"Ribbit the Exhibit"
"Ribbit The Exhibit" is a remarkable traveling collection of larger-than-life, copper frogs taking part in a variety of activities, including playing instruments, catching butterflies, and meditating on a lily pad. Sculpted by artist, J.A. Cobb, these captivating whimsical sculptures are on display from April 1 to July 9, 2017 and are included in garden admission.
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 until 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 - adults and $2 - children in addition to garden admission for a 30-minute timed visit.
Spring Break Camp
Horry County K-1st graders on April 10 and 11; 2nd-3rd graders on April 12 and 13. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Georgetown County K-1st graders on April 17 and 18; 2nd-3rd graders on April 19 and 20. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fees are $65 for Members and $80 for Non-Members. Call (843) 235-6049 to register. Sessions offer nature exploration, crafts, games, projects, and live animal encounters.
January 28 – April 16
"Life in the American West" is on display daily in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion and is included in garden admission.
Saturday, April 15, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
You are invited to enter the enchanted world of Peter Rabbit and Friends, as delightful characters from Beatrix Potter’s classic tales come alive in a garden full of surprises, treats, and activities. Meet such favorites as Peter Rabbit, Jeremy Fisher, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Squirrel Nutkin, Tod Fox, and Mr. McGregor!
Enjoy games and explore a maze in Mr. McGregor’s Garden. Peter Rabbit will join in the fun and pose for lots of photos, so bring your basket and dress up for this special morning. The Old Kitchen will serve à la carte morning snacks. Limited reservations are available for this members-only event. Call 843-235-6016 beginning March 14 to make your reservation early, as this event sells out quickly. Each child is $20 (ages 12 and under, please.)
Hear sculptor, Heidi Wastweet talk about her design for the 2017 Brookgreen Medal. Her talk is at 4:30 pm in the Welcome Center Conference Room and 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 8 & 9
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.
Week-long camp provides activities with an emphasis on connections to the natural world, animals and art. Summer fun and educational enrichment at Brookgreen Gardens include hands-on activities, zoo and garden exploration, live animal encounters, cragts, games, stories, projects and more. Sessions are for rising k-7th graders. Call 843-235-6049 for more information.