Brookgreen U

To advance our educational mission, Brookgreen Gardens is offering “Brookgreen U” in 2021, providing a variety of classes and hands-on learning opportunities for the community and our visitors.

Consisting of a variety of lectures, demonstrations, and workshops, classes will begin in January. Four classes per month will be offered each quarter: January – March, April – June, and September – November. Classes will concentrate on Art, Horticulture, Wildlife, and History.

Some classes will engage students in make-and-take activities. Electives will include ongoing learning experiences at Brookgreen Gardens. Completion of each class or elective will qualify as one (1) credit. Completion of four (4) classes or electives per quarter that represent one of each departmental focus of Art, Horticulture, Wildlife, and History will qualify students with enough credits to receive a Brookgreen U Certificate.

Mon, Jun 5 2023, 10:30 - 11:30am
Mon, Jun 5 2023
There are many different ideas of the proper way to care for Crape Myrtles. Horticulturist Viki Richardson will dispel the myths and tell you how to keep your trees healthy and thriving.
Wed, Jun 7 2023, 10am - 12pm
Wed, Apr 5 2023, Wed, May 3 2023, Wed, Jun 7 2023
Join photographers Anne Malarich, George DeCamp and Chuck Lawhon once a month for a 2 hour walk through Brookgreen Gardens with cameras in hand! Walks will begin at 10:00a.m. and end at noon. There will be various subjects discussed each month such as, flowers, butterflies, and birds. You will discuss photographical topics along the way on exposure, and composition. It will be a learning...
Wed, Jun 14 2023, 10:30 - 11:30am
Wed, Jun 14 2023
Come join Brookgreen's own Zookeeper, Tara Johns-Berry, as she gives you information on how to turn your garden into the prime butterfly habitat. No registration required. Doors open at 10:00 Seating is limited. Any changes or cancelations will be noted on our website as well as social media.
Mon, Jun 19 2023, 10:30 - 11:30am
Mon, Jun 19 2023
Hidden Treasures… Making a Difference, with Artist John Charles In October 2022, John Charles, a local artist displayed portraits of 22 individuals in our community who are making a difference in many ways. The exhibit was on display (including bios of everyone) at the Waccamaw Neck Library for 4-5 weeks. The participants were able to purchase their portraits at the end of the exhibit by donating...
Thu, Jun 22 2023, 10:30 - 11:30am
Thu, Jun 22 2023
How to Create a dog Friendly Garden "Join Brookgreen's Manager of Plant Collections, Lucy Contreras, and Horry County Animal Care Center's Kennel Supervisor and Foster, Volunteer, and Community Service Coordinator, Naomi Jenkins, to learn how to garden with your dog in mind. If you have a dog, you know we love our furry friends and want to include them in all aspects of our lives, not just in our...
Wed, Jun 28 2023, 10:30 - 11:30am
Wed, Jun 28 2023
Join us to learn about the archaeology of South Island. Located at the mouth of Winyah Bay in Georgetown County, Native Americans, including the Winyah, the Waccamaw, and the Pee Dee tribes, likely hunted, fished, and gathered clams, mussels, oysters, and wild plants. Later planters from nearby plantations, like Hume, Cat Island, and Daisy Bank, established summer homes on the island to escape the...
Fri, Sep 8 2023, 10am - 2pm
Fri, Sep 8 2023
If you missed last year's class, now is your chance to participate in a most informative and fun afternoon! Come and learn an ancient art of dying cloth with indigo. This class will take you through the process, from harvesting the plant preparing the dye, and designing a beautiful silk scarf! You will learn about the history of dying with indigo and enjoy a walk through our Bethea's Garden to...