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
Verified Traveler
"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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Brianna H
"Extremely upset"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2018 NEW
My husband & I as well as a couple friends purchased tickets for December the 14th, we spent more than $50 with sales tax, the night before we leave to go to the light show, I get an email saying the show is canceled due to the rain, I am extremely upset. The tickets are non-refundable. This is ridiculous. They wanted to reschedule for Monday the 17th, people work. Not everyone can get off Monday. I understand they can not control the rain but not being able to get our money back this close to Christmas? Ridiculous. I will never ever refer anyone to you guys.
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Laurie S
Charleston, SC, United States
"Nights of 1,000 Candles"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2018 NEW
We are so impressed with everything about The Night of 1,000 Candles. It is organized well and tickets are sold to prevent overcrowding. People are everywhere to guide you. The food service is done well and the food was excellent. The entertainment in the two venues was fantastic. But the highlight of the night was the lights. Stunning, beautiful, incredible. We greatly preferred this to any other Christmas light display we have ever been to.
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GWR757
Williamsburg, Virginia
"Nights of a Thousand Candles"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2018 NEW
We took in the Nights of a Thousand Candles two nights in a row. We went on Friday because the weather was forecast to be rainy on Saturday and went on Saturday with friends. Bill Oberst doing Dickens "A Christmas Carol" was excellent. The food was surprising good and reasonable for a special event.
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rubydoodle
Townsend, TN
"Nights of a Thousand Candles Is Amazing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2018 NEW
The Nights of a Thousand Candles is a must-see, at least once! Magical is the best description, plus there are venues with difference kinds of music to enjoy, also. There is a food tent with seafood, burgers, bbq, etc. and even a glass of wine. I liked the old method where you did not have to get a ticket ahead of time for a specific night, however.
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Helen R
Wilmington
"Night of 1,000 Candles - AMAZING !"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2018 NEW
Went to Night of 1,000 Candles.......unbeleivable! Totally amazing that 450+ volunteers can install that many lights/candles in the gardens. Plan on a crowd and a lot of walking. There are golf carts available if you have a hard time making it back to your car. My 91 year old mom needed one! I actually did too. Great for the whole family, many kids things, and they had a lot of great food too. Will definitely go back again next year
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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.