March 5 – September 5
Brookgreen Gardens will host 12 larger-than-life LEGO® brick sculpture installations in its Native Wildlife Zoo. Created by Sean Kenney, renowned artist and children’s author, “Nature Connects” is an award winning exhibit currently touring the country. Made from almost a half million LEGO® bricks, the sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot tall hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long giant dragonfly, and more. The exhibit will be open daily and is included in garden admission. More information.

 

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.

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.

August 6– October 30
National Sculpture Society 83rd 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.

The Piano Men - Billy Joel and Elton John Tribute Concert
Thursday - Sunday, September 8 - 11

This September, we will pay tribute to two of the most celebrated names in recent musical history, Billy Joel and Elton John! Produced by Vincent Marini and Blue Eyed Theatrical and starring Dustin Brayley, Eric Leach, Ryan Guerra, Paul Babelay, and Bill Altman the show will be an evening to remember. It will include the songs you love such as “Tiny Dancer,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” “Candle in the Wind,” “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues,” “Just The Way You Are,” “We Didn’t Start The Fire,” and more! Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for the general public. Space is limited. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held under a large tent with seating. Call (843) 235-6016 or go online to purchase tickets. (Tickets are non-refundable; unused tickets will be considered a donation to Brookgreen Gardens.)

Member-Only Plant Sale
Saturday, September 24

Join us for our annual Member-Only Plant Sale, a one-stop horticulture 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.

Brew at the Zoo
5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, September 24

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 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.

 

 

 

 

 


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