Open Late 'til 8 p.m.
In April, enjoy all the beauty at Brookgreen when the gardens remain open until 8 p.m. Check our daily schedule for evening garden tours, programs, and boat rides. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings enjoy dinner in the Pavilion Restaurant.
Thursday, April 2
A lecture will be presented by sculptor-in-residence, Heidi Wastweet at 3 p.m. in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. The lecture is free with garden admission.
Butterfly House Open Daily
Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience
This seasonal exhibit features a lush garden filled with tropical plants where hundreds of butterflies soar through the air. We will add dozens of other species throughout the summer and fall. Whispering Wings contains a pupae emergence room where you can observe the transformation from chrysalis to adult butterflies. The exhibit is open daily. Tickets are $3 - adults and $2 - children in addition to garden admission for a 30-minute timed visit.
1 p.m. Wednesdays in April
Ron Daise, Vice-president for Creative Education and Gullah descendant, will present an entertaining and informative program about the culture, food, language, and history of the Gullah Geechee people. The program will be in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.
January 31 - April 26
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 artists who choose to focus their art on local and global environmental issues; and 2) to heighten public awareness and concern about the degradation of diverse environments. The exhibition is on view daily in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion and is free with garden admission. More information.
Environmental Impact Earth Day Forum
Wednesday, April 22
As part of Environmental Impact, Brookgreen Gardens will present a forum to discuss the work of area organizations, businesses, and individuals that clean-up, re-plant, and find new ways to protect and preserve our environment. The program is at 3 p.m. in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.
Reign of Rice Lecture Series
Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m.
In the final lecture of this year's series, Wendy Carmen Trott, Ph.D., ethnographer of Gullah Studies, will present “ROOT MEDICINE: African Spirituality in South Carolina.” Dr. Trott earned a B.A. degree from the University of South Carolina (Conway) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in African American Studies at Temple University. Her dissertation, “An Afrocentric Analysis of the Transition and Transformation of Root Medicine as Spiritual Practice Among Gullah People of Lowcountry South Carolina,” is an examination of African aesthetics and African-based traditional medicine in the rural south. The program will be in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.
Saturday and Sunday, April 11 & 12
One of the most popular events all year, the plantacular sale is a one-stop shopping experience for high-quality plants grown in Brookgreen's greenhouses. Horticulture staff and volunteers are on-hand to give expert advice for all your gardening needs. Come early for the best selection. Click here for a partial list of plants for sale.
Spring Break Camp
Reserve your space now for Spring Break Camp Brookgreen. Call 235-6049 (Members $65; Non-members $80). Camp hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dates are March 30 – 31 for Horry County K-1 students and April 1 - 2 for 2nd - 3rd graders. Georgetown County dates are April 6-7 for K-1 students and April 8 - 9 for 2nd - 3rd graders. More information.
Chairman's Council Luncheon and President's Council Reception
By invitation only, please hold the dates for the annual lunch and reception for our Chairman's and President's Council members.