Saturday, June 1
This one-day event is 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 during this one day festival. Free with garden admission. Here's a list of the artists.
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.
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. Please check back soon for more information.
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.
Wines Down Under - Wine Tasting
Saturday, June 15 from 5:30 - 8 p.m.
What could be more lovely than tasting vintage wines in the Live Oak Allee at sunset? This year, we will feature varietals from Australia and New Zealand accompanied with food tastings paired with the wines. One of Brookgreen's annual fund raisers, the wine tasting and silent auction provide a casual evening of enjoyment and whose proceeds help support the gardens all year. Tickets are $50 for members and $65 for guests. Here is the wine list and more information.
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 2nd & 3rd graders June 10-14, 17-21, 24-28 - per week/per child $160 members; $185 non-members. Please see July calendar for other grades.