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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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Friday, May 6, 2016

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Thursday, May 12, 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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Good To Know

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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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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Michelle A

Greensboro

"Enjoyable"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 05, 2016 NEW

It was a beautiful day out when we went. Had my toddler too. We enjoyed the gardens and statues very much. The place is very big. It was active relaxing.

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50statetraveler

Virginia

"Lovely Grounds"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 04, 2016 NEW

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.

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Sue P


"Relaxing and beautiful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 04, 2016 NEW

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.

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2CtheWRLD

Indian Trail, NC

"Very nice way to spend a Spring afternoon"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 04, 2016 NEW

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.

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Hardshell65

Charlotte, North Carolina

"Looking to the Future"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 03, 2016 NEW

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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