Brookgreen U

To advance our educational mission, Brookgreen Gardens is offering “Brookgreen U”, 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.

Sat, Feb 24 2024, 1 - 2pm
Sat, Feb 24 2024
The Gullah/ Geechee people of Coastal Georgia and South Carolina have always demonstrated tremendous strength and tenacity, even in the face of insurmountable and unimaginable circumstances. Much of this can be attributed to their enduring spirits and strong connection to their African roots. Griot and Master Storyteller Lillian Grant-Baptiste will use the art of storytelling to bring the Gullah...
Tue, Feb 27 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Tue, Feb 27 2024
Dive into the realm of sustainable landscaping with an engaging Rain Garden presentation led by Trapper Fowler! During this session, participants will delve into the principles and advantages of rain gardens. These gardens are crafted to adeptly handle stormwater runoff while transforming your outdoor space into a visually captivating haven. Gain insights into plant selection, design...
Wed, Feb 28 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Wed, Feb 28 2024
Image credit: https://www.soulsgrowndeep.org/artist/sam-doyle Discover the art of Sam Doyle, who grew up on Saint Helena Island, in this presentation that explores his unique style. Known for vibrant creations that blend culture and history, Doyle's work tells powerful stories. The presentation offers a glimpse into his use of found materials and the meaningful narratives behind each piece...
Tue, Mar 5 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Tue, Mar 5 2024
The past two decades of art production has provided citizens of the world with vast diversity in what is acceptable, traditional, permanent, and classical public art. All aspects from materials to fabrication to installation and conceptualization have been challenged by these new perimeters. Join Artist and College of Charleston professor, Jarod Charzewski in an informative discussion that will...
Thu, Mar 7 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Thu, Mar 7 2024
Botanical Gardens
Join Brookgreen Gardens’ horticulturist Kaela Miller on a special tour of Whispering Wings Butterfly House as it prepares for the 2024 season. Kaela will discuss host plants, nectar plants, and what to plant to create a pollinator garden.
Thu, Mar 7 2024, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Thu, Mar 7 2024
Tai Chi has been practiced worldwide for thousands of years and can be traced back to the early 17th century in most Chinese cultures. Many different styles of Tai Chi derive from Yang, Chen, and Wu styles. Myrtle Beach Tai Chi is a Tibetan form of the Yang style. Tai Chi can be called "Meditation in Motion". It's a combination of postures, slow movement, and flow that create a series of forms. No...
Tue, Mar 12 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Tue, Mar 12 2024
10:30am - 11:30am
Watch out! There are all sorts of creatures and plants that can potentially harm you while having fun in the woods or at the beach! Ever worry about poison ivy, jellyfish, stingrays, snakes, sharks, or other scary animals? This informative program will uncover some of the myths and help you identify some potential dangers and ways to avoid them while still appreciating and enjoying the great...
Wed, Mar 13 2024, 1 - 2pm
Wed, Mar 13 2024, Wed, Mar 27 2024, Wed, Apr 10 2024, Wed, Apr 24 2024
Register by clicking a date below Mar 13, 2024 Mar 27, 2024 Apr 10, 2024 April 24, 2024 Entertaining and educational, this interactive cultural game show informs viewers about the rice culture lived and passed down by Gullah Geechee people of the southeastern coastal United States. Each guest becomes a “contestant” who will gain “points” for answering questions about aspects of rice production...
Thu, Mar 14 2024, 10:30am - 12pm
Thu, Mar 14 2024
Have you ever wondered what life was like on a living farm in the early to mid-1900s? Take a step back in time and discover the history and culture of the Horry County farm family during the 1900-1955 period. Come and experience what it was like to be a farmer during the first half of the twentieth century in Horry County. Join Walter Hill and Tyler McCracken in a live plowing demonstration as...
Fri, Mar 15 2024, 10am - 1pm
Fri, Mar 15 2024
In this class fun and sassy are the only rules. You will create a flock of birds that Audubon never dreamt of! Let your imagination loose and your silly-bone take over. Old magazines, scissors, glue and markers will make happy herons, boisterous blue-jays, silly sea gulls or cranky crows. Suggestion: Leave your grown-up self at home. About the Speaker: Terry Belanger, an Art major in college...

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