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.
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. In April, the exhibit is open daily with extended hours - lasat ticket sold at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 - adults and $2 - children in addition to garden admission for a 30-minute timed visit.
March 5 – September 5
Brookgreen Gardens will host 12 larger-than-life LEGO® brick sculpture installations in its Native Wildlife Zoo. Created by Sean Kenney, renowned artist and children’s author, “Nature Connects” is an award winning exhibit currently touring the country. Made from almost a half million LEGO® bricks, the sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot tall hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long giant dragonfly, and more. The exhibit will be open daily and is included in garden admission. More information.
"Sandy Scott: A Retrospective"
January 23 - April 24, 2016
A major traveling museum exhibition is comprised of a retrospective range of 45 or more sculptures and 35 etchings and drawings. Sandy Scott received her formal art training at the Kansas City Art Institute and later worked as an animation background artist for the motion picture industry. She turned her attention to etchings and print making in the 1970’s and to sculpture in the 1980’s.
The exhibit is free with garden admission.
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.
Saturday and Sunday, April 2 & 3
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.
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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Brookgreen Medal - Public Lecture
The new Brookgreen Medal by Lawrence Noble, Cicada Days, Firefly Nights, makes its debut on Sunday, April 17. Unfortunately, Mr. Noble will be unable to attend due to illness. Robin Salmon, Brookgreen’s Vice-President of Art and Historical Collections/Curator of Sculpture, who worked with Lawrence Noble during his design process, will give a public talk on the medal and its sculptor at 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Welcome Center. The program is free with regular garden admission.