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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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Familyman454
Cincinnati, Ohio
"A wonderful gem"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2017 NEW
Ticket gets you a week of garden animals and history. Highly recommend. Part of 9000 acres of 4 rice plantations, the Huntington family purchases it and made it a sanctuary for plants, animals, and art.
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E S
San Juan
"Beautiful and tranquil"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2017 NEW
I loved this sculpture garden and park. I will certainly return. The our guide was great knowledgeable on the platoon ride through the rice plantations. The butterfly garden was also beautiful. Great place to spend the entire day. Pack a lunch and picnic on the lawns. Great place to take lots of pics.
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Mark D
Simpsonville, South Carolina
"Absolutely stunning gardens! Outstanding sculpture and friendly environment. You can't see it all in a short period."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2017 NEW
I will return! The gardens are beautiful with a broad range of plants and flowers both native and other. The historical side is excellent as well with a history of the plantation and the rice fields. Our good friend 'Ron Daise' a native of the Lowcountry who is fluent in the Gullah language........does a ''story/talk' on Wednesdays. Not to miss! If you love gardens and do not go here you have truly missed a jewel in Myrtle Beach.
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pamgriest72
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
"Great place to visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2017 NEW
It is such a beautiful place! So many different types of flowers, and the trees are so gorgeous! There are so many things to do here. I have visited a few times already, and definitely will come back. I love the boat ride, and I especially LOVE the butterfly house!! I always see plenty of different kinds, and am able to get really pretty pictures of them. And the zoo is great too! I would definitely recommend this place!!
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Gary A
"One of the Best in America "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2017 NEW
Brookgreen Gardens is truly a treasure of the Southern United States. If you're visiting the area consider this a top priority. The gardens and sculptures are as spectacular as any in America, the wildlife trail is special and fun, and there are always special events and activities taking place. Just go.

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.