August 16 – November 2
"National Sculpture Society 81st 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.
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. 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
Wednesdays at 1 p.m. September - November 12
The Fall season's presentation will be “Gullah Tings fa Tink Bout.” Ron Daise, Vice President for Creative Education, will perform a concert of songs and readings from his CD of the same title. Through a musical journey of rich imagery and evocative rhythms and instrumentation, viewers celebrate Gullah Geechee culture in the genres of traditional spiritual, blues, gospel stomp and clap, Gullah Geechee/West African pop, and a Gullah Geechee/West African/Caribbean blend. Themes highlighted are African Diaspora; the common cultural connections of food ways, language, rice heritage, crafts, music; the tragedy of enslavement; the importance of family; and the resilience of survival. Programs in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and are free with garden admission.
Harvest Home Weekend Festival
Saturday and Sunday, October 4 & 5
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.
Andrea Wulf Talk - 'Founding Gardeners'
October 22 at 3 p.m. & October 23 at 11 a.m.
In a unique retelling of the creation of America, award winning historian Andrea Wulf will show how plants, politics and personalities intertwined as never before. Tickets are $15 for members, $20 regular and space is limited. Tickets are available online, by calling (843) 235-6016 and at Brookgreen.
“Into the Wild” Lecture
Tuesday, October 28 from 12 – 1 p.m.
Join the zoo staff when they present a talk about Zoonotic Diseases. The lecture is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.