Brookgreen Gardens, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, announced an exciting lineup of events. Special exhibitions, events, and new exhibits will highlight a visit to America’s first public sculpture garden this summer.
American Animalier: The Life and Art of Anna Hyatt Huntington
Saturday, January 29 - Sunday, April 24
In the Hoy and Mize Galleries of the Rosen Gallery
This retrospective of the work of award-winning sculptor and patron Anna Hyatt Huntington will present sculpture spanning the scope of her prolific career from the late 19th century to a few years before her death in 1973. The works are from the Brookgreen collection as well as on loan from private collections, art dealers, and museums.
“Passing It On”
April 8 – June 26, 2022
Lowcountry Center Auditorium
An exhibit by visual artist Hampton R. Olfus, Jr., features, ink, coffee, colored pencils, mixed media, and acrylic art works. Its topics are introspective, and the themes are historical, social, and contemporary. An Artist Talk, in the exhibit room, is slated for 1:00 p.m. on June 25. It is free with Garden admission.
A resident of Great Mills, MD, Olfus lived in Charleston, SC from 2009-2017. His works showcase music and culture as related to the African Diaspora and its cultural similarities within the Americas.
Summer Light: Art by Night
Wednesdays and Saturdays, May 11 – August 13, 2022
Summer Light: Art by Night, an after-hours event series, allows guests special access to the botanical gardens at night. Backdropped by newly created light art installations and live music, the event begins May 11 and continues Wednesdays and Saturdays until Aug. 13. Live music will be performed each night by various bands throughout the summer. A variety of food and beverage options will be available throughout the gardens.
Fall Tribute Concert featuring the music of Queen
Wednesday, September 21 – Sunday, September 25
This fall, Brookgreen Gardens will bring back their beloved tribute concert for four nights of music from Queen.
Nights of a Thousand Candles
Friday, Nov 25 - Sunday, 27; Thursday, Dec 1 - Sunday, Dec 4; Thursday, Dec 8 - Sunday, Dec 11; Thursday, Dec 15 - Sunday, 18; Wednesday, Dec 28 - Jan 1
Brookgreen Gardens will once again come to life amid the soft glow of millions of sparkling lights during the annual Nights of a Thousand Candles event series. Tickets for this beloved event will launch in the summer of 2022. For 20 nights, visitors can get in the holiday spirit by walking the garden pathways with a warm cup of cider, listening to the sound of holiday music, and viewing the mesmerizing light displays throughout the gardens.
New Spanish Goat Exhibit
Brookgreen Gardens has welcomed multiple litters of baby goats this Spring. Beginning this summer, Brookgreen’s popular Spanish Goats are in a new exhibit near the Floyd Domestic Animals exhibit, where other historic rare-breed animals are housed today.
Coming soon - Red Wolf exhibit
In April 2020, Brookgreen Gardens received a grant from the Conservation Centers for a Species Survival (C2S2) and USFWS Recovery Challenge to help add a Red Wolf habitat to Brookgreen’s Lowcountry Zoo, part of Brookgreen’s Zoo master plan that was approved by the Board of Trustees in 2007. This habitat will include breeding space to assist the efforts of the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP) to expand the population of Red Wolves in North America.