“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.
A very beautiful experience. I would highly recommend visiting if in the area! The price of the ticket will allow you entry for seven days so it is defiantly worth the price. The gardens are full of different plants, sculptures, galleries and a small local wildlife zoo.
If visiting during the winter make a point to visit the Night of 1000 Candles. It is an amazing experience. The gardens are wrapped with strands of lights and candles are placed throughout. There is live music and a small food tent set up. This is a great way to start off your holiday season!
A great place to spend the day. Wonderful sculptutes; springtime is really beautiful...summers can be very hot, bring water. Be sure to check wildlife sanctuary, trams will take you there. A+
Sunday night (lights)
$13/ 7 days
Absolutely loved this garden, the sculpture is amazing, the animals really fantastic, and you get to go right in with so many birds. Wonderful and so worth it, absolutely stunning. Could easily spend a day here wandering and taking pictures.
Beautiful sculpture and a zoo amidst beautiful, well-manicured gardens. It's worth the admission price.
It was a little snooty with directives like "proper garden attire required", but we forged forward and had a great time and got to see amazing artwork.
For those with kids, they added a playground near the zoo, which is a great place to let the kids run around.
The zoo is small, but beautiful. The aviary is fantastic and you get to be right inside with the birds.
We visit this place every time we come down to SC, and it's always a fantastic visit. The place is beautiful, and it's got a zoo, and a butterfly gallery, and a sculpture garden!
Love it here in every season.
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