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
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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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allyson r
"Stunning gardens and statues"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2018 NEW
Don't pass up the opportunity to visit Brookgreen Gardens if in the area. We recently spent over 8 hours there and I am certain we did not see it all. The gardens and statues are absolutely gorgeous. This is well worth the admission and your ticket is good for seven consecutive days so if you only have a few hours you can always return the next day.
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2UfromMI
DEXTER
"Beautiful! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2018 NEW
Full disclosure, I am an avid gardener, and an artist, so I loved this place. Lots of walking on their many paths. Something different every time youbround a corner. PodsWe spent all day here and also did an off road trek riding in a covered vehicle with a guide touring the land that makes up the 3 rice plantations. He was really good with lots and lots of information. The animals were great too and it was a fun departure from looking at the lovely gardens and sculptures. We had a snack at mid day and also bought a pair of cast metal leaf serving dishes that reminded us of both the gardens and the sculptures. My favorite piece in Brookgreen was the female nude sitting in the square box. The favorite flowers were the spectacular colors in the plantings of fox gloves, digitalis. Our tickets were good for 7 days in case the weather foes not cooperate, or you wanted to break up your day and come back for more, or different, tours.
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doridugger
Canton, North Carolina
"Stunning"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2018 NEW
Just go! Don’t pass up this garden and go more than once. The artwork is beautiful. Loved all the statues. Walked through the zoo and paid extra to go in the butterfly house. It’s a big place with lots to see. Entrance pass per person is good for 6 days.
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Donald L
Farmer City, Illinois
"Always beautiful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2018 NEW
This was our 3rd trip to Brookgreen Gardens. We've been there in February, October and this visit in April. The grounds are always beautiful; but, the February and October visits don't have nearly as many flowers blooming. The sculptures are always interesting to look at, admire, and read about. This trip we had our great grandson with us; so, we went to the zoo and playground - areas we hadn't previously visited. He really enjoyed those areas as well as the dinosaur animatronics display (there for a limited time).
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Is4bel2
Wilmington, North Carolina
"Magnificent garden... but be prepared"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2018 NEW
I traveled with a group, & our leader was misinformed & uninformed by staff that she dealt with. She was told our group of 16 didn’t qualify for making a group reservation for lunch ( required 20), but once we were there, in the restaurant, we were told we could have reserved for a party of 8! Our lunch orders were mixed up & incomplete. I think the waitress was having difficulty with kitchen staff. They sat us near the kitchen, though tables by the windows were open. (For people who knew they could make reservations?!) The food was OK. School tour groups filled the first 2 time slots for the creek boat trip, which is an additional $8, so we had a garden tour @ 10:30AM (senior group $14/person). The tour guide was informative but not technically adept at using her microphone... so was difficult to hear. Tickets for the boat tour needed to be purchased as soon as we arrived, at a separate building (Low Country) 1/4 mile beyond the Welcome Center... with no parking close to the building. There is a shuttle from the Welcome Center that runs on the hour & at 20 minute Intervals. The boat left 4 minutes early; be there early!
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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.