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.

An Evening Under the Palmettos
Saturday, May 2

Located in the stately Palmetto Garden, this elegant black-tie occasion will feature cocktails, Lowcountry tapas, entertainment and a very limited silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and art that add another layer of excitement to the evening. Tickets are limited ($175 per person) and can be purchased by contacting The Friends of Brookgreen office, 843-235-6018.

Gullah Program
1 p.m. Wednesdays in May

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. (Note: The program will not be held May 27.)

Cooking Demonstrations
4 p.m. Tuesdays in May

A three-course meal will be presented and served to guests while our chef explains the dishes and gives professional tips on food preparation. The chef will answer any questions you have about to make healthy and delicious meals for your family and friends. Tickets are $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Please call (843) 235-6016 reservations are required.

"Carolina Roots: Works by Sigmund Abeles and Grainger McKoy" May 9 – July 26
This exhibit examines the work of two renowned “Sons of Carolina” having special ties to Brookgreen Gardens: printmaker, painter, and sculptor Sigmund Abeles and sculptor Grainger McKoy. This exhibit is on display in the Jennewein Gallery and is free with garden admission.

"Antebellum Waccamaw: Paintings and Drawings by Emily Esdaile Weston"  May 9 – July 26
This collection of pencil and pen and ink drawings and watercolors, dating from the 1840s to the 1860s, was made by Emily Frances Esdaile Weston (1810-1886), the British wife of Plowden C. J. Weston, a 19th century owner of Laurel Hill Plantation, the north section of Brookgreen Gardens’ property. This exhibit is on display in the Noble Gallery and is free with garden admission.

Red, White, and Blue Salute to Veterans
May 23-25

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 24 - 6:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening race at beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. The race will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will wind through Brookgreen at dusk. Advance registration is $30 for 5K and $15 for One Mile Race. Both race registrations include a one- day pass to Brookgreen Gardens to enjoy at a later date. The race will be limited to 400 runners. Register at www.festivalpromos.com. For more information contact: mike@festivalpromos.com

Map of the Race

Package pickup will be from 5 pm – 6:25 p.m. on Sunday, May 24 at the race start line area. Runners will not be admitted to the gardens before 5 pm.

Breakfast with the Butterflies
Saturday, May 30

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 or click here to reserve your space (rain date Saturday, June 20).
Tickets include garden admission, breakfast, admission to Butterfly House, crafts, activities, butterfly wings (one per child) and tote bag for each family.

Grainger McKoy Sculpture Talk
Saturday, May 30, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m
Join featured Grainger McKoy, one of the sculptors featured in our current exhibition, for a talk about his work. The talk is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission but reservations are required. Call (843) 235-6016 to reserve your seat.