Silent Cities – Cemetery Tours -
January 7 - March 3, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 12 noon & 2:30 p.m. The popular excursion ‘Silent Cities’ offers a rare opportunity to travel on back roads to explore cemeteries at Brookgreen and learn about the historical burial customs of European and African origin. Tickets are $15 in addition to garden admission for this two-hour excursion. Reservations are suggested; please call (843) 235-6016. Based on availability tickets amy also be purchased at Keepsakes at least 10 minutes prior to departure time. Guests for this excursion will receive a discount coupon for same-day purchases at Keepsakes. (Important Note: the Trekker travels over old Plantation-era dirt roads, which are quite rough and bumpy in many places. If you have a physical condition that may be affected by riding over rough terrain, we suggest you consider an alternate excursion.)
The Oaks Plantation History and Nature Excursion
January 9 - March 1 on Monday & Wednesday at 11 am & 1 pm
Travel back roads with an interpreter and hear about the history of the prominent Alston family here in colonial and antebellum eras. Visit the location of the plantation house, the Alston family cemetery, grounds of the slave village, and other archaeological sites. Due to its remote location, transportation is by mini-bus. Call (843) 235-6016 for reservations. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children, in addition to garden admission. Based on availablity, tickets may also be purchased at Keepsakes at least 10 minutes prior to departure time. Guests for this excursion will receive a discount coupon for same-day purchases at Keepsakes.
New Education Exhibit
January 9 through March 12
“Shine On, Gullah. Shine On.” an exhibit of Story Quilts, Fabric Collages, and Prints by Fabric Chronicler Dorothy Montgomery of Charleston, is displayed 12-4:30 p.m. daily in Learning Lab I at the Wall Lowcountry Center from. Free with garden admission.
January 28 – April 16
Life in the American West is on display daily in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion and is included in garden admission.
Children's Discovery Room
Saturday and Sunday January 7 - February 25
From noon to 4:30 p.m., the Children's Discovery Room features seven interactive stations for children ages 4 – 12 that afford opportunities to learn about the rich history, nature, and art at Brookgreen Gardens. Free with garden admission. In March, the Children’s Discovery Room will open daily.
Winter Tea Party
Saturdays and Sundays in February
Warm up a winter day with hot teas and sweet and savory treats.. Seatings are 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members and reservations are required by calling (843) 235-6016.
Keepsakes, Gift Shop - Special Valentine Event
February 11 & 12
From 12 noon -5 p.m., join us and experience our new jewelry collections just in time
for Valentine’s Day shopping.
Pavilion Restaurant - Valentine Special
February 11 & 12
In addition to our regular menu, we offer a Lunch Special.
Zookeeper for a Day
Guests age 12 and older gain a firsthand look at working in a zoo and spend the day helping zookeepers with their daily routine of feeding, cleaning, and animal care. Registration is $150 and limited to one person. Call 843-235-6049.
“Gullah Geechee Program Series
February 15 & 22
Ron Daise, Vice President for Creative Education, presents “Gullah Geechee Skrent (Strength)” Wednesdays at 1 p.m., in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium. The 50-minute interactive program informs about values and qualities that are inherent to Gullah Geechee heritage, as relayed through songs, poetry, excerpts from cultural writings, and personal insights. The program is free with garden admission.
Reign of Rice Lecture Series
Gilbert Walker, Artist–Blacksmith, presents “Sharing Gullah Geechee Heritage through Ironworks and Storytelling” at 1 p.m. in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Free with garden admission, seating must be reserved by calling (843) 235-6049.
Black History Month Program
“Mirrored Images: Race Relations Today and Yesterday” The program is free with garden admission, seating must be reserved at (843) 235-6049.