursery rhyme. It has fun interactive elements such as swings, climbing walls, monkey bars and more. Just for kids is the Children’s Discovery Room and the Brookgreen Detectives booklet that gives kids an adventure by following clues, making observations, sketching drawings, and even playing word games. When completed, they turn in the booklet and receive a Brookgreen Detectives sticker and prize!

Kids' also love the daily animal programs Mother Nature's Cafe, where they observe the animals as an interpreter feeds the animals a snack and the interactive Meet the Animals program. We have 'A Garden Room for Children' that stirs young imaginations with displays of plants and sculpture. There are wooded nooks to hide in, things to climb on, and sculptural animals to marvel at. There is even an elevated place for parents to sit and watch the magic of children learning as they play.

Seasonal favorite is the Butterfly House open daily April - October where hundreds of butterflies soar through the air. Tickets are $3 - adults and $2 - children in addition to garden admission for a 30-minute timed visit.

From its beginning in 1931, this non-profit outdoor museum with its majestic oaks and world-renowned sculpture it has been a place to restore your soul and renew your spirit but that’s not all. Everyday, Brookgreen offers a tours, programs, and exhibits for all ages. Relive history as you walk the Lowcountry Trail or take cruise on the pontoon boat. Then, it’s on to the only accredited zoo on the Carolina coast where you will see native animals in their natural habitats. Beautiful gardens, rich historical sites and gracious southern hospitality tempt you to return again and again which is one of the reasons the admission is good for 7 consecutive days!

Admission not valid during holiday festival, Nights of a Thousand Candles, or other special ticketed events. Tickets are not valid during the month of December.


Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Ray Brown
West Portsmouth , OH
3 Reviews
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"Beautiful!!!!"
June, 2016
I was amazed with all the beauty that it offered!! Enjoyed the boat ride.. Very educational and mostly RELAXING!!! You will get your money's worth and plus more... Plan on returning next trip back to Myrtle beach....
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Candice P.
Gainesville, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"wonderful day"
March, 2015
Really informative. Started with a brief video about the gardens. We received a map and a little information from the welcome center. We chose to do a self guided tour but they offer guided tours for no additional fees. With the one day paid admission you can come back within 7 days for free. The boat tour is fun it's about 45 minutes. The "zoo" as animals of the time period. Lots to learn about slavery times. You will enjoy yourself. Sculptures were amazing.
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cm5704
Charleston, South Carolina
"Much more than we had expected"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2018 NEW
Brookgreen Garden is a beautiful place, the setting is amazing. At certain times of the year they have outdoor concerts. There are interesting things for children and adults. The Christmas event is spectacular! Truly a must see.
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wvjake
Lewisburg, West Virginia
"Always a treat to go here."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2018 NEW
This year we did January and were able to do the Silent Cities cemetery tour which is only done in January and February when the snakes are sleeping. Yes, you have to walk into the woods and first is the European model cemetery for the plantation owners and then two enslaved people cemeteries one of which is still in use. Very interesting and informative. The sculpture garden itself tour is also extraordinary and usually Camellias abound this time of year although because of the extreme coldr there were just brown blossoms. No matter how many times you go, there are always things to see. We also stopped by the zoo which was fun as well.
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PPIEW7
Louisville, Kentucky
"Another great New Year's Eve at the garden"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2018 NEW
Must see! It was a little cold but beautiful, even new displays. Always a great walk even in the cold.
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angeleyes27
Marlton, New Jersey
"Beautiful gardens but portions close early"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 11, 2018 NEW
We saw the main part of the gardens which was at one time 4 different plantations. The gardens with their sculptures and fountains were very pretty and well maintained. They have a live oak allee which is similar to the entrance to 12 Oaks in Gone with the Wind. The Offner Sculpture center is very interesting as well. We got here almost 2 hours before they closed. We spent an hour and 15 minutes in the one section with the gardens. Then we proceeded to the 2nd section with the zoo, butterfly house and walking trails. Apparently they close early and even though the woman was still there, she wouldn't let us see the butterfly house. I think if they are open to 5pm, the whole place should be open until 5pm, but it is their choice. So if you come later in the day, go to this section first and gardens second.
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WHillNut
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
"Breathtaking"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2018 NEW
A must visit if you are in the Grand Strand area. The beauty of Brookgreen Gardens is breathtaking. A nature lovers paradise.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brookgreen Gardens

What are the hours of operation?
Brookgreen Gardens is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

Can I bring my pet to Brookgreen Gardens?
No. Pets may not be left in cars as well. The only animals allowed inside Brookgreen Gardens are service animals.

Is Brookgreen Gardens wheelchair and handicap accessible? 

Yes. We offer child and adult strollers on a first come, first serve basis for customers who require them.

Can I take pictures at the garden?
Yes. However, commercial photography and video is prohibited at Brookgreen Gardens.

Is food available onsite?
Yes. We offer guests an onsite cafe to purchase food and beverages from.