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Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve, located just south of Murrells Inlet, in South Carolina. The 9,100-acre property includes … See more

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Jan 5, 2023
We planned visiting this having little idea how amazing this place would be. Despite the chill (low 40's), it was a great day. This is 900 acres of nature trails, sculpture exhibits and displays, gar… Full review by John M
Dec 10, 2022
We go to Brookgreen several times per year, and it is always remarkably beautiful, but we just got back from the Nights of a Thousand Candles event, and I must say that it was one of the most amazing… Full review by Timmer07
Dec 9, 2022
We love Brookgreen Gardens year round, but in December evenings it is magical! While very popular, the organization is phenomenal; parking and navigating the Garden at night are smoothly orchestrated. Full review by Elle42002

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Thousands of Acres of Natural Beauty
Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark with the most significant collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world and has the only zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of the Carolinas.The thousands of acres in Brookgreen's Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve are rich with evidence of the native plants and animals of the South Carolina Lowcountry as well as the great rice plantations of the 1800's. Explore these places through the programs at the Lowcountry Center, by walking the Lowcountry Trail, and by taking an excursion on our boat or overland vehicle deep into the Preserve.In "A Forest Sanctuary" visitors are surrounded with plants and see first-hand how the beauty of nature can be found in the smallest details. It is open daily and free with garden admission. Cruise on the creeks a 48-foot pontoon boat along historic ricefields now home to alligators, waterfowl, and osprey as an interpreter helps you see the distinctive landscape of the rice plantations and understand the role of enslaved Africans in the cultivation of the rice crop. Boat rides last approximately 45- minutes.Ride with an interpreter along an avenue of historic Live Oaks to a plantation cemetery, a Civil War earthen fort site, and a historic rice mill chimney. From the top of one of the area's highest bluffs, see a panoramic view of the Waccamaw River. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children in addition to the garden admission and must be purchased at the Wall Lowcountry Center at least 10 minutes before tour time. Excursions last approximately 50 minutes. Not recommended for children under six years of age. Daily at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m.
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