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Brookgreen 101

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Welcome Center Conference Room

Brookgreen 101, a program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture, is a public information program offered usually on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 in the Welcome Center Conference Room.  The topics cover various aspects of Brookgreen Gardens including the collections, property history, people, poetry, art history, corporate history, the founders, and Brookgreen purposes.  Each program lasts approximately 60 minutes.  The appearance of special guests and the program topics are subject to change.  Bring your lunch, listen, and learn with us! Free for members and included with garden admission.


January 17                    Western Sculpture in an East Coast Garden


February 28*                 Who's Who in "Birds in Art"


March 21                      The Hot and Hot Fish Club


April 25*  
“Evidence-Based Practice in Sculpture Conservation."  This is your opportunity to understand how the sculpture collection is cared for at the highest level.  Ted Monnich, Brookgreen's sculpture conservator will discuss the steps that are taken when issues arise, as they inevitably do, with metal sculpture exhibited long-term in an outdoor environment.


May 23*                        In Joshua John Ward's Garden  **Cancelled**


June 20                      "Lost Bird Project" documentary premiere


July 25                        Colonial and Antebellum Funerary Customs


August 15                   The National Sculpture Society Annual Awards Exhibition


September 26*              “The Allstons and Flaggs of Georgetown County”

These two families were established in Georgetown County in the early days of the colonial period and contributed greatly to the growth and history of the region.  Learn about who they were, what they did, and how they lived.


October 24*                  Thoughts from Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1931 and 1932

Anna Hyatt Huntington kept a journal for most of her life.  Her abbreviated sentences and illegible handwriting often make it difficult to decipher, but the nuggets of information found there reveal life at Brookgreen and the surrounding area during the early years of the Great Depression.

November 21               Winter Holidays at Brookgreen Plantation

Learn how the holidays, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, were celebrated at Brookgreen Plantation and other places on the Waccamaw Neck in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.  We will share customs, food, and recipes.  This is the final installment of Brookgreen 101 in 2019; it will resume in January 2020, shifting to the fourth Thursday of the month at 1:00pm.

*Fourth Thursday


Open Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
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