"Ribbit the Exhibit"
"Ribbit The Exhibit" is a remarkable traveling collection of larger-than-life, copper frogs taking part in a variety of activities, including playing instruments, catching butterflies, and meditating on a lily pad. Sculpted by artist, J.A. Cobb, these captivating whimsical sculptures are on display from April 1 to July 9, 2017 and are included in garden admission.

"Ribbit the Exhibit Day"

Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

J.A. Cobb, the artist who created RIBBIT THE EXHIBIT and all of its whimsical frog sculptures, will visit Brookgreen Gardens to meet many members of his Lowcountry audience and answer questions about his art. At 10:45 am, J.A. Cobb will meet and greet guests at the exhibit by our Native Wildlife Zoo. At 12 noon, the artist will sign exhibit posters at our Keepsakes Gift Shop. J.A. Cobb will present a special members-only program at 2:00 p.m. at the Lowcountry Center Auditorium, which will be free but requires reservations by calling (843) 235-6016. 


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. 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.

Curators Auction Exhibit of Works by Glenna Goodacre
April 29 - May 10
In preparation for the Fine Art Auction on May 5th, sculpture and art to be auctioned will be on display in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion. This once in a lifetime exhibit of fine art is free with garden admission.


Friends Fine Art Auction
Friday, May 5, 2017 Reception begins at 5:30 pm and the Auction starts at 7 pm
Brookgreen Gardens and the Friends of Brookgreen are honored to partner with Morris & Whiteside Auctions for a once in a lifetime Fine Art Auction featuring the works of noted sculptor, Glenna Goodacre.   A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support Brookgreen Gardens' mission to collect, conserve, and provide education opportunities.

Spring Gala Fundraiser 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 Carnevale di Venezia
Expect an evening of masks, music and merriment at this year’s Brookgreen gala, Carnevale di Venezia. Set for May 6th in the enchanting Poetry Garden, the event promises a flavor of Venice with opulent décor, masked guests, a silent auction, and fanciful festivities. 
The Friends have been planning this black tie optional affair with a unique attention to detail. Dance to the tunes of “Paperwork”, dine on Italian-themed delicacies, and sip luscious libations.
The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens are proud to be the presenting sponsor of the unique experience, “Ribbit the Exhibit” created by J.A. Cobb and proceeds from the gala will help support this enchanting exhibit. 
Tickets for the event are $175 per person or $300 per patron. (Patron ticket includes reserved seating and printed program recognition). Call or email JRowe@brookgreen.org at (843) 235-6018 to purchase tickets. 


Sculpture Exhibit
May 27 – July 23

"Recent Acquisitions, 2014-2017"
This exhibit will feature works by Stanley Bleifeld (1924-2011), Marion Roller (1916 -2012), and Domenico Facci (1916-1994), all of whom are represented by multiple sculptures in the Brookgreen Gardens collection. It will also include medallic art by important sculptors in this specialized field which has been an acquisition focus in recent years. The exhibit is free with garden admission.

Gullah Program
1 p.m. Wednesdays in May
 - 3, 10, 17 & 24 (no 5/31)
Ron Daise, Vice-president for Creative Education and Gullah descendant, will present an entertaining and informative program about the culture, food, language, and history of the Gullah Geechee people. The program will be in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.

Red, White, and Blue Salute to Veterans 
May 27-29

Brookgreen staff and volunteers will place flags throughout the gardens at patriotic sculpture and sculpture created by veterans. Printed information about these artists and their work is available at the Welcome Center.

Breakfast with the Butterflies
Saturday, May 27th
Take part in a colorful celebration at the Butterfly House and enjoy a delicious catered breakfast buffet and children’s activities and crafts. In addition, all guests will receive a 30 minute-timed admission (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) to Whispering Wings Butterfly House. Children will receive their own pair of butterfly wings to wear and take home. 
Ticket Information - Members: Adult $20/Child $15 General public: Adult $25/Child $20 (includes garden admission) 
Space is limited. Call (843) 235-6016. Tickets include garden admission, breakfast, admission to Butterfly House, crafts, activities, butterfly wings (one per child) and tote bag for each family.

Brookgreen Gardens Memorial Day Weekend 5K Run -

Sunday, May 28th is the 4th Brookgreen Gardens 5K and 1 Mile Race! This is one of the area’s most popular races. Brookgreen Gardens is on the National Historic Registry and one of the most scenic locations in the Southeast. And, one of the few evening races in the Myrtle Beach area. This will be the only race at Brookgreen in 2017. Click here for more information.

Camp Brookgreen

Week-long camp provides 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. Call 843-235-6049 for more information.