January 2 – March 6, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 12 noon and 2:30 p.m. - Ride on the Trekker down back roads and explore cemeteries, the Silent Cities at Brookgreen. Walk through former slaves and plantation owner graveyards and hear about the historical burial customs of European and African origin. Tickets are $15 in addition to garden admission for this two-hour excursion and must be purchased at Keepsakes at least 10 minutes prior to departure time. Reservations are suggested; please call (843) 235-6042. Visitors who purchase tickets for this excursion will receive a discount coupon for same-day purchases at Keepsakes, the Brookgreen Shop.
Here's a short video of Silent Cities. Enjoy!
The Oaks Plantation History and Nature Trail
January 1 – March 7, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
Through interpretive panels along this walking trail learn about the history of The Oaks Plantation and see archaeological sites that include the footprints of the plantation owner’s house, kitchen the overseer’s house, and the enslaved African village. Transportation to The Oaks Plantation History and Nature Trail is only by mini-bus which departs on the hour from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Tickets are $3 per person and must be purchased at Keepsakes at least 10 minutes prior to departure time. Visitors who purchase tickets for this excursion will receive a discount coupon for same-day purchases at Keepsakes.
'Dirt 'N Details'
Tuesday, January 14
Horticulture program from 12 - 1 p.m. Free with garden admission
3 p.m. Wednesday, January 8 & 22
Learn how to make healthy and flavorful meals for family and friends. $25 per person and $20 per person for members. Call (843) 235-6016 for reservations.
Children's Discovery Room
Saturday and Sunday January 11 - March 1
From noon to 4:30 p.m., the Children's Discovery Room features 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.
Sculpture Exhibition - "Equine Spirit: The Horse in American Art"
January 25 – April 20
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.