Tickets include admission to the 450 acres of gardens and the zoo and are good for seven consecutive days. Free with admission are the Children’s Discovery Room and Brookgreen Detective booklets where kids investigate and explore, following clues, sketching, and even playing word games. Kids love the daily animal program Mother Nature's Cafe, when they watch an interpreter feed the animals a snack and Meet the Animals, where an interpreter introduces live animals in an interactive setting. A Garden Room for Children stirs young imaginations. 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. Other free daily programs and tours are the Huntington Sculpture Garden Tour, several indoor exhibits, and a self-guided tour of four archaeological sites. Boat rides, back road excursions, and butterfly house tours are available for an additional fee.Close
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.
|from Ashley, one of our Murrells Inlet Travel Experts|
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|from Savannah, our Murrells Inlet Market Manager|
The gardens are very nice - peaceful grounds, wonderful sculptures throughout. Shuttles take you to the three main areas, which is helpful for tired folks. The boat ride thru the backwaters was a very interesting ride thru history and we saw plenty of alligators. Bring your bug spray! We did and we were glad - it's the swamps, afterall.
We are going back. Spent 3 hours. The scents and sights were incredible. We are going back for more. We took our time and just did the sculpture garden and low country. Nice place to relax.
Indian Trail, NC
We enjoyed this garden very much from the many, many sculptures we saw to the zoo which was quite impressive as well. We were there during the Lego exhibit which was also quite impressive. We have been to Myrtle Beach many times but never knew this was there. We had a great day and enjoyed it very much.
Charlotte, North Carolina
It has been some 18 years since we last visited Brookgreen Gardens. Rather than repeat what others have said I would like to focus on the spectacular job Brookgreen is doing in cultivating new visitors - specifically children. Children, of course, usually like flowers but what else might catch their interest? The gardens boast a wide variety of sculptures - many designed with a child's eye in mind. There are life-sized sculptures of, for example, a smirking, larger than life pig, a dog examining a passing bug, soaring birds and dancing children. The recent Sandy Scott exhibit filled two galleries with wonderful drawings of farm animals and birds. A butterfly house is sure to captivate kids of all ages and the enchanted storybook forest and lego exhibit will entertain young minds. There is also a fine children's garden as well as a nature and sensory trail for youngsters to explore. The "meet the animals" live exhibit showcases animals native to the area. Older children will enjoy the pontoon boat creek excursion or a trekker ride to explore the grounds. Several on-site restaurants are available and the gift shop has some great take home souvenirs. A visit to Brookgreen Gardens is a wonderful way for the entire family from toddlers to grandparents to spend the day or several days enjoying a wide variety of activities.
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