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Brookgreen Gardens
Botanical Garden
Today 9:30AM–5PM
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1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
1931 Brookgreen Garden DriveUSSouth CarolinaMurrells Inlet29576
(843) 235-6000brookgreen.org
Botanical Garden, Art Museum
Botanical Garden
Art Museum
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Unique public space combines a botanical garden with outdoor sculptures & exhibits of wild animals.- Google
"The bronze sculptures are simply beautiful and interesting."
"Great food..sandwiches amazing and plus beautiful scenery!"
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Joshua Smith
a month ago
Great place for a family trip at Myrtle Beach. Includes hundreds of statues. Some you have probably seen in an art class at some point. Also has a small zoo that is great for the kids and includes family events, exhibits, play areas, and a butterfly house with over 1500 butterflies. The workers are mostly volunteers and they show a passion for this place. Worth a visit. The great part is tickets last all week so you can come back to see more.
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Jean Weaver
2 months ago
The Gardens, accented by the sculptures are "breathtakingly" Beautiful!! But, the Cypress Swamp Aviary and Birds of Prey Aviary while probably exquisite when first opened have become very heart breaking. The birds desperately need their habit revitalized. Also, the cows with the long horns do not need a hay feeding stand that traps their horns. You can surmise from the Gardens that detail was important to the Huntington's as well as the love of animals. The animal habitat needs the same type of attention!!
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Kevin C
a month ago
This place was a surprise for use. We were going to just see if we could get some good photographs of the area. We were not ready for what Brookgreen had to offer. It is a LARGE area. The area was full of pathways which lead you to one garden area to another, almost all with thier own fountain and statues. In addition to the gardens, the offer a river tour on a boat and also have a small zoo. This place is almost an all day affair. We loved it. This is actually the only place we ran into a wild Alligator. It was actually floating in one of the many fountains. I will post some pictures when I am able to. Highly Highly recommend going here. Wear sunscreen and or a hat. They have two places to eat on site, both a little pricy but the food is good. Very helpful staff. 5 out of 5 will do it again.
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Jessica Smothers
a month ago
Amazing! Took two days to see everything. So beautiful and well maintained. Boat ride was extra, but fun. A must see. I plan to go back soon.
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Darren Fava
2 weeks ago
A variety of great experiences in one jam-packed day! We first enjoyed the amazing sculpture collection and beautiful, well-maintained gardens. A free guided tour focused on the sculpture highlights with a good dose of the site's rich history. They offer an assortment of history tours (extra fee)...we chose the boat tour. Our guide Jennie was great! She pointed out wildlife (great blue heron, alligators) while telling the tale of the rice plantations and the enslaved Africans who built the rice fields. We had just enough time left to run through the Lowcountry Zoo and temporary Lego exhibit. The Cypress Swamp aviary was a highlight, with ibis, egrets and heron all around you...just inches away! There really is something for everyone here...history hunters, art aficionados, nature lovers, and kids. Tickets are good for a week, so visit a few times if you can...you'll need it!
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Jason Baker
2 months ago
If you're thinking it's a botanical garden with sculptures...It's not. It's more of a park with lots of grassy areas, some trees, bushes/hedges, archways, lattice work, some stone walls/court yards and some flowers with sculptures intermittently scattered about. The tram stops at 3 places: the visitors center (the beginning), the middle (the boat tour...where you might see a bird or 2 and an alligator if you're lucky, the tour is shaded and takes about 45 minutes, mostly uneventful but a good break if you need one, get to the dock early if you want a seat on the end to take pictures), finally the tram stops at the zoo, the tram runs every 20 minutes, stroller and wheel chair seating are only available in the front row. Google a picture of the map before you go so you can get orientated, the map only shows the highlights, if you get there at open you can do the whole park by close...even though they say it takes 3 days, you can walk from one end of the park to the other in 20 minutes. From a photography point of view there is a general lack of good contrast and background...unless you are shooting macro...in which case IMO you would be better off at a botanical garden...however I was with family and the baby so I didn't do any ir or full spectrum which might be nice there...the butterfly aviary was where it was at. If you are going on a warm day, be prepared, there is very little shade on the walkways and aside from the 2 small indoor sculpture displays, it is a lot of walking in the sun to see all of the sculptures...also they have a 2d Celtic maze at the top of the garden on the edge of the river...if you walk the edge of the river midday you may get to see an alligator sunning itself there. The zoo has the aforementioned butterfly garden!!! and a raptor aviary!!! and a few other displays. Food there is not noteworthy, poor selection and expensive.
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Darrell Wainwright
a month ago
As you can tell by other reveiws Brookgreen Gardens has forgotten their roots. When I approached the gate I was told my dog couldn't even wait in my air conditoned camper because "animals are not allowed on the grounds" As animal lovers the Huntingtons should be rolling over in their graves. A group of self important animal haters have taken over their haven. To bad the Huntingtons arent here to take their gift back and give it to people who are more like they were . These sculptures and other artistic endeavors would not exist if not for the animals surrounding Mrs. Huntington. SHAME!!! Response: heavens forbid you allow leashed pets into the garden like alot of other gardens. Some peple might not like that. I'll go to Charleston theres lots of gardens that allow pets there.
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Response from the owner - a month ago
Decades ago, Brookgreen Gardens adopted a no pets policy but allowed pet owners to leave their animals in the car when visiting. Sadly, some owners were not as considerate as you about leaving their auto air conditioning on, left their pets unattended and the consequences were tragic. In an effort to save pets lives, we adopted the current policy of not allowing pets to be left in cars. The reason for the policy is because we DO CARE about animals! As a wildlife sanctuary for the past 85 years, we have a keen sense of responsibility to protect all animals whenever possible.
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Jake Hunsaker
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This was a really fun stop on a weekend trip for my fiancee and I. The gardens are pretty big and beautiful! The zoo area where the Lego statues were at was a lot of fun too.

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