August 8 – November 1
National Sculpture Society 82nd 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
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, June - September
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.“Nottin bot de Rice!” (Nothing but Rice!) Entertaining and educational, this interactive, cultural game show informs viewers about the rice culture lived and passed down by Gullah Geechee people of the southeastern coastal United States. Each guest becomes a “contestant” who will gain “points” for answering questions about aspects of rice production, Gullah Geechee people, songs, history, culture, foods, and trivia. “Participants may discover they know more about the topics than they have given themselves credit for,” Daise said. “Nonetheless, they will realize how greatly Gullah Geechee culture has impacted the American cultural landscape.”
Harvest Home Weekend Festival
Saturday and Sunday, October 3 & 4
More scarecrows, more animals and more fun!
Brookgreen’s annual fall festival, Harvest Home Weekend is from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 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, plus some exciting new events.
Friday, October 23
The public is invited to T. D. Kelsey's Sculpture Demonstration, at 3 p.m. in Campbell Center Studio. The demonstration is free with garden admission.