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.

Fri, Mar 22 2024, 1 - 2pm
Fri, Mar 22 2024
Discover Lauren Sloan's art, emphasizing the connection between African Americans and their land. Inspired by visits to Penn Center, Mitchell’s Plain, St. Helena, and Beaufort, Sloan's work incorporates landscapes, poems, photographs, and plants using mixed media. Engage with this visual journey as Sloan skillfully delves into these compelling themes through photography, print transfers...
Wed, Mar 27 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 28 2024, 12 - 3pm
Thu, Mar 28 2024
Explore the wonders of nature through the ancient craft of weaving with locally sourced materials! From branches to grasses, and stems of flowers, uncover the beauty of your garden or backyard as you learn to create unique woven pieces. Across civilizations and throughout history, people have crafted textiles, clothing, and shelter using the resources readily available to them. This workshop...
Tue, Apr 2 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Tue, Apr 2 2024
Get acquainted with some of our most misunderstood animals, the reptiles! Ranger Mike Walker from Huntington Beach State Park will introduce you to some of our scaly friends, including snakes, turtles, lizards, and alligators. Learn how these animals have far reaching impacts on our local ecosystems, including acting as bodyguards for wading bird chicks, helping marsh residents survive...
Thu, Apr 4 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Thu, Apr 4 2024
Join Kerry Rapp, Director of Greenhouse and Plant Collections on a special behind the scenes tour of Brookgreen Gardens’ Greenhouse complex. Kerry will discuss warm season annuals in the greenhouse setting, including the maintenance and IPM (Integrated Pest Management) that goes into their care. Get an early look at the orchids and tropical as preparations are underway for the upcoming...
Sat, Apr 6 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...
Wed, Apr 10 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, Apr 11 2024, 10am - 3pm
Thu, Apr 11 2024
Textile artist Kathleen Lang with be at Brookgreen Gardens to facilitate a workshop highlighting the magic of Eco printing. Eco printing is a sustainable natural dyeing technique for capturing botanical prints using no chemicals. Students will collect, prior to the workshop, botanicals such as leaves and other natural dye materials from nature, flatten them and have them ready on the day of the...
Sat, Apr 13 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...
Thu, Apr 18 2024, 10:30 - 11:30am
Thu, Apr 18 2024
A woman moved to Georgetown in 1936, bought a house three miles south of the town of Georgetown, and opened a brothel. She ingratiated herself with the town by having a single location for her business and by not embarrassing the residents. She made a lot of money, and she spent a lot of money on Front Street. Her name can be found in the local newspaper as a donor to the March of Dimes and the...

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