Please note that Brookgreen is handicapped accessible and we offer child and adult strollers on a complimentary, first-come basis. No pets allowed. Commercial photography is not allowed. Personal photography is permitted. Please be courteous of other guests and do not block pathways or access areas in any way.
Download the Daily Schedule ( June 1- September 6, 2013)
Please check back if you are planning your visit later in the year. Included in your seven day pass is unlimited admission to the gardens and zoo. In addition, unless many of the daily programs, exhibits, and tours listed below are FREE with admission.
Labyrinth - Often confused with a maze, this medieval, seven circuit, Chartres style labyrinth is made of shell and natural grass and situated beside the flowing waters of a tidal creek.
The Huntington Sculpture Garden Tour - 11 a.m., 12 noon, and 2 p.m. This docent-led tour of the sculpture gardens combines information on sculpture, horticulture and history.
Mother Nature's Cafe – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Walk with an interpreter and observe the animals when they are fed a snack. Hear about their behaviors and characteristics in this informative 50-minute tour.
Meet the Animals – 2:30 p.m. Explore the world of animals native to the southeast as an interpreter introduces you to live animals in an interactive setting in this 45-minute program.
Lowcountry: Change and Continuity Exhibit - As an introduction to Brookgreen Gardens' Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve, this long-term exhibit chronicles the history from the time of the early Native American occupants of this land to the culture of today.
The Lowcountry Trail - Self-guided tour of four archaeological sites with interpretive panels that describe the life on a rice plantation in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Pontoon Boat Creek Excursion - 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Cruise on a 48-foot pontoon boat along historic ricefields now home to alligators, waterfowl, and osprey. An interpreter describes the distinctive landscape of the rice plantations and the role of enslaved Africans in the cultivation of the rice crop. Tickets are $7- adults and $4 - children in addition to the garden admission. Purchase tickets at the Wall Lowcountry Center at least 10 minutes before tour time. During Cool Summer Evenings, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 12 - August 9, there are additional creek cruises at 5, 6 and 7 p.m.
Back Road Excursion Northern Trek: Laurel Hill Families and Fortunes - 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Ride with an interpreter along an avenue of historic Live Oak trees to a plantation cemetery, the site of a Civil War earthen fort, and a historic rice mill chimney. From the top of one of the area’s highest bluffs, see a panoramic view of the Waccamaw River. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children, in addition to the garden admission. Purchase tickets at the Wall Lowcountry Center at least 10 minutes before tour time. Excursions last approximately 50 minutes and are not recommended for children under six years of age.
Back Road Excursion Southern Trek: The Oaks and the Alstons - 2 p.m.
Tour back roads to the site of the former Oaks Plantation that was home to the prominent Alston family. See the cemetery where Joseph Alston, an early SC governor, is buried and hear about the tragic mystery of his lovely wife Theodosia, daughter of Vice-President Aaron Burr. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children, in addition to the garden admission. Purchase tickets at the Wall Lowcountry Center at least 10 minutes before tour time. Excursions last approximately 50 minutes and are not recommended for children under six years of age.
The Oaks History and Nature Trail 12 noon - 3 p.m.
Winner of the South Carolina Heritage Tourism award, The Oaks Plantation History and Nature Trail brings to life an important element of history “off the beaten path”. Interpretive panels tell the story of The Oaks Plantation and its archaeological sites that include the plantation owners’ and slaves’ areas. Transportation to The Trail is by mini-bus, which departs on the hour from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Tickets are $3 per person and must be purchased at the Wall Lowcountry Center at least 10 minutes before tour time.
Sculpture Exhibitions May 4 – July 28
"Selected Works by Rainey Master Sculptors, 2012-2013" includes artworks by Brookgreen’s Sculptors in Residence from 2012 and 2013, which is part of the Anne Edens Rainey Master Sculptor Program. "The American Medallic Sculpture Association 30th Anniversary Exhibition" will travel to Brookgreen Gardens from the Bellevue Art Museum in Bellevue, Washington. This juried exhibition of work by AMSA members presents both struck and cast medals by an international group of artists.