WE HOPE YOU VISIT SOON
TIPS FOR VISITING
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 from March 8 - June 6, 2014. 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. 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, we add tours at 1 and 4 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
New History Exhibit “Sojun tu Gullah Geechee,”
January 13 through March 16
A traveling exhibit from the Geechee Kunda Center, Riceboro, GA, will be housed in Learning Lab One of the Wall Lowcountry Center Complex. The exhibit showcases the Gullah Geechee Rice Culture with storyboards, photographs, artifacts, tools, relics, and implements. The exhibit will be on display from 12 noon – 4:30 p.m. daily and is free with garden admission.
Sculpture Exhibition "Equine Spirit: The Horse in American Art" January 25 – April 27
This exhibit explores the history of the horse as subject matter for art in America and showcases important examples of work from the Brookgreen collection by Anna Hyatt Huntington, Charlotte Dunwiddie, and Marilyn Newmark, alongside borrowed works by other renowned sculptors and painters of horses. The exhibition is open all day and is free with garden admission.
May 17 – August 3
"Kent Ullberg: A Retrospective"
This is a traveling retrospective exhibit of 48 pieces by Kent Ullberg, widely recognized as one of the world's leading wildlife sculptors. The works give insight into Ullberg's sense of design and mechanics and also include smaller sculptures of unique and delicate beauty. Pieces in the exhibition span from Owl (1969) to Archipenko’s Heron (2004), and include Wind in the Sails, a 1999 stainless steel sculpture that stands in Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibit travels from the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ and is free with garden admission.
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 cxcursions 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.