To ensure you have the best possible visit and we would like to offer the following tips while you are here.
We offer a complimentary shuttle (mid March - November) that runs on a continuous basis to our three main areas - the Gardens, the Lowcountry Center, and the Zoo.
No pets (except service animals) allowed and visitors may not leave pets in their cars. Brookgreen Gardens is home to many wild species, including snakes and alligators. Please keep an eye out for our wild neighbors and do not approach them.
Wear comfortable shoes for walking. You may also want to wear a sun hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
Water fountains and vending machines with beverages are located throughout the Gardens.
Push-type strollers for children and adults are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. The Gardens are accessible to people with disabilities.
There are several indoor facilities where you can enjoy climate controlled comfort, such as the Welcome Center, the Sculpture Galleries, the Lowcountry Center, Children's Discovery Room, Keepsakes - the Brookgreen Shop, and the Pavilion Restaurant. Free WiFi is available at the Welcome Center, Pavilion Restaurant, and the Old Kitchen.
The Gardens and the Zoo have many lovely places with benches where you may sit, relax, and enjoy the views.
Bicycles are welcome on the paved roads but not allowed on the sidewalks.
Personal photography is encouraged but commercial photography is not allowed. Aerial drone photography is not permitted. We offer a limited number of one-hour professional portraiture photography appointments (including bridal, prom, family, engagement, or other special events). To have a professional portraiture session at Brookgreen Gardens you need to have a Household membership. Appointments are scheduled at least one week in advance by calling (843) 235-6017. The site fee for portraiture appointment is $200 in addition to the cost of your membership. Portraits are only allowed in the lawn and area surrounding the Holliday Cottage. As a courtesy to our visitors, portraits are not allowed in the sculpture garden or other highly visible and visited areas of Brookgreen.
Below is the daily schedule of tours, excursions, and programs for the current season. Please check back if you are planning your visit another time of year. Included in your seven day pass is unlimited admission to the gardens and zoo. Tours and program listed below are FREE with admission.
The Huntington Sculpture Garden Tour - 11 a.m., 12 noon, and 2 p.m. In April an additional tour is offered at 4 p.m.
Mother Nature's Cafe - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Daily
Meet the Animals - 2:30 p.m. Daily
Lowcountry: Change and Continuity Exhibit - All Day
Exhibitions in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion Galleries - All Day
The Lowcountry Trail - All Day
Children's Sensory and Nature Trail - All Day
Children's Discovery Room 12 noon - 4:30 p.m. Daily
The seasonal excursions and tours listed below are available March - November. Ticket prices are in addition to garden admission.
Boat Rides - $8 for adults and $4 for children - due to recent flood conditions please call (843) 235-6000 for availability.
Back Road History Excursions-$8 for adults and $4 for children
Butterfly House (April - October) tickets are $3 for a 30-minute timed visit.