Brookgreen Gardens is pleased to offer several important sculpture exhibitions throughout the year. All exhibits are included in garden admission.

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. The 2015, People's Choice Award was “Theo Raven” by Victoria Davila.

Watch a You Tube video of a few of the amazing sculptures in the exhibit.


November 27 – January 3, 2016
"Holiday Memories: Trains, Trees, and Treasures" Holiday Exhibit
Brookgreen Gardens’ 2015 holiday exhibit theme builds upon its previous show-stopping displays of electric model trains (both Lionel and American Flyer), period Christmas trees, and other nostalgia from holiday celebrations of the Twentieth Century. The exhibit is free with garden admission.
Featured in the exhibit are paintings of scenes of children, Christmas, and toy trains by Angela Trotta Thomas. Her Rockwell-like paintings have earned her the title of “The Train Lady”.
For children, a new “Thomas the Train and Friends” display is featured in the front of the gallery and, for adults, the “Front Street Georgetown” outdoor train display has expanded to include the historic Town Clock and other structures. Representing the “Treasures” in the title will be a Tiffany-inspired store window featuring beautiful costume jewelry on loan from the collection of Sherri Duncan. The exhibit is sponsored in part by

“Peace on Earth” is the exhibit theme presented by our horticultural department and its displays represent tranquil and natural settings from around the world. From a beautiful Evergreen forest area and the popular grapevine deer family to an antique sleigh with a home-made quilt and Moravian glass stars and crystal icicles. Look closely at the natural Mandalas and find inspiration in their creative stumpery. You may even find a nature-based Saint Nicholas and without a doubt you will find fresh ideas for holiday decorating at your home. This exhibit is free with garden admission and is sponsored by