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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CC0914
Cornelius, North Carolina, United States
"Beautiful sculptures and gardens"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2018 NEW
brookgreen has done a great job of cleaning up after our recent storms and flooding. It was so peaceful this latest trip and I got to see the volunteers already hard at work putting up the lights for a thousand lights exhibit.
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billcL459CK
Buffalo, New York
"Surprisingly beautiful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2018 NEW
We went with out expectation with tickets that were given as a gift. Me and my wife went and spent the day walking the gardens enjoying the history, and taking in the zoo area. It was a peaceful day with perfect weather adding to the beauty of the garden.
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Gwen P
Findlay, Ohio, United States
"Must see "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2018 NEW
Enjoyed a wonderful Sunday tour with a most knowledgeable docent who filled us with details of the Huntington. family and the history of the gardens. Some of the most beautiful sculptures on display amongst the live oaks. We did not venture to the zoo area today but had a lovely time. Entrance to the grounds is good for a full week.
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Bobstein
Pawleys Island SC
"Brookgreen Gardens"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 03, 2018 NEW
I've been to Brookgreen Gardens many times throughout the years and also attended their special events. This is a world renowned garden and sculpture park. The planting are fabulous and the art work exquisite. Throughout the year they have many special events which are all professionally organized. The highlight is the Night of a Thousand Candles which features an entirely lit gardens on a massive scale, professional entertainment at many venues, and excellent food. This draws thousands of visitors so you have to get your tickets early but it's very worthy of visiting.
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PMK154
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
"A Must if you are in the area"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 02, 2018 NEW
Brookgreen Gardens is a place that should not be missed. It is perfect for everyone. The sculpture garden is magnificent, if you have children there is so much to do. Take them to the zoo or the storybook play area. There is a Discovery room with things to see, touch and make. The boat trip on the river is also a lot of fun and in the summer they have outdoor concerts. We go all year long.
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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.