Brookgreen U

Discover "Brookgreen U", our comprehensive continuing education initiative designed to enrich both the community and our visitors. Featuring an array of classes and interactive experiences, Brookgreen U fosters lifelong learning and exploration.

Beginning in January of each year, our program offers a curated selection of lectures, demonstrations, and workshops. With four classes per month, participants can delve into the realms of our four mission areas: Art, Horticulture, Wildlife, and History.

“Brookgreen U: Intensives” allows visitors to engage in hands-on activities and classes, where learning extends beyond the standard one hour timeframe. Electives provide ongoing educational opportunities within the surroundings of Brookgreen Gardens.

Join us in unlocking the doors to knowledge and exploration at Brookgreen U.

BROOKGREEN U CERTIFICATES

Our program is designed for personal enrichment. Each completed class or elective earns one credit, culminating in a Brookgreen U Certificate upon the completion of four classes or electives per quarter- fulfilling one class in each of the mission areas.

Attend four Brookgreen U offerings in a quarter and earn a Brookgreen U certificate! Certificate recipients can enjoy a 20% discount on purchases in our Keepsakes Gift Shop.

Our quarters are:

Winter (Jan.- Mar.), Spring (April- June), and Fall (Sept.-Nov.).

To learn more about a program, please select the desired listing below.

Registration is required. Walk-ins are subject to availability.

 

Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you will ever have is your mind and what you put into it. – Albert Einstein

Tue, Jun 4 2024, 9:30 - 10:30am
Tue, May 7 2024, Tue, Jun 4 2024, Tue, Sep 3 2024, Tue, Oct 1 2024, Tue, Nov 5 2024
Registration: June 4th | September 3rd | October 1st | November 5th Join us at Brookgreen Gardens for Tree ID Walks lead by Dominique Werboff, Ph.D. of Coastal Carolina University. Explore our Woodland Trails with our team. Learn about leaves, twigs, bark, and tree identification. Whether you're a nature enthusiast seeking to deepen your understanding or simply looking for a fun and educational...
Thu, Jun 6 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Thu, Jun 6 2024
Education
Dirt & Details: The Chime Garden with Miles Arnott Join Miles Arnott, Vice President of Horticulture and Conservation, for a tour of the Chime Garden. Miles will show and discuss a variety of bromeliads and aroids as well as their culture and care, explain designing with foliar color and texture, and share the story of the renovation at the Chime Garden. About the Speaker: As the Vice president of...
Tue, Jun 11 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Tue, Jun 11 2024
With their fearsome appearance and intriguing behaviors, sand tigers captivate the imagination like few other marine creatures. In this talk, we'll unravel the mysteries surrounding these majestic predators, exploring their unique adaptations, vital ecological roles, and the fascinating dynamics of their underwater habitats. Get ready to be awed as we delve into the depths of their world...
Tue, Jun 18 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Tue, Jun 18 2024
Education
Join Don as he talks about the history of rice in SC, the current rice industry, and a year in the life of a rice farmer! He will discuss the issues and solutions for farmers trying to grow rice, and how White House overcame these issues to bring back rice cultivation, and Andy’s Foundation. About the Speaker: White House Plantation, home of the only commercial rice fields in Georgetown County, is...
Thu, Jul 18 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Thu, Jul 18 2024
Join Jimmy Brandt, Manager of Horticulture, for a tour of the Old Kitchen Garden. Jimmy will discuss the garden theme and design of the Old Kitchen Garden, edibles as ornamentals, and plants with a purpose. About the Speaker: Jimmy has been with Brookgreen Gardens since 2019 and has worked in the green industry in the region since arriving in South Carolina in 2016. He has a bachelor's degree in...
Thu, Aug 1 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Thu, Aug 1 2024
Join Brookgreen Gardens’ horticulturist Gina Davis for a tour of the Children’s Garden. Gina will discuss adding color to shady gardens, using tropicals in warm-season displays, and how to incorporate shrubs with varying flower times to ensure continual color in the garden. About the Speaker: Gina Davis is the Horticulturist in charge of the Children's Garden, Palmetto Garden, Passageway, Daylily...
Wed, Aug 7 2024, 10am - 12pm
Wed, Aug 7 2024, Wed, Aug 7 2024, Wed, Sep 4 2024, Wed, Sep 4 2024
August 7th Sessions (Photoshop): Chose your time and Register here Join us for an immersive photo editing workshop with renowned photographer, George DeCamp. In two distinct sessions, George will instruct registrants on the different possibilities of Photoshop while empowering participants to elevate their photography skills. The same material will be covered in both the morning and afternoon...
Wed, Aug 7 2024, 12:30 - 2:30pm
Wed, Aug 7 2024, Wed, Aug 7 2024, Wed, Sep 4 2024, Wed, Sep 4 2024
August 7th Sessions (Photoshop): Chose your time and Register here Join us for an immersive photo editing workshop with renowned photographer, George DeCamp. In two distinct sessions, George will instruct registrants on the different possibilities of Photoshop while empowering participants to elevate their photography skills. The same material will be covered in both the morning and afternoon...
Tue, Sep 3 2024, 9:30 - 10:30am
Tue, May 7 2024, Tue, Jun 4 2024, Tue, Sep 3 2024, Tue, Oct 1 2024, Tue, Nov 5 2024
Registration: June 4th | September 3rd | October 1st | November 5th Join us at Brookgreen Gardens for Tree ID Walks lead by Dominique Werboff, Ph.D. of Coastal Carolina University. Explore our Woodland Trails with our team. Learn about leaves, twigs, bark, and tree identification. Whether you're a nature enthusiast seeking to deepen your understanding or simply looking for a fun and educational...
Tue, Sep 3 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Tue, Sep 3 2024
In 2000, historians recognized the loss of a generation of storytellers, prompting the recording of oral history interviews for the book "Pawleys Island, Stories from the Porch," preserving memories for both natives and newcomers. Join Lee Brockington as she presents the updated edition, featuring a refreshed introductory note, island history, nostalgic photos from PICA's collection, and a new...

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