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.
“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 May 22 and May 29.)
Enchanted Storybook Forest
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.
Red, White, and Blue Salute to Veterans
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.
Brookgreen Gardens 5K/One Mile Race
Sunday, May 26 - 6:30 PM
.Join us for a unique evening race at the historic and beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. The race will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will wind through the Gardens at dusk. The race will be limited to 400 runners. 5K Registration is $30 and $35 the night of the race. The 1-Mile Race is $15 and $20 on the day of, Registration Closing Date - Friday, May 24, 2013. Registration includes a 1 day pass to Brookgreen Gardens to enjoy at a later date. Package pickup will be from 5 pm – 6:25 pm at the race start line area. Runners will not be admitted to the Gardens until 5:00 pm. For questions or more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org Click here to register online now or for more information.