About Brookgreen Gardens
Named One of the 2013 Top Ten Public Gardens in the United States by TripAdvisor! New this year, young visitors love the Enchanted Storybook Forest (open daily through October), which is a collection of storybook playhouses created by local builders and architects. Each house is based on a classic children’s story or nursery rhyme and 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 seven 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.
Brookgreen Gardens Review
Escape to Brookgreen Gardens
for a memorable day in Myrtle Beach.
The sculpture garden and wildlife preserve is located in Murrell’s Inlet, just a short drive from the popular beach destination.
Quaint, peaceful and serene, Brookgreen Gardens puts the full beauty of South Carolina on display.
Take a stroll through the manicured lawns and blooming gardens, admire the world-renowned sculptures and visit the wildlife that call the Gardens home.
There is something simply spectacular about the 9,200 acres of Brookgreen Gardens South Carolina
From its beginnings in 1931, when Archer and Anna Huntington founded the estate, the focus of Brookgreen has been to preserve the native flora and fauna of the area while incorporating beautiful pieces of art into the natural setting.
That focus has led Brookgreen Gardens to earn a spot on the National Historic Landmark list and the Gardens are also recognized as having one of the most significant collections of American sculpture.
A varied mix of landscapes, from forested swamps to salt marshes, and low-hanging, twisting trees over 100 years old, make the setting of Brookgreen Gardens extremely picturesque.
|Live Oak Allee|
Plan to spend several hours at Brookgreen Gardens as there is a lot to explore.
Every day a selection of tours, programs, excursion and exhibits are planned.
Walk the Lowcountry Trail to discover some of the area’s history, while a visit to the Zoo will put you up-close to native animals of the Carolinas like alligators, eagles, wild turkeys and deer.
A cypress aviary and butterfly house add to the Zoo, which is the only Zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of North and South Carolina.
|Samson and the Lion|
One of my favorite places at the Gardens was the Live Oak Allee garden.
Here I found an area comprised of 250 year old oak trees planted when this land was used as a rice plantation.
Spanish moss and fern hang from the trees lined the garden space, framing it in a an ever-so-artful manner.
The heart and soul of the Brookgreen Gardens are the sculptures, which beautifully blend with the natural scenery and vibrant flowers.
There are over 1,400 works total, by over 350 artists.
Some of the standout pieces include the Alligator Bender, Diana of the Chase, Samson and the Lion, and Fountain of the Muses.
Make time for a visit Brookgreen Gardens.
The expansive attraction is a hidden gem for many visitors, but ask any local and they rave about all the Gardens have to offer.
Plus, your admission to Brookgreen Gardens I valid for seven consecutive days so you can come back, explore even more or simply spend time in the solitude of this splendid South Carolina treasure.