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Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Drive
843-235-6000

About Us:

In 1931, Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, founded Brookgreen Gardens, a non-profit 501(c) (3) garden museum, to preserve the native plants and wildlife and display objects of art within that natural setting. Today, Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark with the most significant collections of figurative sculpture in the country and has the only accredited zoo on the coast of the Carolinas. Located south of Myrtle Beach, SC between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island the gardens are open to the public daily.


Recent News

Nights of A Thousand Candles 2019

See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 2,700 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights. From 3 - 10 pm walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, cocoa, or wine. Hear the sounds of holiday music, carolers singing,…

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Brookgreen Gardens Activities for This Week: September 23 - 29, 2019

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Brookgreen Gardens Activities for This Week: August 06- August 12, 2018

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Brookgreen Gardens Activities for This Week: June 25 - July 01, 2018

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Brookgreen Gardens Activities for This Week: June 11- 17, 2018

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Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series 2018

Bring a lawn chair and find your favorite spot under the shade of the Live Oaks to enjoy our Cool Summer Evenings concerts. Sing along, dance and enjoy the talents of local and regional favorite bands. Below is a list of additional excursions and…

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Brookgreen Gardens Closes for Hurricane Mathew

Based On The Evacuation Of Our Area Due To The Threat Of Hurricane Mathew, Brookgreen Gardens Will Be Closed To The Public From Wednesday, October 4 - Saturday, October 8. Please Check The Website For Updates. The Gardens Are Scheduled To Reopen…

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Brookgreen Gardens’ New President and CEO Takes Office in January 2017

Murrells Inlet, SC – With the announcement of Bob Jewell’s decision to retire at the end of the year, BrookgreenGardens initiated a national search to find a successor.  The search was led by Bob Jewell and an executive search committee of…

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Brookgreen Gardens Hosts National Sculpture Society Annual Awards Exhibition

Murrells Inlet, SC -- The collection of sculptures features the work of 45 talented sculptors from across the United States. The exhibition is included in garden admission and the public is invited to vote for their favorite sculpture for the…

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Exhibition - Nature Connects: Legos Bricks Sculpture

Murrells Inlet, SC -- In celebration of its 85th Anniversary, Brookgreen Gardens will host 12 larger-than-life LEGO® brick sculpture installations in its Native Wildlife Zoo. Created by Sean Kenney, renowned artist and children’s author,…

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New Gullah Culture Exhibit Opens at Brookgreen Gardens

“Gullah Culture… Remembering While Evolving,” an exhibit of visual art by Patricia Sabree, will be displayed in Learning Lab I of the Wall Lowcountry Center. Her art reflects her Gullah experiences growing up on a farm with 15 brothers and…

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Brookgreen Gardens Presents Cool Summer Evenings

Murrells Inlet, SC - Enjoy BrookgreenGardens in the cool of the evening when the gardens remain open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from through August 7. Wednesday and Friday evenings, music fills the air with outdoor concerts,…

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Brookgreen Gardens Receives Tripadvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame Award

In celebration of the 5th Anniversary of Certificate of Excellence Award, Tripadvisor announced another category, the Hall of Fame Award just for businesses that have received a Certificate of Excellence all five years and Brookgreen Gardens was one…

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Brookgreen Gardens Hosts Breakfast with the Butterflies

Murrells Inlet, SC -- Brookgreen Gardens will host “Breakfast with the Butterflies” a colorful celebration next to the Butterfly House with a catered breakfast buffet and children’s activities and crafts. All guests will receive a 30…

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Brookgreen Gardens Announces Its Participation in Lowcountry Giving Day 2015

Murrells Inlet, SC –  Brookgreen Gardens, a 501 (C)(3) non-profit, is please to announce its participation in Lowcountry Giving Day 2015, a 24-hour online fundraising event sponsored by Coastal Community Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of…

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Ron Daise Receives SC Arts Commission Grant for Song about Young Stroke

Performing artist and singer/songwriter Ron Daise has been awarded a $500 grant by the SC Arts Commission to produce and record an original Pop tune entitled “People Gotta Know.” The project is intended not only to empower young stroke…

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Brookgreen Summer Camps Offer Education and Summer Fun for Children!

