Enchanted Storybook Forest
Younger guests enter the magical world of the Enchanted Storybook Forest, a collection of storybook playhouses created by local builders, architects and organizations. Each house is based on a classic children’s story or nursery rhyme and will encourage reading and interaction with the natural world. Special programs, classes, and activities will occur throughout the season and include storytelling under the trees, book sharing, arts and crafts and lessons on nature. The exhibit is free with garden admission.
August 17 – October 27
The National Sculpture Society 80th Annual Awards Exhibition will travel to Brookgreen Gardens from the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, FL. This popular juried exhibition, coming to Brookgreen for the 14th consecutive year, presents the work of rising stars alongside American masters of sculpture. Once again, visitors will be able to vote for their favorite works to win Brookgreen Gardens’ People’s Choice Award. The exhibition is free with regular garden admission.
Member-Only Plant Sale
Saturday, October 5
Our annual a one-stop shopping experience features the largest variety of Lowcountry adapted plants available in one location! Garden volunteers and horticulturists are on hand to answer questions, assist in plant selections and offer advice. The sale will be at the Lachicotte Horticulture Complex-Greenhouse from 8:30 a.m.–.2 p.m. It is best to arrive early, as plant selections can go fast. Members who attend the sale will receive a distribution plant (a plant that holds some significance to the gardens and/or horticulture). All distribution plants must be picked up (no mailing). Click here for a list of some of the plants that will be available for sale.
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.
Dirt ‘n’ Details
Tuesday, October 8
Brookgreen Gardens is pleased to present a new horticulture program series, Dirt ‘n’ Details, on the second Tuesday of each month. This month's program will be in the Wall Lowcountry Center Learning Lab I from 12 – 1 p.m. and is free with garden admission.
Harvest Home Weekend Festival
Saturday and Sunday, October 12 & 13
More entertainment, 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. Sponsored in part by