We would like to create a wonderful experience for all our visitors and offer the following tips for visiting the Gardens. We hope you enjoy the Gardens and return again and again which is one of the reasons why your admission ticket is good for seven consecutive days.
We offer a complimentary shuttle (March - November) that runs daily 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 (we highly recommend you begin your visit here), 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.
Below is the daily schedule of tours, excursions, and programs for the Fall season. Please check back if you are planning your visit another 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 - 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Meet the Animals – 2:30 p.m.
Lowcountry: Change and Continuity Exhibit - 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.
August 16 – November 2
"National Sculpture Society 81st 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 exhibit is free with garden admission.
The seasonal excursions and tours listed below are available for an fee in addition to garden admission.
Pontoon Boat Creek Excursion - $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.