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Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC

1931 Brookgreen DriveMurrells Inlet, SC 29576
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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.


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
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
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"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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Taiyuan, China
"Lovely with lots of special events"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2017 NEW
Brookgreen Gardens is a gem. I enjoy visiting gardens, arboretums and conservatories and this is as good as any I have visited elsewhere. They have several areas to visit, mostly outdoors, but there are some indoor exhibits as well. The small zoo is interesting but not my favorite part of the gardens. There are also worthwhile special events throughout the year. It is a bit expensive, though the ticket is good for more than one day.
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2017 NEW
We LOVED this place! The admission is a little pricy, BUT you can come back with your ticket within that same week again for FREE, so you get two visits for the price of one. They have ABSOLUTELY STUNNING gardens here that take your breath away--very well maintained. The animals you see are protected--from us and us from them, so you are 100% safe--and so are they. The gift shop carries a few average priced items, but the rest are a little on the expensive side. They have a train that takes you through the property and drops you off at certain locations, then comes back every 20 minutes to return you to the main building. They also have buildings with sculptures in them--beautifully created by artists from all over the world. You can do your own walking trail if you want; you don't have to be tour guided here. It is so serene and peaceful that you find yourself whispering to those that are with you. I can't describe this place anymore; there is too much beauty to write about. You have to see it for yourself.
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
"Great Attraction"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2017 NEW
If you’ve visited the Grand Strand before and have not seen Brookgreen Gardens, you should! Beautiful grounds, awesome sculptures, outstanding ambience and don’t miss the cotton plantation tour and lecture. I’ve not been here for the Christmas show yet, but plan to this year.
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Robert B
Creal Springs, Illinois
"A great Garden with fantastic sculptures"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2017 NEW
This is a great garden with numerous trails and exhibits, as well as a small zoo of native animals. There are numerous sculpture displays and exhibits. The wooden bird carvings by Grainger McCoy are unbelievable. Your admissions ticket is good for 6 days so we went back twice.
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Charleston, South Carolina
"I could live here."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2017 NEW
What a heavenly place! Art, sculpture, plants, fountains, easy walking paths, beautiful view,s photo ops, informative tours, highly accessible for strollers and wheelchairs. Various seasonal events. Just an outstanding way to spend a day or two. I'd stop here every time I could.
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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.