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.
Wear comfortable shoes for walking. You may also want to wear a sun hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
Water fountains and vending machines 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 for guests 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.
NEW! As a memento of your visit, we are pleased to offer our new book entitled, "Brookgreen Gardens Through the Seasons in Images and Words." It is available exclusively at Keepsakes, the Brookgreen Shop for $39.50. Beautifully illustrated photographs and poetry make it a wonderful remembrance of your visit and a perfect gift. Here's a quick video with images from the new book and the lovely melody “ma plus belle histoire d’amour” by Monique Serf (Barbara), transcribed by Michel Block and performed by Philip Powell. Enjoy!
Personal photography is welcomed. Commercial photography and aerial drone photography are not permitted. For portraiture photography (including bridal, prom, family, engagement, or other special events) a scheduled appointment is required by calling (843) 235-6017 at least one week in advance.
Bicycles are welcome on the paved roads but not allowed on the sidewalks.
Below is the daily schedule of tours, excursions, and programs for the current season. 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.
Mother Nature's Cafe - 1 p.m. Daily
Meet the Animals 2:30 p.m. ( Saturday & Sunday only in January)
Lowcountry: Change and Continuity Exhibit - All Day
Exhibitions in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion Galleries
The Lowcountry Trail - All Day
Children's Sensory and Nature Trail - All Day
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
Back Road History Excursions-$8 for adults and $4 for children
Butterfly House (April - October) tickets are $3 for a 30-minute timed visit.