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

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: Chose your time and Register here September 4th Sessions: Choose your time and Register Here Join us for two Photoshop & Lightroom software workshops on August 7th and September 4th from 10 AM- 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM. If you plan on staying for both sessions, please bring lunch, as we will have a lunch break. Sign up on the website to ensure we have enough table space...
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: Chose your time and Register here September 4th Sessions: Choose your time and Register Here Join us for two Photoshop & Lightroom software workshops on August 7th and September 4th from 10 AM- 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM. If you plan on staying for both sessions, please bring lunch, as we will have a lunch break. Sign up on the website to ensure we have enough table space...
Tue, Sep 3 2024, 7 - 9am
Tue, Sep 3 2024, Tue, Sep 17 2024, Tue, Oct 1 2024, Tue, Oct 15 2024, Tue, Nov 5 2024, Tue, Nov 19 2024
Registration: S eptember 3 | September 17 | October 1 | October 15 | November 5 | November 19 Join Richard Costa on an informative walk through the landscapes of Brookgreen Gardens. Join him for an insightful bird walk, meandering along the creek and Gardens, where he expertly identifies various avian species amidst the lush surroundings. Don't forget to bring your binoculars and comfortable...
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 led by Dominique Werboff, Ph.D. of Coastal Carolina University. 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 activity, our Tree ID Walks offer something...
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...
Wed, Sep 4 2024, 10am - 12pm
Wed, Aug 7 2024, Wed, Aug 7 2024, Wed, Sep 4 2024, Wed, Sep 4 2024
August 7th Sessions: Chose your time and Register here September 4th Sessions: Choose your time and Register Here Join us for two Photoshop & Lightroom software workshops on August 7th and September 4th from 10 AM- 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM. If you plan on staying for both sessions, please bring lunch, as we will have a lunch break. Sign up on the website to ensure we have enough table space...
Wed, Sep 4 2024, 12:30 - 2:30pm
Wed, Aug 7 2024, Wed, Aug 7 2024, Wed, Sep 4 2024, Wed, Sep 4 2024
August 7th Sessions: Chose your time and Register here September 4th Sessions: Choose your time and Register Here Join us for two Photoshop & Lightroom software workshops on August 7th and September 4th from 10 AM- 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM. If you plan on staying for both sessions, please bring lunch, as we will have a lunch break. Sign up on the website to ensure we have enough table space...
Thu, Sep 5 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Thu, Sep 5 2024
Despite South Carolina’s reputation as a destination for beautiful sandy beaches, the waters of South Carolina contain a diverse and interesting flora of seaweed just below the surface. Dr. Spaulding is a phycologist (a person who studies algae), and she will titillate your mind and senses with the science and beauty of seaweed in our local waters! Join her in creating your own press of seaweed...
Sat, Sep 7 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Sat, Apr 6 2024, Sat, Apr 13 2024, Sat, Apr 20 2024, Sat, Apr 27 2024, Sat, May 4 2024, Sat, May 11 2024, Sat, May 18 2024, Sat, May 25 2024, Sat, Sep 7 2024, Sat, Sep 14 2024, Sat, Sep 21 2024, Sat, Sep 28 2024, Sat, Oct 5 2024
10:30am - 11:30am
Class Description: Yoga in The Gardens allows you to experience Brookgreen Gardens in a unique way. Connect your body, mind, and spirit in the tranquil setting of beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. This Hatha-based practice is ideal for anyone who enjoys the opportunity to move one's body in an outdoor setting, breathe deeply, and simply feel better than you do today. Move through a series of gentle...

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