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Brookgreen U - Winter Term 2020

When: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 to Thursday, April 30, 2020

To advance our educational mission, Brookgreen Gardens will offer “Brookgreen U” in 2020, providing a variety of classes and hands-on learning opportunities for the community and our members.

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.

Class Offerings for Winter Quarter 2020 (January – March)

Demo – Sheep to Shawl with the Lowcountry Spinners

January 10 | 10 a.m.

Campbell Center Shed Free with garden admission.
Workshop – Bird Photography Techniques and Tips with George DeCamp and Anne Malarich

January 15 | 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wall Lowcountry Center, Auditorium

Members $45, Non-members $60.  CLASS IS FULL
Lecture and Demo – Photographing Birds in the Field with Hal Vivian and George Decamp

January 16 | 7 – 10 a.m. | Meet at the Welcome Center Members $10, Non-members $25 (limit 14).
Demo – Handmade Gullah Dolls with Zenobia Harper

January 20 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wall Lowcountry Center, Learning Lab 2 Free with garden admission.
Lecture and Demo – How and When Do I Prune? with Brookgreen’s Arborist Cheney Taylor

January 29 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Wall Lowcountry Center, Auditorium 
Lecture – Snakes of the Lowcountry with Caleb Dennis of Brookgreen’s Zoological staff

February 5 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Wall Lowcountry Center, Learning Lab 2 Free with garden admission.
Lecture – Teatime! with William Barclay Hall, Founder of the Charleston Tea Plantation

February 10 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Location: Welcome Center Conference Room Free with garden admission.
Demo – Flower Fun with Jim Martin

February 19 | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wall Lowcountry Center, Auditorium Members $20, Non-members $35.
Lecture – Make Way for Butterflies!! with Butterfly Keeper Tara Johns-Berry

March 3 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Wall Lowcountry Center, Learning Lab 2 Free with garden admission.
Lecture and Workshop – Herbs and Their Many Uses with Master Herbalist Janice Oldfield, & Horticulturist Viki Richardson

March 11 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wall Lowcountry Center, Learning Lab 2 Members $20, Non-members $35.

Wreath Making Workshop – Making Flowers Out of Pinecones! with Gilma Caslin, Diane Herbert, and Cindy Kerr March 23 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Leonard Pavilion Members $30, Non-members $45.

 

Elective offerings for Winter Quarter 2020 (January – March) 

Art Electives

Brookgreen 101

Women Sculptors in the Brookgreen Collection

January 23 | 1 p.m. | Wall Lowcountry Center, Auditorium Free with garden admission.

Exquisite Miniatures

February 27 | 1 p.m. | Wall Lowcountry Center, Auditorium Free with garden admission.

Mysterious Atalaya and the Marvelous Huntingtons

March 26 | 1 p.m. | Wall Lowcountry Center, Auditorium Free with garden admission.

Recent Acquisitions

April 30 | 1 p.m. | Wall Lowcountry Center, Auditorium Free with garden admission.

Horticulture Electives

Dirt 'n' Details Lecture Series

Pests in the Landscape with Gary Forrester, Senior Extension Agent, Clemson Extension

January 7 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Wall Lowcountry Center, Auditorium Free with garden admission.

Endangered Plants Along the South Carolina Coast with Ranger Mike Walker of Huntington Beach State Park February 11 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Wall Lowcountry Center, Auditorium Free with garden admission.

The History of Indigo in South Carolina with Bud Hill and Joe Shaw

March 18 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Leonard Pavilion Free with garden admission.

Landscape Design with Katherine Rowe, Director of Horticulture

April 14 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Meet in front of Welcome Center Free with garden admission.

Wildlife Electives

Meet the Animals Saturdays and Sundays only Jan. – Mar. 7

Daily beginning Mar. 7 2:30 p.m. | Campbell Center Program Shed Free with garden admission.

 

History Electives

The Reign of Rice Lecture Series

Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 21 | 1 p.m. Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium Free with garden admission.

Reserve seating at 843-235-6049 .

Gullah Geechee Program Series

Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 19, 26; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 1 p.m. | Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium

Free with garden admission.

Black History Month Program

Rozlyn Sorrell:  Songs of Faith, Hope & Freedom


Feb. 22 | 1 p.m. | Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium Free with garden admission.

Preview of what's coming up in Spring Term!

Lecture – Three Generations of Leadership and Philanthropy: The Baruchs of Hobcaw Barony with Lee Brockington April 8 | 10 – 11:30 a.m. | Wall Lowcountry Center, Auditorium Free with garden admission.

Lecture – From Clay to Bronze with Bryan Rapp Director Master Sculpture

April 13 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Leonard Pavilion Free with garden admission.

Lecture – Fireflies in Congaree National Park with Ranger Jon Manchester

April 20 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Wall Lowcountry Center, Auditorium Free with garden admission.

Lecture – Wildflowers of the Lowcountry with TJ Savereno Clemson University

April 29 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Wall Lowcountry Center, Auditorium Free with garden admission.

 

Hours

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.

Tickets

Daily General Admission Tickets for 7 consecutive days
Children 3 and under
Free
Children 4-12
$10
Adults 13-64
$18
Seniors 65 & Over
$16

Location

1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

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

843-235-6000