Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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, this stunning garden has been delighting visitors since its creation in 1931 by Anne and Archer Huntington.

Located off Highway 17 near Myrtle Beach, the garden entrance is conveniently marked by the larger-than-life sculpture Fighting Stallions by founder Anna Hyatt Huntington. Brookgreen Gardens is chiefly famous for its sculpture collections; among the nine thousand lush acres of South Carolina botanical gardens packed with Lowcountry history, you’ll find the most significant collection in the world of outdoor figurative sculptures by American artists. Plus, this historic site aims to teach the reality of life on an 1800s rice plantation and the Gullah culture of the enslaved Africans who worked it.

Guests can explore on foot, by boat tour, or by the Trekker vehicle. Brookgreen does require quite a bit of walking, even though boats and carts are available for rides around the site; plan to walk several miles per visit. The main 1.4-mile loop takes about 25 minutes to walk and the majority of tours and events take up to two hours to complete. Most guests can experience the entire park at a leisurely pace in two days.

Other than trails and tours, there are plenty of open green spaces to walk or lay back and watch the clouds go by. You’ll always find thriving flowers and greenery at Brookgreen’s botanical gardens, but arguably the best time to visit is in the spring, when it’s especially beautiful. The vibrant greens and blossoming flowers create the perfect scenery for picnics and serve as an Instagram-worthy backdrop. This sprawling estate keeps up with its landscaping all year, making it a seasonal spectacle even in the garden’s off-season

Discover animals in scenic enclosures that respect them and the surrounding environment at the Lowcountry Zoo and Native Animal Habitat. The little ones in your crew will love the seasonal Butterfly House and the Peace Garden Room for Children. Visitors of all ages appreciate the fountains, reflecting pools, and hidden pathways. In addition to its natural and artistic beauty, this local garden hosts a variety of holiday and cultural events. Be sure to attend the Summer Light: Art by Night festival in June and Nights of a Thousand Candles in November or December, and check the Brookgreen website for special summer events.

Admission to Brookgreen Gardens is good for seven consecutive days; adult admission is $22, admission for young adults and senior citizens is $20, admission for children ages 4 to 12 is $12, and children under 3 get in for free. The park is open every day except Christmas from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with extended hours in the summer and for special events.

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  • beautiful

    Gorgeous. I can't wait to go again.

    Sam Smith user

  • beautiful

    Gorgeous. I can't wait to go again.

    Sam Smith user


    One of the happiest days of my life was spent at Brookgreen Gardens. While my friends walked through the gardens, I chose to take the boat tour. I didn't want it to end. Later, we shopped in the gift shop and bought some unusual things. But it was the feeling of being in a very special place that I best recall. It's hard sometimes to explain how places affect one. This one was very very special. I hope to revisit someday.

    Anne Sumper 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.

    anonymous poster user

  • Nice park

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  • Daily: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

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