Camp Brookgreen provides one-week activities with an emphasis on connections to the natural world, animals, and art. Summer fun and educational enrichment at Brookgreen Gardens include hands-on activities, zoo and garden exploration, live animal…

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Just as Spring Arrives Brookgreen Hosts Garden Festival 'Diggin It'

Diggin’ It, our annual garden festival, offers a full day of expert and entertaining gardening advice. This year, Dr. Allan Armitage will be a featured speaker. Engaging as well as knowledgeable, he has lectured worldwide and will offer a morning…

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Brookgreen Gardens Hosts Gullah Celebrity Chef

Murrells Inlet, SC -- Sallie Ann Robinson, author and Gullah celebrity chef, will present “Cooking and Living the Daufuskie Gullah Way” a cooking demonstration of crab rice and pecan crunch cookies. Part of “The Reign of Rice Lecture Series”…

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Ron and Natalie Daise to Perform 'God’s Trombones' at Brookgreen Gardens

In observance of Black History Month, Ron and Natalie Daise will present dramatic readings from “God’s Trombones:  Seven Negro Poems in Verse” by James Weldon Johnson. Ron Daise, Brookgreen’s Vice President for Creative Education, is an…

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Exhibition - Environmental Impact

Brookgreen Gardens will host Environmental Impact, a cutting edge art exhibition that is touring museums throughout the United States. The purpose of the exhibition is two-fold: 1) to recognize, document, and share the work of leading contemporary…

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New Gullah Exhibit Opens at Brookgreen Gardens

Murrells Inlet, SC -- Brookgreen Gardens Opens Gullah Pictorial Exhibit Sandy Islanders: A People of the Land, a traveling pictorial exhibit from McKissick Museum of the University of  South Carolina, will be installed in the Brookgreen Gardens…

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Brookgreen Gardens Hosts Award Winning Author for Historical Horticulture Lecture

Brookgreen Gardens will present a talk entitled ‘Founding Gardeners’ by award winning author, Andrea Wulf. Wulf’s lecture looks at the lives of our founding fathers and how their attitude toward plants, gardens, nature, and agriculture shaped…

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Final Week for Brookgreen Gardens’ Cool Summer Evenings

Murrells Inlet, SC - The final week when Brookgreen Gardens is open late until 9 p.m. with outdoor theater, concerts, and special programs just for kids. Entertainment is included in garden admission. Pontoon boat rides are available at 5, 6, &…

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Brookgreen Gardens Receives Conservation Grant

Murrells Inlet, SC -- Brookgreen Gardens is one of the 30 institutions in the country to be awarded the “Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium” grants by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). The $5,000 grant will fund the…

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Brookgreen Gardens for Cool Summer Evenings

Murrells Inlet, SC - Brookgreen Gardens is open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays with outdoor theater, concerts, and special programs just for kids (Lowcountry Zoo area closes at 7 p.m.) Entertainment and programs are included in…

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Brookgreen Gardens Open Late for Cool Summer Evenings

Murrells Inlet, SC - Brookgreen Gardens is open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays with outdoor theater, concerts, and special programs just for kids (Lowcountry Zoo area closes at 7 p.m.) Entertainment and programs are included in…

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Brookgreen Gardens New Outdoor Drama

Murrells Inlet, SC -- Brookgreen Gardens is open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until August 8 (Lowcountry Zoo area closes at 7 p.m.) Enjoy outdoor theater, concerts, and special programs just for kids. Entertainment and programs…

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Brookgreen Gardens Cool Summer Evenings July 2 - 4, 2014

Murrells Inlet, SC -- Brookgreen Gardens is open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until August 8 (Lowcountry Zoo area closes at 7 p.m.) Enjoy concerts and special programs just for kids. Entertainment and programs are included in…

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New CD by Ronald Daise Provides Listeners with Gullah Things to Think About

Pawleys Island, SC -- Author, performing artist, and cultural preservationist Ronald Daise will release a new CD, “Gullah Tings fa Tink Bout,” on June 24. Through songs and readings, Daise offers listeners a musical journey to…

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Brookgreen Gardens Cool Summer

Murrells Inlet, SC - Brookgreen Gardens is open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until August 8 (Lowcountry Zoo area closes at 7 p.m.) Enjoy outdoor concerts and special programs just for kids. Entertainment and programs are…

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Cultural Preservationist Ronald Daise Receives Grant from the SC Arts Commission

