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.
"Take It to the Limit: Music of the Eagles" September 5,6 &7 All Concerts are SOLD OUT - Eagles’ fans will enjoy this year’s partnership with Flat Rock Playhouse when we pay tribute to one of the most popular groups of the 1970s. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held under a large tent with chairs. Tickets are available online, by phone (843) 235-6016, and at the gardens. Prices are $25 for members and $30 for non-members and seating is limited, buy your tickets early! (Tickets are non-refundable, unused tickets will be considered a donation to Brookgreen.)
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.
4 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 17, & 24
Join Chef Carleton in the Holliday Cottage Kitchen as he demonstrates proper baking techniques. Samples of baked items will be provided. $20 for Members and $25 for Non-members. Space is limited and reservations required by calling (843) 235-6016.
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.
“An Introduction to Macro Photography”
Friday, September 26 at 2 p.m.
Led by photographers Jami Konarski Davidson and Les Saucier this introduction to macro photography program is open to the public and free with garden admission.
Member-Only Plant Sale
Saturday, September 27
Join us Saturday, September 27 for our annual Member-Only Plant Sale, a one-stop shopping experience. Garden volunteers and horticulturists will be on hand to answer questions, assist in plant selections, and offer advice 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. There will be several large holly and palm trees and large specimen houseplants available for sale. These plants will require a truck or other large vehicle to transport. In addition to the large plants, here is a partial list of the plants for sale.
Brew at the Zoo
5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, September 27
The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens are hosting their 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. Food and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are $35 for members, $40 for non-members, and $15 for designated drivers. Tickets are available online, at Brookgreen, and by calling (843) 235-6106.
Beauty in the Gardens Photography Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28
If you love photography and flowers and all that lives in the garden, then these one-day workshops are perfect for you to learn how to photograph the intimate details, colors, and patterns of Brookgreen. Your instructors, Jami Konarski Davidson and Les Saucier have a passion for nature photography and a passion for teaching others. Each workshop will include a preliminary program on Friday. Each workshop is $100 public and $85 for members. Lunch is included in registration. Space is limited and advance registration is required by calling (843) 235-6016.
Sunday, September 28 at 2 p.m.
Well known sculptor and artist-in-residence, Daniel Altshuler will present a sculpture modeling demonstration in the Campbell Center Studio. The demonstration will last for two hours as Altshuler works from a live model before the audience. During the breaks, every ½ hour, questions can be answered by the sculptor. The demo will represent the stages the sculptor uses when developing a portrait bust. Free with garden admission.