Gallery Talk with Jane Hirsch
Thursday, March 7
The daughter of sculptor Willard Hirsch will present informal insights into her father’s life and art in the Jennewein Gallery of the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion at 2 p.m., followed in Keepsakes by a signing of her book, Art is a Powerful Language: Willard Hirsch – The Man, The Artist.
“Gullah Geechee-mania GAME ONE”
1 p.m. Wednesdays
An interactive, cultural game show presented by Ron Daise, Vice-President for Creative Education. It informs viewers about the unique Gullah Geechee culture and heritage of the southeastern coastal United States. Each guest becomes a “contestant” who will gain “points” for answering questions about Gullah Geechee people, songs, history, culture, foods, and trivia. “Participants may discover they know more about the topic than they have given themselves credit for,” Daise said. “Nonetheless, they will realize how greatly Gullah Geechee culture has impacted the American cultural landscape.” Free with garden admission. (Please note – the program will not be held March 27.)
Camp Brookgreen Registration Begins
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.
'Dirt 'N Details'
Tuesday, March 12
Horticulture program from 12 - 1 p.m is "Houseplant Care" with Patricia Mishoe, Interioscape Specialist with Dandelion Florist & Interior Plantscaping. This informative session with provide tips to keep your houseplants strong and beautiful. Free with garden admission
Saturday, March 16
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 23
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. Here's the list of speakers and activities for the event.
Sculpture Exhibitions - 'Willard Hirsch: Charleston's Sculptor' and 'Recent Acquisitions'
January 26 - April 21
Willard Hirsch: Charleston’s Sculptor, presenting a variety of modeled and carved works by South Carolina artist Willard Hirsch (1905-1982), travels from the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC. Recent Acquisitions showcases art and history objects that are new to the Brookgreen collection including several works by Grainger McKoy and Elliot Offner. Both exhibits are located in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion and are free with garden admission.
Eggstravaganza in Wonderland - Member-Only Event-SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 30
Eggstravaganza in Wonderland will once again bring Lewis Carroll’s classic fantasy tale to life throughout the Gardens on Saturday, March 30. This year the search for seasonal goodies will focus on a trip around the Gardens and through Wonderland. Children and their parents will be provided with a map that will lead them to spots where items for their spring baskets might be found. Families will enjoy walking the Garden areas for special surprises from Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and other Wonderland residents including a new character for 2013.
Please remember to bring a basket for each child because we are absolutely sure every child is going to find lots of treasures! The White Rabbit will hopefully not be running late, so he can bask in the fun and pose for photographs. There will also be Wonderland games, crafts and face painting.This is a member-only event and spaces are limited. Advance registration is required before Monday, March 25, 2013 by calling the Brookgreen reservation line at 843-235-6016. Prices are $12 per child (ages 12 and under). Check-in will be under the Welcome Center Arcade beginning at 9:30 a.m. on March 30. The event will last until 11:30 a.m., and a light Continental breakfast will be offered at a la carte prices at the Pavilion Restaurant during the event from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Make your reservations early because spaces go quickly and this is going to be a “wonder” filled event and great fun for the whole family!