Brookgreen Gardens

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1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576     843-235-6000
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About Brookgreen Gardens

Registered as a National Historic Landmark, Brookgreen Gardens is a wonder of native flora, fauna, and American sculpture. Considered by many to be the jewel of the Grand Strand, Brookgreen Gardens has been delighting visitors since its creation in 1931 by Anne and Archer Huntington. 

Located off Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet, the entrance is conveniently marked by the larger-than-life sculpture Fighting Stallions by founder Anna Hyatt Huntington. Among the nine-thousand lush acres of South Carolina history and Lowcountry, landscapes you will find the most significant collection of outdoor figurative sculpture by American artists in the world. At Brookgreen Gardens you will learn about the rice plantations of the 1800s and the Gullah culture of the enslaved Africans who worked them.

Guests are able to see animals in scenic enclosures that respect the animals and the surrounding environment at the Lowcountry Zoo and Native Animal Habitat. The little ones will love the Butterfly House and the Peace Garden Room for Children along with the fountains, reflecting pools, and hidden pathways.

There are plenty of open, green spaces to walk or lay back and watch the clouds go by at Brookgreen Gardens. Picnics are allowed in designated areas. Guests can explore all Brookgreen Gardens has to offer on foot, by boat tour or by the Trekker tour vehicle. In addition to the natural and artistic beauty, Brookgreen Garden hosts a variety of holiday and cultural events. Be sure to attend the Harvest Home Weekend in October, Nights of a Thousand Candles in December, and check their website for special summer events. 

In 2020, Brookgreen Gardens presents a new exhibit from internationally known artist Bruce Munro. This work of art features large-scale light sculptures with seven works of art in light and mixed media, each designed specifically for the natural garden rooms.

Admission to Brookgreen Gardens is good for seven consecutive days, adults: $18, young adult and senior citizens: $16, children 4-12: $10, children under 3 are free. Open every day but Christmas, Brookgreen Gardens is open from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm with extended hours in the summer and for special events.

$1 Off Admission to Brookgreen Gardens

Save $1 off admission to Brookgreen Gardens. Valid for up to 4 people. Some restrictions apply. Does not include special ticketed events. Present this coupon at Brookgreen Gardens admissions plaza. Garden admission is good for seven consecutive days. Expires March 31, 2018.

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Brookgreen Gardens Reviews

See what 31 users said about Brookgreen Gardens:

anonymous poster user
love jow it makes me feel

In anyone's life there is a time when you must examine yourself in relationship to the world around you. This is one of the most fabulous places on the planet to contemplate nature and your place in it.

Deb C user
Nice park

Nice park

Keith C user
Beautiful historic gardens.

Very beautiful and peaceful park and gardens. We enjoyed the river boat cruise, even saw many birds, turtles and alligators.

Val R user
Dont leave Myrtle Beach without a visit to Brookgreen Gardens

Excellent place no matter the age. My grandchildren loved the boat ride and tour in a WW2 jeep deep into the woods. Loved the art, animals and swamp tour. So much history I suggest buying a pass to return another day.

Trudy M user
Great place for walking in nature.

The best place to see on a nice day, and you better be ready to do a lot of walking. But it is really worth every step. Beautiful art work and flowers,there is even a animal park for the kids to see different animals.


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