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The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens

Who We Are and What We Do

The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens is a diverse group of people, within the Brookgreen membership, who have a special interest in and commitment to the Gardens.

As a service organization, we have two primary goals:

   1)  To plan and execute annual fundraising events.  Members supply the know-how, creative energy and “hands on” effort to produce these events.  Proceeds help to fund special projects and installations within the Gardens.

   2)  To promote Brookgreen Gardens by acting as ambassadors, whose goal is to raise awareness of the Gardens within the community and beyond, and to encourage membership.

The Friends premier events over the past few years have been the annual spring benefit and our fall fest, Brew at the Zoo.  Featuring different themes each year, the most recent benefits have been A Huntington Affaire¡Viva Havana!, Carnivale de Venezia, and Masquerade at the Muses.  Brew at the Zoo, held each November, has become a community favorite drawing sellout crowds to enjoy craft beer tastings and live music.  

Our members come from up and down the Grand Strand, all over South Carolina and across neighboring states.  We are teachers and bankers, doctors and lawyers, nurses and shop owners, designers and homemakers, retirees and real estate agents, and so much more.  We bring our varied talents and interests together to foster the continued growth, diversification and preservation of Brookgreen Gardens.  And along the way we have some fun, meet great folks and enjoy contributing to all that makes Brookgreen Gardens “Ever Changing, Simply Amazing.”

We consider it a privilege to be a part of such a beloved institution.  We hope that you will consider joining us.

Want to know how to join us?  Use the contact form and choose Friends of Brookgreen as the category.

More info on our next fundraiser?  Click here.  

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Brookgreen Gardens is 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.


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


1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

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

on South Carolina's Hammock Coast