August 6 – October 30
National Sculpture Society 84th Annual Awards Exhibition

The annual juried exhibition of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, presents the work of masters alongside rising stars in American sculpture. Fifteen awards are presented by the Society along with the popular People’s Choice Award, determined by votes of visitors to Brookgreen Gardens. This exhibit is on display in both galleries and is free with garden admission.

Butterfly House Open Daily through October 8
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. Whispering Wings contains a pupae emergence room where visitors may observe the transformation from chrysalis to adult butterflies. The exhibit is open daily. Tickets are $3 - adults and $2 - children for a 30 minute timed visit in addition to garden admission.

Gullah Geechee Program Series
1 p.m. Wednesdays in October - 4, 11, 18 & 25

Join Ron Daise, Brookgreen's Vice-President for Creative Education, author, and historian and learn about the people, language, and culture of the Gullah Geechee people whose ancestors were enslaved from West Africa and brought here to work on plantations. The program is in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.

Harvest Home Weekend Festival
Saturday and Sunday, October 7 & 8

More scarecrows, more animals and more fun!
Brookgreen’s annual fall festival, Harvest Home Weekend is from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., and is filled with outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy. We’ll have favorite activities such as scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, hayrides, live entertainment, and more.

Sculpture - Public Program
Oct 1, 3, and 5 - Sculptor in Residence Ken Smithwill give a demonstration with commentary at the Campbell Center for American Sculpture, 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm.  He will demonstrate various carving techniques while he works and will have extra stone and hand tools available for visitors to experience stone carving themselves.  Visitors may come and go throughout each day to see how his work progresses, or they may attend one day only but will still get a good experience about what stone carving entails.  The program is free with regular admission to Brookgreen Gardens and does not require advance reservation.

Brookgreen's Homeschool Explorers

October 19

Join us for our themed-monthly program that will engage students as they learn about art, nature and history. Each program often incorporates a guided tour, experiments and live animal interactions. Activities are standards-based. Every program ends with a fun make-and-take craft. October's theme is "Diggin' Dirt"! Come dig in the dirt and get the scoop on both living and non-living components in garden soil. We will make an earthworm terrarium you can take home and observe. Click here for the registration form.



Currently scheduled to open Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 and run through April 29, 2018

Join us as we welcome 17 Animontronic Dinosaurs to the zoo area at Brookgreen Gardens.They will provide an entertaining and educational experience for guests of all ages to discover interesting facts about dinosaur history and make connections about Lowcountry natural history.