Performing artist, author, and cultural preservationist Ronald Daise has been awarded a $5,000 grant by the SC Arts Commission for the 2014 fiscal year. Daise is Vice President for Creative Education at Brookgreen Gardens and the former chairman of…

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Just as Spring Arrives Brookgreen Hosts Annual Garden Festival Diggin It

Brookgreen’s annual garden festival offers an exceptional opportunity to get expert advice on a wide range of gardening topics. From demonstrations and guest speakers to workshops and a container plant silent auction, this event offers excellence…

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Brookgreen Gardens 'The Reign of Rice Lecture Series' Features Guest Speaker

Louis Nelson, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Research and International Programs in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, will present a historical talk entitled “Carolina Gold” in Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium at Brookgreen…

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Brookgreen Offers New and Adventurous Spring Break and Summer Camps!

Camp Brookgreen 2014 will host a new Spring Break Camp in April and adventurous weekly sessions and creative Arts Camps in June and July. Registrations are now being taken for Spring Break Camp at 235-6049. Registrations for weekly and 2-day Arts…

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Brookgreen Gardens Call for Open Auditions for 2014 Seasonal Productions

For Summer 2014 productions and events   We are holding auditions for our 2014 seasonal productions that will require musical and dramatic talent. Semi-professional / experienced actors and vocalists are invited to audition for upcoming productions…

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Brookgreen Gardens Celebrates Black History Month with Guest Lecture, Exhibit, and School Educational Programs

The month of February, in celebration of Black History Month, Brookgreen Gardens offers programs and an exhibit to educate visitors and students about the influence of Gullah Geechee culture. On February 15, Jessica Harris, Ph.D., Queens College/…

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Brookgreen Gardens Slates Winter Season Educational Gullah Exhibit and Lecture Series about the Lowcountry’s Rice Culture

The Brookgreen Gardens Creative Education Department has scheduled programs that will educate visitors and students about the influence of Gullah Geechee culture to the rice heritage of the Lowcountry community and America.  “Sojun tu Gullah…

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Brookgreen Gardens Lights Up The Night on New Year’s Eve

Murrells Inlet, SC -- Brookgreen Gardens Lights Up The Night on New Year’s Eve On New Year’s Eve from 6 – 9 p.m., stroll through the garden with hundreds of hand-lit candles, thousands of sparkling lights, and live performances. Space for…

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Brookgreen Gardens Holds Annual Fall Festival

Brookgreen’s annual fall festival, Harvest Home Weekend Festival and is filled with outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy. We’ll have favorite activities such as scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, hayrides, live…

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Baby Alligators Hatch at Brookgreen Gardens’ Zoo

For the first time in recent history four baby alligators emerged from the nest of 23 eggs laid by one of the female alligators in the Lowcountry Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens. “The eggs started chirping this past Saturday and we have had to…

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Brookgreen Gardens Hosts Brew at the Zoo

Presented by The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens, ‘Brew at the Zoo’. Guests will enjoy tastings of more than 30 regional and national craft beers, entertainment by Murrells Inlet favorite band 'Bullfrog', a signature tasting glass, and…

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Brookgreen Gardens Hosts National Sculpture Society 80th Annual Awards Exhibition

Brookgreen Garden is pleased to host the National Sculpture Society 80th Annual Awards Exhibition. The sculpture ranges from classical to contemporary, and is composed of portrait busts, bas-reliefs, and figures of all sizes and dimensions. A Jury…

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Brookgreen Gardens' Cool Summer Evenings July 31 – August 2, 2013

Enjoy outdoor theater, concerts, and special programs just for kids when the gardens stay open until 9 p.m. Entertainment and programs are included in garden admission. Cruises down the creek are available all three evenings. Wednesday nights 7…

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Brookgreen Gardens' Children Activity Days

BrookgreenGardens will host "Children’s Activity Day” an engaging edventure just for kids in Learning Lab 1 of the E. Craig Wall, Jr., LowcountryCenter, "We wanted to have an indoor, interactive event that would be entertaining and…

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Brookgreen Gardens' Cool Summer Evenings July 3 - 5, 2013

Enjoy outdoor theater, concerts, and special programs just for kids when the gardens stay open until 9 p.m. Entertainment and programs are included in garden admission. Cruises down the creek are available all three evenings and new this year, on…

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