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.
Saturday, June 7
This one-day event (9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) 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.
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. Wednesday, June 11, 18, & 25
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. Isolated on coastal barriers island their unique culture endures today. Through songs, stories, and audience participation Daise brings the Gullah culture to life and you will leave with a new appreciation and understanding of "Wha E Mean fa Be Gullah!". The program is in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.
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.
Saturday, June 14 from 6 - 8 p.m.
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. $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 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. Costs are per week/per child $160 members; $185 non-members. 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. Costs for Arts Camp are $95 members; $115 non-members, includes a $15 art supply fee. Please see July calendar for other grades. Click here for 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.