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.
Sculpture Exhibition - "Equine Spirit: The Horse in American Art"
January 25 – April 20
This exhibit explores the history of the horse as subject matter for art in America and showcases important examples of work from the Brookgreen collection by Anna Hyatt Huntington, Charlotte Dunwiddie, and Marilyn Newmark, alongside borrowed works by other renowned sculptors and painters of horses. Exhibition is free with garden admission.
Open Late til 8 in April
All month we have extended hours so you have more time to enjoy the gardens during one of the prettiest times of the year.
Sunday, April 6
Join sculptor-in-residence, Jim Licaretz, from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium when he will present a program about his work. The talk is free with garden admission.
Dirt 'N Details
Tuesday, April 15
The horticulture department will present a program related to gardening from 12 - 1 p.m. in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium. This month, Gary Forrester, Senior Horry County Extension Agent will give the basics of lawn care in Turf 101.The program is free with garden admission.
Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13
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. Here's the list of plants for sale.
Eggstravaganza in Wonderland - Member-only Event
Saturday, April 19
Eggstravaganza in Wonderland will once again bring Lewis Carroll’s classic fantasy tale to life throughout the Gardens. Children and their parents will be provided with a map that will lead them to spots where items for their spring baskets might be found. Families will enjoy walking the Garden areas for special surprises from Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and other Wonderland residents. Please remember to bring a basket for each child because we are absolutely sure every child is going to find lots of treasures! This is a member-only event and spaces are limited. Advance registration is required before Monday, March 25, 2013 by calling the Brookgreen reservation line at 843-235-6016. Prices are $12 per child (ages 12 and under). Check-in will be under the Welcome Center Arcade beginning at 9:30 a.m. . The event will last until 11:30 a.m., and a light Continental breakfast will be offered at a la carte prices at the Pavilion Restaurant during the event from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Make your reservations early because spaces go quickly and this is going to be a “wonder” filled event and great fun for the whole family!
Sunday, April 27
Designing the 2014 Brookgreen Medal by sculptor, John Sisko. Welcome Center Conference Room, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free with garden admission.