Silent Cities – Cemetery Tours
January 4 – March 5, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 12 noon and 2:30 p.m. The popular excursion ‘Silent Cities’ offers a rare opportunity to travel on back roads to explore cemeteries at Brookgreen and learn about the historical burial customs of European and African origin. Tickets are $15 in addition to garden admission for this two-hour excursion and must be purchased at Keepsakes at least 10 minutes prior to departure time. Reservations are suggested; please call (843) 235-6038. Guests for this excursion will receive a discount coupon for same-day purchases at Keepsakes. (Important Note: the Trekker travels over old Plantation-era dirt roads, which are quite rough and bumpy in many places. If you have a physical condition that may be affected by riding over rough terrain, we suggest you consider an alternate excursion.)
The Oaks Plantation History and Nature Excursion
January 4 – March 4 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Monday & Wednesday
Travel back roads with an interpreter and hear about the history of the prominent Alston family here in colonial and antebellum eras. Visit the location of the plantation house, the Alston family cemetery, grounds of the slave village, and other archaeological sites. Due to its remote location transportation is by mini-bus. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children, in addition to garden admission. Purchase tickets at Keepsakes at least 10 minutes prior to departure time. Guests for this excursion will receive a discount coupon for same-day purchases at Keepsakes.
"Sandy Islanders: A People of the Land"
January 12 – March 22, 2015
A traveling pictorial exhibit from McKissick Museum of the University of Columbia, will be on display daily from 12 – 4:30 p.m. Curated by photo documentarian Vennie Deas Moore, the exhibit takes the viewer on a journey into the lives of individuals and families on Sandy Island, SC, one of three Gullah Geechee communities that remain accessible only by boat. The photographic collection, created in 1997, offers new interpretive text and historical artifacts that present an “insider’s” unromantic view of a place and people seldom seen. It portrays the interconnectedness of culture, the value of work, a sense of stewardship of the land, and the symbiotic relation between the long time black and white cultures.
Sculpture Exhibition - January 31 – April 26
"Environmental Impact", a traveling exhibit of paintings, sculptures, and other forms of art, kicks off 2015 with works in both galleries. The exhibit is open daily and is free with garden admission.
Registration for Spring Break Camp
Begins February 16
Reserve your space now for Spring Break Camp Brookgreen. Call 235-6049 (Members $65; Non-members $80). Camp hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dates are March 30 – 31 for Horry County K-1 students and April 1 - 2 for 2nd - 3rd graders. Georgetown County dates are April 6-7 for K-1 students and April 8 - 9 for 2nd - 3rd graders.
Saturday, March 7
Join the zoo keepers for a fun and interactive day with our playful River Otters. There will be craft tables with color sheets, word finds, masks, and more. Storybook reading and an Otter Birthday Party with cake and ice pops for otters and keeper talk as the otters unwrap their presents. Mother Nature’s Café Tour and Meet the Animals programs will be available and all activities are included in garden admission.
'Diggin It' Spring Garden Festival
Saturday, March 21
Members and guests will have an entire day of programs and talks when you can interact with some of the top gardening experts in the Southeast and Brookgreen's horticulture staff. The event is free with garden admission.