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. Whispering Wings contains a pupae emergence room where visitors may observe the transformation from chrysalis to adult butterflies. The exhibit is open daily through October. Tickets are $3 - adults and $2 - children for a 30 minute timed visit in addition to garden admission.
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.
Beach Boys Tribute Concert - Surfin' USA
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – September 6, 7, 8 - All Three Nights of the Concerts are Sold Out
Prepare for a beach blast from the past when Brookgreen partners with Flat Rock Playhouse for a third year of excellent concerts. Seating is limited and tickets are $25 for members and $30 for guests. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held under a large tent with chairs. Tickets are non-refundable and unused tickets will be considered a donation to Brookgreen. Sponsored in part by
Dirt 'n' Details
Tuesday, September 11
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..
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.
Photography Workshop - In Black and White
September 21 & 22 (sold out)
In this one-day workshop you will learn how to turn your color photos into beautiful black and white images. Presented by professional photographer Jamie Konarski Davidson (New Life Photos). Registration is $45 for Brookgreen and CNPA members and $55 for other guests and includes lunch. Hours are from 9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Participants must bring a digital camera, laptop, thumb drive and have Photoshop software. Space is limited and advance registration is required by calling (843) 235-6016. Sponsored in part by
Into the Wild Lunchtime Lecture
Tuesday, September 24 -Bring your lunch and join us for a free lecture presented by our Zoo staff. The talk is at 12 noon in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium
Brew at the Zoo SOLD OUT
5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, September 28
The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens are hosting their 2nd Annual Brew at the Zoo. This craft beer tasting will feature over 30 regional and national selections and offers a rare opportunity to see several exhibits at Brookgreen’s Lowcountry Zoo at night. The guests will receive a signature tasting glass, snacks and enjoy a silent auction, and the music of Bullfrog, a favorite regional band. Food and wine will be available for purchase. Ticket prices are $35 Brookgreen Members, $40 Non-members, $15 Designated Driver. Download a program with all event details.
Sponsored in part by
Sculpture Demonstration “Bronze Casting”
September 29 - Meet Paul Rhymer, Sculptor-in-Residence, during this public event from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Campbell Center Studio. Free with garden admission.