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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

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


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



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 members of Brookgreen's exciting new Curator's Circle. This group participates in exclusive opportunities with Brookgreen's curator and guests artists, and directly supports Brookgreen's mission to preserve, collect, and exhibit American figurative art. Join 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' new 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 loved ones may consider sponsoring one of sixteen 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. 

*Give a Bell program is on pause


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

Tree Gifting Program
Honor and 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 new trees, 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

Celebrations Along Magnolia Allee

The newest opportunity with which to celebrate a loved one or important friend at Brookgreen Gardens. These dedications are for one year, located along the peaceful walk of Magnolia Allee, and recognize all of the important occasions that fill our lives: birthdays, marriages, anniversaries, graduations, retirements, and special memorials. For more information, or to purchase, please call (843) 979-6076. Celebrations along Magnolia Allee




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.


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 BrochureThe 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.



Adopt An Animal or Sculpture 
A favorite way to honor someone special while providing support Brookgreen Gardens is adopting your favorite zoo animal or work of sculpture. Gift levels range from $150 - $1,000 per year, and Brookgreen will send a special package including certificate of adoption, photo of chosen animal or work of art, fact sheet, and complimentary passes to visit the adoptee. Adoptions are wonderful gifts for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions.

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.

Brookgreen Gardens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your gift is fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Please make checks payable to Brookgreen Gardens and mail to:

    Development Office - Brookgreen Gardens                  PO Box 3368 Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Your gift of $500 or more will be recognized in Brookgreen’s Annual Report.

It may be possible to multiply your gift to Brookgreen Gardens by sending a matching gift form from your employer.

Thank you so much for choosing to give to Brookgreen Gardens and helping our Gardens grow.

Pictured: Frog Baby by Edith Barretto Parsons, bronze fountain sculpture, 1917 



Hours Tickets Location Block


Hours:  9:30AM - 5:00PM

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
Children 4-12
Adults 13-64
Seniors 65 & Over


1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island

on South Carolina's Hammock Coast