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***Closure Alert***

Due to damage from Hurricane Ian, the otter exhibits are not open to the public.


Daily Schedule and Updates

Hours: 9:30AM to 5:00PM every day

Daily Operations

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

Shuttle services 10:00AM to 5:00PM 

The Creek Excursion  
March to November 

The Creek Excursion runs daily at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.  

Beginning on March 5, and running through the week before Thanksgiving, our Creek Excursion will allow you to cruise the creeks on a 48-foot pontoon boat.  You will pass historic rice fields, now home to alligators, waterfowl, and osprey as an interpreter helps you see the distinctive landscape of the rice plantations and understand the role of enslaved Africans in the cultivation of the rice crop and the shaping of the history of the Lowcountry. The Creek Excursion lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Tickets are $10 adults and $6 children, in addition to Gardens admission. Boat rides often sell out and we strongly recommend purchasing tickets as soon as possible when you arrive at the Gardens. Tickets are available at the Gardener's Cottage  and the Lowcountry Center for same-day purchase and must be purchased at least 10 minutes before the tour time. Boat tickets are not sold online or by telephone. 

The Trekker Excursion 
April to November 

Ride with an interpreter along an avenue of historic Live Oaks to a plantation cemetery, a Civil War earthen fort site, and a historic rice mill chimney. From the top of one of the area's highest bluffs, see a panoramic view of the Waccamaw River.

Tickets are $10 in addition to the garden admission and must be purchased at the Wall Lowcountry Center at least 10 minutes before tour time. Excursions last approximately 50 minutes. Since this excursion goes over rough terrain it is not recommended for children under six years of age. For their safety, children age 3 and under will not be allowed on this trip.  All children are required to be secured in their own seat.

Daily at 10:30 a.m., 12 noon. 1:30 p.m. 

(Important Note: the Trekker travels over dirt roads which are quite bumpy in places. If you have a physical condition that may be affected by riding over rough terrain, we suggest you consider an alternate excursion such as the pontoon boat cruise.) 

The Oaks Excursion  
April to November 

Ride in our mini-bus to the site of the Oaks Plantation. Learn the history of the prominent Alston family during the colonial and antebellum eras. Visit the Alston family cemetery and grounds of the slave village. Along the way, see the natural beauty of a protected Long Leaf Pine forest. 

Daily at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $10 in addition to garden admission. Children age 3 and under are not allowed. All children are required to be secured in their own seat.  Purchase tickets at the Lowcountry Center Ticket Counter or the Gardener's Cottage Ticket and Information Center at least 10 minutes before tour time. Excursions last approximately 1.3 hours.


Butterfly House   ***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

Rosen Galleries - National Sculpture Society 89th Annual Awards Exhibition SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2022 TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2022

Wall Low Country Center Auditorium - From Chaos to Beloved Community  FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2022 TO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2022

Brown Sculpture Court

Holmes Gallery - Waccamaw Memories

The Noble Gallery -  Cultivating the Dutch Tradition in the 21st Century   MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2022 TO TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2022


The Lowcountry Trail - All Day

Enchanted Storybook Forest - All Day

Children's Sensory and Nature Trail - All Day

Lowcountry Zoo - All Day

Whispering Wings Butterfly House - closed for the season

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.


Harvest Restaurant  offers a full-service menu and is open every day, from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. For reservations click HERE.  

The Old Kitchen is open daily from 10:00AM to 4:00PM featuring homemade soups and sandwiches.

The Courtyard Cafe is open from 10:30AM to 3:00PM

Other Information

Brookgreen does not provide wheelchairs or other personal ambulatory devices. You are welcome to bring your own wheelchair or stroller to enjoy the gardens. If you need to rent a wheelchair or scooter there are several local companies that rent equipment.

Mobility Center - Home Medical Equipment

Wheelchair and Scooter Rental of Myrtle Beach

Plan your visit - FAQs


Hours Tickets Location Block


Hours:  9:30AM - 5:00PM everyday

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