"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.

Butterfly House Open Daily
This seasonal exhibit features a lush garden filled with tropical plants where hundreds of butterflies soar through the air. 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 14 - August 11

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.

Sculpture Exhibit
May 27 – July 23

"Recent Acquisitions, 2014-2016"
This exhibit will feature works by Stanley Bleifeld (1924-2011), Marion Roller (1916 -2012), and Domenico Facci (1916-1994), all of whom are represented by multiple sculptures in the Brookgreen Gardens collection. It will also include medallic art by important sculptors in this specialized field which has been an acquisition focus in recent years. The exhibit is free with garden admission.

Sculpture Lecture
July 13 at 11:00 am
Welcome Center Conference Room

Robin Salmon, Vice President of Art & Historical Collections/Curator of Sculpture will give a lecture titled, “Recent Acquisitions at Brookgreen Gardens." This lecture is free with garden admission and to members.

Share Your History on Brookgreen’s 86th Birthday
Lowcountry Auditorium
July 13, 1:00pm-4:30pm

Bring your family heirlooms, photographs, portraits, archival material, and other items that relate to the history of plantations in Georgetown County, especially the Brookgreen Gardens property (Laurel Hill, Springfield, Brookgreen, and The Oaks Plantations). We want to photograph them as well as provide an opportunity for you to lend them for a future exhibition. Experts will be on hand to help identify your objects. If an item is large, bring good photographs of it from more than one side. Everything from kitchen implements to fine silver and family portraits to farm tools will be welcomed. And, enjoy cake as we celebrate Brookgreen Gardens’ 86th Birthday! Please call Robin Salmon at 843-235-6012 to reserve your space.

Gullah Geechee Program Series

July 5, 12 & 19
Ron Daise, Vice President for Creative Education, presents “Taak dat Taak (Talk that Talk)” 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.

**July 5th** Author Robert Insley to present information about historical figure, Renty Tucker as well as information about agricultural and building arts practiced by enslaved African Americans at Hagley Plantation.  1 pm in the LCC.

**July 26** There will be no Gullah Geechee Program on Wednesday, July 26.

Camp Brookgreen
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, crafts, games, stories, projects and more. Sessions are for rising K - 12th graders. Call 843-235-6049 for more information.


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