Butterfly House Open through November 24
Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience
This seasonal exhibit features a lush garden filled with tropical plants where hundreds of butterflies soar through the air. We will add dozens of other species throughout the summer and fall. All over the world, butterflies are valued for their beauty and currently inhabit every continent except Antarctica. Butterflies belong to the Lepidoptera order of insects they are cold-blooded and depend on the sun to regulate their temperature. They are essential pollinators in the garden and need nectar plants for adult butterflies, host plants to provide food and camouflage for caterpillars, and plants that provide shelter from wind and predators. Whispering Wings contains a pupae emergence room where visitors may observe the transformation from chrysalis to adult butterflies. Interpretive signs throughout the exhibit and benches provide a restful place to watch their delicate beauty in flight. The exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. In November, the hours are 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tickets are $3 - adults and $2 - children for a 30 minute timed visit in addition to garden admission.
Dirt ‘n’ Details
Tuesday, November 12
Brookgreen Gardens is pleased to present a new horticulture program series, Dirt ‘n’ Details, on the second Tuesday of each month. The programs will be in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium from 12 – 1 p.m. and are free with garden admission. Guest speakers will talk on a new and relevant topic each month.
Friday - Monday, November 29 - December 2
Members are invited to Keepsakes, the Brookgreen Shop, on Thanksgiving Weekend to receive an additional 10% discount off purchases (some exclusions apply). Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday member shopping hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, November 29 - January 1, 2014
In Signs of the Season in Art and History and Signs of the Season in Flora and Fauna, will feature a wide array of plant material and display unique ways of using natural materials and plants as ‘living art.’ It will offer some new and surprising ideas of how to decorate for the holidays. These exhibits are free with garden admission.