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Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC

1931 Brookgreen DriveMurrells Inlet, SC 29576  
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!

Brookgreen Gardens will host 12 larger-than-life LEGO® brick sculpture installations in its Native Wildlife Zoo from April 8 – September 5, 2016. Created by Sean Kenney, renowned artist and children's author, "Nature Connects" is an award-winning exhibit currently touring the country. Made from almost 400,000 LEGO® bricks, the sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot tall hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long giant dragonfly, and more. The exhibit will be open daily and is included in garden admission.

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.
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Monday, Jul 25, 2016

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Sunday, Jul 31, 2016

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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.

Highlights

from Ashley, one of our Murrells Inlet Travel Experts
  • 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.
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from Savannah, our Murrells Inlet Market Manager
  • 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.
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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!

Brookgreen Gardens will host 12 larger-than-life LEGO® brick sculpture installations in its Native Wildlife Zoo from April 8 – September 5, 2016. Created by Sean Kenney, renowned artist and children's author, "Nature Connects" is an award-winning exhibit currently touring the country. Made from almost 400,000 LEGO® bricks, the sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot tall hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long giant dragonfly, and more. The exhibit will be open daily and is included in garden admission.

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.
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Ray Brown West Portsmouth , OH
3 Reviews
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"Beautiful!!!!"
Reviewed 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
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"wonderful day"
Reviewed 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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bdobis12

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"A gem near Myrtle"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2016 NEW

If you are a fan of sculpture or botany this place is out of this world. If you are the average joe, it's a great way to take a break from the beach and appreciate some culture in the lowlands. Meticulously maintained and well thought out this set of old rice plantations is pleasing to the eye. The grounds also have a small zoo for the kids. All in all something for everyone!!!

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Anonymous

Chalfont, Pennsylvania

"Beautiful sculptures "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2016 NEW

You have the opportunity to take advantage of 7 days with your ticket at no extra charge. We only went one day which is definitely not enough time to see everything. The gardens were beautifully landscaped and plenty of shade trees around although not enough benches to sit and relax . They do have child and adult strollers to rent on the grounds. Of course one of the hottest days we went so make sure you have eaten something and have a gatorade with you to keep you hydrated during your walking/water excursion. There are additional nominal fees between $3-12 to go into the Butterfly house, zoo area and guided tours by land or pontoon boat. My group went on the pontoon tour and although they advised to get to the dock 15 minutes prior for boarding the driver did not allow you to board until the guide had arrived . As we waited along with 10-15 other people we were surprised the driver did not even acknowledge us standing and waiting to board. When the guide arrived she said she will allow us to board shortly after she was situated which was another 5-10 min. She was informative and social with everyone on board and even spotted a baby alligator as we were cruising down the river. After returning to the dock we grabbed a drink and pretzel and shopped z bit in the gift store. Some items were over priced but that is how they get their "donations " for upkeep of the gardens. Although it was nice to see and learn the history I don't think I would visit again.

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Pokeylady

Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota

"Respite in the gardens"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2016 NEW

Greeted by a sculpture of fighting stallions at the entrance, the scenic long drive in to the visitor's center was truly a sanctuary away from the business and traffic of the Myrtle Beach area. Following a short video in the center, a map of the extensive grounds was given us by friendly, knowledgeable ladies, and we began our tour with a guided covered boat ride in to the rice field areas. Very welcome relief from the very hot day's sun. The boat captain told of the history of the plantations that created the gardens. There are many sculptures and works of art on display throughout the estate. The gift shop is complete with lovely art objects, books, also local Carolina rice and grits. A shuttle tram was available, but riders might have missed the alligator swimming in one of the ponds. It was a walk filled with the quiet beauty of nature.

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Don A

Saint Louis, Missouri

"Excellent statues/artwork displayed in well maintained property"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2016 NEW

WE visited Brookgreen Gardens with our daughters family. Well maintained property displaying a great assortment of statues and various other outside art. Enjoyed the day. The onsite restaurant is also an excellent place to have lunch. Reasonably priced, excellent food with good service.

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Kelly V


"Something for everyone! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2016 NEW

Upon entering Brookgreen you see the magnificent sculpture of the horses, this is only the beginning of the beauty this place has to offer! Be sure to get a map from the Welcome Center you are going to need it! You can walk the various gardens or take the tram to the different areas. The sculptures are amazing and the flowers beautiful. There is also a zoo where you can see animals native to the area. There are several exhibits and also walking tours. Be sure to bring your walking shoes!! Your ticket is good for several days so you can enjoy this beautiful place more than once!

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