Butterfly House Open Daily
This seasonal exhibit features a lush garden filled with tropical plants where hundreds of butterflies soar through the air. Monarch, Zebra Longwing, Swallowtail, Julia, Buckeye, Queen, Painted Lady, and American Lady are just a few of the species that call Whispering Wings home. 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.
Cool Summer Evenings
Wednesday - Friday, June 10 - August 7
After a day at the beach, visit the gardens in the cool of the evening and enjoy concerts, kids programs, and dinner in the Pavilion Restaurant. Entertainment and programs are included in garden admission. Creek Cruises are $8 in addition to admission.
"Carolina Roots: Works by Sigmund Abeles and Grainger McKoy" thru July 26
This exhibit examines the work of two renowned “Sons of Carolina” having special ties to Brookgreen Gardens: printmaker, painter, and sculptor Sigmund Abeles and sculptor Grainger McKoy.This exhibit is on display in the Jennewein Gallery and is free with garden admission.
"Antebellum Waccamaw: Paintings and Drawings by Emily Esdaile Weston" thru July 26 This collection of pencil and pen and ink drawings and watercolors, dating from the 1840s to the 1860s, was made by Emily Frances Esdaile Weston (1810-1886), the British wife of Plowden C. J. Weston, a 19th century owner of Laurel Hill Plantation, the north section of Brookgreen Gardens’ property. This exhibit is on display in the Noble Gallery and is free with garden admission.
Brookgreen Anniversary Lecture
Monday, July 13, 3 p.m.
“Thoughts on Anna Hyatt Huntington and Belle Baruch” Join Robin Salmon, Vice-President of Art and Historical Collections at Brookgreen, and Lee Brockington from Hobcaw Barony when they compare and contrast the lives of Anna Hyatt Huntington and Belle Baruch. The talk is free with garden admission and will be held in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium.
Gullah Geechee Program Series
1 p.m. Wednesdays, June - September
Join Ron Daise, Brookgreen's Vice-President for Creative Education, author, and historian and learn about the people, language, and culture of the Gullah Geechee people whose ancestors were enslaved from West Africa and brought here to work on plantations. Theprogram is in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission “Nottin bot de Rice!” (Nothing but Rice!) Entertaining and educational, this interactive, cultural game show informs viewers about the rice culture lived and passed down by Gullah Geechee people of the southeastern coastal United States. Each guest becomes a “contestant” who will gain “points” for answering questions about aspects of rice production, Gullah Geechee people, songs, history, culture, foods, and trivia. “Participants may discover they know more about the topics than they have given themselves credit for,” Daise said. “Nonetheless, they will realize how greatly Gullah Geechee culture has impacted the American cultural landscape.”
Camp Brookgreen provides one-week 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, crafts, games, stories, projects and more. Sessions are for rising K - 7th graders. Registration begins Monday, March 16, for members and Monday, March 23, for non-members. Call 843-235-6049 for more information. Camp dates for rising 2nd & 3rd graders are July 6-10 and July 13-17. For rising 4th & 5th grades the dates are July 20-24 and July 27 - August 31.Click here for prices more information.