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 27
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.
Brookgreen’s Gullah Geechee Program Series
1 p.m. Wednesdays
“Priscilla’s Posse: A simulated press conference about Gullah Heritage” recounts the historic visit in May 2005 of Thomalind Martin Polite (Priscilla’s descendant) of North Charleston to Sierra Leone, West Africa. Through songs, lectures and photographs, Ronald Daise, Brookgreen’s Vice President for Creative Education explores the language, foods, crafts, rice production, and the Bunce Island Slave Castle.
Saturday, April 5 – Lowcountry Center Auditorium from 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Become a citizen scientist in this AZA sponsored project. All you need is an interest in frogs. Orientation and materials will be provided so you will be ready to listen when the spring season starts. The program is free with garden admission. Call (843) 235-6016 for reservations.
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.
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. Click here for a partial list of plants for sale.
Spring Break Camp
In April, Spring Break Camp provides two days of activities with an emphasis on connections to the natural world, animals, art and having fun! Hours are 10 a.m. - 3p.m. Camp prices are $65 per camper for members of Brookgreen and $80 for non-members. Space is limited and registration is required by calling (843) 235-6049. Click here for dates and more information.
Eggstravaganza in Wonderland - Member-Only Event -SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 19
This year, the search for seasonal goodies will focus on a trip around the Gardens and through Wonderland. 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. Space is limited and advance registration is required 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. on April 19. 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. Be sure to make your reservations early because spaces go quickly and remember to bring a basket for each child to fill with lots of treasures. The White Rabbit will be there on time so he can bask in the fun and pose for photographs.
“Into the Wild” Lecture
Tuesday, April 22 from 12 – 1 p.m.
Join the zoo staff when they present a talk about butterfly conservation. The lecture is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.
“The Reign of Rice Lecture Series”
Saturday, April 26 1 p.m.
Andrew Agha, archeologist, Archeological Research Collective, Charleston, SC, “The Archeology of Rice: Digging for the Roots of Cultivation.” Lecture is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.
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.