Butterfly House Open Daily
Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience
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.
May 4 - July 28
"Selected Works by Rainey Master Sculptors" and the "American Medallic Sculpture Association 30th Anniversary" will be on display in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion. The exhibitions are free with garden admission.
Brookgreen Gardens 82nd Birthday Lecture - Brookgreen and New York City: Connected by Sculpture
Saturday, July 13
On Brookgreen’s 82nd birthday, Robin Salmon, Vice-President of Art and Historical Collections and Curator of Sculpture will present a lecture entitled, Brookgreen and New York City: Connected by Sculpture. The talk is at 3 p.m. in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with regular admission.
“The connections between South Carolina’s Brookgreen Gardens and New York City are many – there are hundreds of individual sculptors having artworks common to both locations,” Salmon said about her talk. “Many of these connections are related to the vision and generosity of Brookgreen’s founders, Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington.” This talk will present information about the Huntingtons, about some of the notable sculptors who lived and worked in New York City whose artistic works have become New York landmarks.
Enchanted Storybook Forest
Mid-May through October
Younger guests enter the magical world of the Enchanted Storybook Forest, a collection of storybook playhouses created by local builders, architects and organizations. Each house is based on a classic children’s story or nursery rhyme and will encourage reading and interaction with the natural world. Special programs, classes, and activities will occur throughout the season and include storytelling under the trees, book sharing, arts and crafts and lessons on nature. The exhibit is free with garden admission.
Cool Summer Evenings
Wednesday - Friday, June 12 - August 9
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 $7 in addition to admission.
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 and Huntington Beach State Park include storytelling, arts and crafts, and a boat ride along freshwater creeks and rivers. Sessions are for rising 2nd - 12th graders.
Registration begins Monday, March 11, for members and Monday, March 18, for non-members. Call 843-235-6049 for more information. Camp Dates Rising 4th & 5th graders, July 8-12 and July 15-19 prices are $160 members per week/per child and $185 non-members
Rising 6th & 7th graders - July 1-2 with Diane Turnley $95 members; $115 non-members, includes a $15 art supply fee
Rising 8th-12th graders - July 22-23 $95 members; $115 non- members, includes a $15 art supply fee. See June calendar for camp dates of rising 2nd and 3rd graders.