November 27-January 3 - Indoors holiday exhibits in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion. These exhibits are free with garden admission. "Holiday Memories: Trains, Trees, and Treasures" - Brookgreen Gardens’ 2015 holiday exhibit theme builds upon its previous show-stopping displays of electric model trains (both Lionel and American Flyer), period Christmas trees, and other nostalgia from holiday celebrations of the Twentieth Century. Featured in the exhibit are paintings of scenes of children, Christmas, and toy trains by Angela Trotta Thomas. Her Rockwell-like paintings have earned her the title of “The Train Lady”. Period Christmas trees will display authentic ornaments and lights that bring back memories of the 1930s to the 1960s. For children, a new “Thomas the Train and Friends” display is featured in the front of the gallery and, for adults, the “Front Street Georgetown” outdoor train display has expanded to include the historic Town Clock and other structures. Representing the “Treasures” in the title will be a Tiffany-inspired store window featuring beautiful costume jewelry on loan from the collection of Sherri Duncan. This exhibit is sponsored by
“Peace on Earth” is the exhibit theme presented by our horticultural department and its displays represent tranquil and natural settings from around the world. You will be delighted at every turn from the beautiful evergreen forest area and an antique sleigh with a home-made quilt and to Moravian glass stars and crystal icicles,. Look closely for the natural mandalas and find inspiration in the creative and unusual ways to incorporate stumpery in your garden. You may even find a nature-based Saint Nicholas and without a doubt you will find fresh ideas for holiday decorating at your home. This exhibit is sponsored by
Please note: the gardens are only open from 3 - 10 p.m. and the zoo is closed during this event. Photographers may use monopods. Tripods are not allowed.
Your purchases make a difference. You make a difference. All of your purchases help support Brookgreen Gardens, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit whose mission is to display figurative sculpture by American artists and to preserve regional plants, animals, and history. Tickets are non-refundable. Unused tickets will be considered a donation to Brookgreen Gardens.
Members of The Huntington Society, the Chairman’s Council, and the President’s Council, please call 843.235.6016 or go online to receive your tickets. All guests must have a ticket to attend the festival. More information
For group pricing of 15 guests or more, please call (800) 849-1931 or (843) 235-6021.
New Year's Eve 'Garden by Candlelight' Pre-Party
Begin your New Year's Eve celebration at Brookgreen when the sculpture garden will open from 6 - 9 p.m. with thousands of hand-lit candles and holiday lights. Performances by the Vocal Edition, choral ensemble, are included. Space is limited for this special evening in the gardens and advanced tickets are required. Tickets are $20 and $15 for members. Buy tickets online beginning August 1, 2015 or call (843) 235-6016. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Sponsored in part by