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.
Stayin’ Alive: The Music of the Bee Gees
Thursday - Sunday, September 10-13 at 7:30 p.m.
Presented by Brookgreen Gardens and Blue Eyed Theatrical
Their unforgettable three-part harmonies and iconic beats became the sound track of a generation. These shows will include a six-piece band playing the iconic songs first sung by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. Dustin Brayley, star of the Trans Siberian Orchestra, will be the lead vocalist for the show, with Broadway star Eric Anthony and multi-talented musician Ryan Guerra rounding out a group of incredible musicians from around the country. The show will include unforgettable songs from the Age of Disco that will have you longing for the days of leisure suits, bell bottoms and platform shoes! Tickets prices are $25 for members and $30 for the general public and will go on sale May 25, seating is limited. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held under a large tent with chairs. Call (843) 235-6016 or go online to purchase tickets. (Tickets are non-refundable, unused tickets will be considered a donation to Brookgreen.)
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.”
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.
Member-Only Plant Sale
Saturday, September 26
Join us Saturday, September 26 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 26
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 hosted by the Friends of Brookgreen Gardens. Food and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are $35 for members, $40 for non-members, and $15 for designated drivers.