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 17 – August 3
"Kent Ullberg: A Retrospective"
This is a traveling retrospective exhibit of 48 pieces by Kent Ullberg, widely recognized as one of the world's leading wildlife sculptors. The works give insight into Ullberg's sense of design and mechanics and also include smaller sculptures of unique and delicate beauty. Pieces in the exhibition span from Owl (1969) to Archipenko’s Heron (2004), and include Wind in the Sails, a 1999 stainless steel sculpture that stands in Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibit travels from the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ.
New Two-Day Art Festival
June 7 & 8
Newly expanded two-day event (9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) provides an opportunity to talk with local and regional artists and authors. Brookgreen invites selected artists and authors to sell their works, meet with visitors and give demonstrations. The festival is free with garden admission. More information.
Artists who would like to participate in Brookgreen's Art Festival may click here to apply online.
Dirt ‘n’ Details
Tuesday, June 10
Brookgreen Gardens is pleased to present a horticulture program series. The programs will be in the Wall Lowcountry Center from 12 – 1 p.m. and are free with garden admission.
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. “Tinkabouts!” An interactive, cultural game show presents options for participants to consider or, “tinkabout.” Each guest becomes a “contestant” who will gain “points” for answering questions about Gullah Geechee people, songs, history, culture, foods, and trivia. The program is in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission. (Program is not held July 2 & September 3).
Cool Summer Evenings
Wednesday - Friday, June 11 - August 8
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.
Wines of the South: South Africa and South America – Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
Saturday, June 14 from 5:30 - 8 p.m.
A kick-off of the Cool Summer Evenings series, our annual wine tasting event will be held in the Oak Alleé from 5:30 – 8 p.m. We will feature both red and white wines paired with tastes of palette cleansing foods. Wines will be available for purchase at the event at discounted prices. As part of this special evening, The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens will host a silent auction and we will have live entertainment. Tickets are limited and include a signature wine glass. Call (843) 235-6016 or go online for reservations - $50 for members and $65 for non-members. (Tickets are non-refundable, unused tickets will be considered a donation to Brookgreen.) Here is the wine list and more information. Sponsored in part by
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 - 12th graders. Registration begins Monday, March 17, for members and Monday, March 24, for non-members. Call 843-235-6049 for more information. Camp Dates - Rising K - 1st grade June 16-20, & 23-27. Arts Camp for rising 6th & 7th grades will be June 16-17 and for rising 8th-12th grades will be June 23-24. Please see July calendar for other grades. Click here for prices and more information.
“Into the Wild” Lecture
Tuesday, June 24 from 12 – 1 p.m.
Join the zoo staff when they present a talk about the animal enrichment activities and training for the Zoo. The lecture is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.