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
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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Kelly R
Oakville, Canada
"Stunning"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
We went to Brookgreen Gardens for the Summerlights Festival. Very well organized....the gardens are stunning and the light show was beautiful and fun to walk through. Highly recommend.
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John M
Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
"Interesting place to visit."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
These gardens are set in very large grounds, it is an interesting place to walk around, very nice gardens and plenty of statues that are very interesting, also there is is a cafe for food and a sit down for lunch. This is well worth a visit.
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Bradley B
Wayland, New York
"Perfect break from beach, putt-putt and crowds"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
After 4 days of sun and fun with the kids at the beach, putt-putt, etc. we decided everyone needed a nature/educational adventure to calm our souls. Brookgreen Gardens proved the perfect setting. The garden walks and discussions about sculpture artists, greek mythology, plantation life, garden design, etc. was awesome. Brookgreen Gardens is tranquil setting. The lunch we had at restaurant was the best food we ate all week in Myrtle Beach. We couldn't stop telling everyone "have you been to this place". A real find. The cost for our family of 4 was ~$55.00 but worth every penny.
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Htb999
Greenville, South Carolina
"Always beautiful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
Brookgreen never disappoints no matter the season. Visited Saturday did our walk around the property to view the beauty and animals. I am thankful that places like this have been preserved for all to visit.
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thefarmhouse2008
Princeton, West Virginia
"Beautiful place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 13, 2018 NEW
This is a must . Everything at Brookgreen is beautiful. We had lunch there and it was delicious. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
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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.