Ways to Give

Your gift enables Brookgreen Gardens to share its art and historical collections and programs with hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world each year. There are many ways to donate to Brookgreen, and we are deeply grateful for your generosity.

Heron, Grouse, and Loon by Elliot Offner

pictured to the left: Heron, Grouse, and Loon by Elliot Offner, second version of a 1992 bronze sculpture, 2001

Annual Fund
Your fully tax-deductible gift supports Brookgreen Gardens’ mission and most pressing needs, including its gardens, educational programs, exhibitions, Lowcountry Zoo, and the care of its collections.  Give Now


Memorial and Tribute Gifts
A gift in memory or in honor of a loved one will be recognized with a special Brookgreen Gardens card to notify loved ones and family members.  Give Now

Dedication Bell

The chime of Brookgreen Gardens' installation of Brookgreen Bells softly echoes through the Gardens. This installation has been donated by Harmannus van Bergen and Family. Families and friends wishing to memorialize a loved one may consider sponsoring one of sixteen total bells. Dedication inscriptions will be displayed on a nearby plaque that will stand in recognition of donors and their loved ones.

The Brookgreen Gardens Bells provide special recognition and add a pleasant element of joyful sound for the thousands of visitors to the Gardens each year. For more information, please call (843) 979-6076. 


Dedication Bench at Brookgreen GardensDedication Bench 
A Brookgreen Gardens Dedication Bench offers a lasting tribute and a place of rest and reflection for Gardens’ visitors. This 8-foot, enameled steel reading bench includes a solid bronze plaque with up to five lines of your inscribed text noting special recognition. The bench can be placed in an available location of the donor’s choosing. For more information, or to purchase, please call (843) 979-6076.


Tree Gifting Program Brookgreen Gardens



Arboretum Tree Gifting Program
Honor or remember a loved one by gifting a new sapling to complete the Arboretum’s unique oak collection or name a majestic tree of excellent health already growing in the Arboretum, at the heart of Brookgreen Gardens. Your gift will include the planting of a new tree, care and maintenance for the life of the tree, and an engraved bronze plaque noting special recognition. For more information, or to purchase, please call (843) 979-6076.


Magnolia Allee at Brookgreen


Brick or Paver - supporting the Friends of Brookgreen Gardens

Commemorative bricks and pavers are used to cover the entrance at the Lowcountry Zoo.

Two sizes are available: 1) a traditional 4" X 8" brick that accommodates 1-3 lines of engraved text or 2) a larger 8" X 8" paver that accommodates 1-6 lines of engraved text. For more information, or to purchase, please call (843) 979-6076.


Curator's Circle 

Our Curator's Circle events and Art Tours are open to all Brookgreen Gardens members at the President's Council level and above, who have become part of Brookgreen's exciting new Curator's Circle. This group participates in exclusive opportunities with Brookgreen's curator and guest artists, and directly supports Brookgreen's mission to preserve, collect, and exhibit American figurative art.  Join Now


Special Project GiftsBrookgreen Gardens Education Programs
Your gift can support a range of special initiatives and programs at Brookgreen Gardens.

Among these are art and historical exhibition and collections support, educational programs for various age groups, the Lowcountry Zoo, and capital projects. Please contact us to discuss these gifts, many of which are also naming opportunities.



The Legacy Council Brochure


The Legacy Council
The Legacy Council recognizes donors who have made exceptional commitments to the future of Brookgreen Gardens by including the organization in their estate plans. Your legacy gift will work to keep the Gardens flourishing in your name beyond your lifetime; this gift may also provide current tax and income benefits.

When you notify Brookgreen of your planned gift intention, you become eligible for membership in The Legacy Council. You will receive invitations to special events, and, for those who grant permission, recognition in Brookgreen Gardens’ Annual Report and on The Wall of Honor. Download the brochure here.


Pictured to the right below: Frog Baby by Edith Barretto Parsons, bronze fountain sculpture, 1917 

Support Brookgreen Gardens through your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

When you make a Donor-Advised Fund gift, it is possible that the sponsoring organization will not share your information with us. Please send us a note at Development@brookgreen.org to let us know that you have recommended a gift so that we can make sure to thank you and ensure that your gift goes to support the purpose you have intended.


Matching Gifts

It may be possible to multiply your gift! Your personal gift - even from your Donor-Advised Fund - to Brookgreen Gardens may be eligible for a matching gift from your employer.


Please make checks payable to Brookgreen Gardens and mail to:

Development, Brookgreen Gardens

PO Box 3368, Pawleys Island, SC 29585


Brookgreen Gardens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with EIN# 57-0380356. Your gift is fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Donations of $500 or more will be recognized and published in the Brookgreen Journal and Annual Report.

For further information or assistance in making your gift, please call Brookgreen Gardens’ Development Office at (843) 979-6076 or select Giving on our Contact form.


Thank you so much for choosing to support Brookgreen Gardens, helping our Gardens grow!




Hours: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Daily

For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen. Service animals that have received special training to assist disabled persons are welcome.


Daily General Admission Tickets for 7 consecutive days

Children 3 and under: Free

Children 4-12: $12

Adults 13-64: $22

Seniors 65 & Over: $20


1931 Brookgreen Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island on South Carolina's Hammock Coast