Today at Brookgreen


Daily Schedule and Updates

Daily Operations

The Gardener's Cottage Ticket and Information Center is open from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  

Shuttle Service: 10 am - 2 pm

The Butterfly House is closed for the season. It will reopen in May 2024.


We are not open during the day on the dates we have our Nights of a Thousand Candles event. Check the dates here

*The area around Fountain of the Muses will be closed until further notice due to drainage work.

Meet the Animals – Resumes in January

Explore the world of animals native to the southeast as an interpreter introduces you to a live animal in an interactive setting in this 30-minute program at the Campbell Center Program Shed at 2:30 p.m. Free with garden admission.

Mother Nature's Cafe -  1:00 PM Daily
Walk through the Zoo with an interpreter and observe the animals' natural behavior as they are fed a snack in this informative 50-minute tour. Meet at the Domestic Animals Barn along the Lowcountry Trail. Free with garden admission.

Butterfly House   Daily 10 AM-2 PM (May-September) CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

This seasonal exhibit features a lush garden filled with tropical plants where hundreds of butterflies soar through the air or perch on your shoulders.

Galleries and Exhibits

The Jennewein Gallery - Film presentations - A Vision Of Brookgreen, The Campaign for the Next Generation - looping all-day

The Noble Gallery - The Bounty of Brookgreen, an exhibit by Anne Blackwell Thompson of Blackwell Botanicals

The Rosen Galleries - Treasured Holiday Memories

The Bleifeld Gallery

The Offner Sculpture Learning and Research Center

The Lowcountry Trail - All Day

Enchanted Storybook Forest - All Day

Children's Sensory and Nature Trail - All Day

Lowcountry Zoo - All Day

Upcoming Events and Lectures

Brookgreen Event Calendar

Brookgreen 101

Please note: pets are not allowed at Brookgreen for their safety and the safety of our animal collection. Pets are also not allowed to be left in vehicles for their own safety.

Service animals that have received special training to assist disabled persons are welcome.

Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. It is part of the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor and the Eastern South Carolina Heritage Region.


Harvest Restaurant offers a full-service menu and is open daily from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For reservations, click HERE.  Harvest will be closed on 12/5/23.

The Old Kitchen is open daily from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and features homemade sandwiches.  Old Kitchen is closed on 12/4/23

The Courtyard Cafe is closed for the season.

Other Information

Brookgreen does not provide wheelchairs or other personal ambulatory devices. You can bring your own wheelchair or stroller to enjoy the Gardens. If you need to rent a wheelchair or scooter, several local companies rent equipment; however, they will not deliver to the Gardens.

Mobility Center - Home Medical Equipment

Wheelchair and Scooter Rental of Myrtle Beach

Plan your visit - FAQs



Hours: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Nov 27 - 29, Dec 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 - 24, 26
On days of Nights of a Thousand Candles, we are open for the event only 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed Christmas Day

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: Free

Children 4-12: $12

Adults 13-64: $22

Seniors 65 & Over: $20


1931 Brookgreen Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island on South Carolina's Hammock Coast