Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet

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Brookgreen Gardens plays home to a sculpture park with 1,400 pieces of art, trails, nature reserves, and a zoo. Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington bought the property, which was originally four plantations, to showcase her figurative sculptures in an outdoor environment. Wander through lush, moss-draped coastal vegetation, along riverbanks, and across rich marshland at this National Historic Landmark that opened to the public in 1932. Watch for local wildlife and numerous archaeological sites, or visit the on-site Lowcountry Zoo and its dedicated center for rehabilitating injured animals. Add Brookgreen Gardens and other attractions to your Murrells Inlet trip itinerary using our Murrells Inlet trip planner.
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  • We let the teen girls pick an activity on the trip and it brought us to the Gardens and Low country Zoo. We were staying in North Myrtle Beach, so this was a bit of a drive, but well worth it. Our.....  more
    We let the teen girls pick an activity on the trip and it brought us to the Gardens and Low country Zoo. We were staying in North Myrtle Beach, so this was a bit of a drive, but well worth it. Our.....  more »
  • Calm and relaxing day … the grounds were beautiful! Go early in your trip, because the tickets are good for 7 days. We also like the Trekker Excursion. 
    Calm and relaxing day … the grounds were beautiful! Go early in your trip, because the tickets are good for 7 days. We also like the Trekker Excursion.  more »
  • This is a beautiful sculpture garden. Lots of big outdoor sculptures and lots and lots of beautiful flowers. Also lots of beautiful live oaks with Spanish Moss. There's also a small zoo for the... 
    This is a beautiful sculpture garden. Lots of big outdoor sculptures and lots and lots of beautiful flowers. Also lots of beautiful live oaks with Spanish Moss. There's also a small zoo for the...  more »
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  • We were visiting Myrtle Beach a bit before the season, and I'm so glad we stopped here. There were still plenty of visitors, but I think there would have to be a very large number before it would feel too full. The sculptures were beautiful; but to me the gardens themselves were the highlight. The flowers and landscaping are very well kept, and the enormous trees are a joy. All the buildings, paths, walkways etc. are in good condition and lovely to see. The water features are beautiful as well. In short, the whole experience was wonderful. (We focused on the gardens and did not see the zoo.)
  • We were headed for the State park but they were at capacity so when we seen this place we pulled in and it was so lovely we opted for an annual pass. There is so much to do here we didn't even finish it all in one day. The gardens and nature trails are magical and the art installations are out of this world. There are lovely indoor galleries, a gift shop with the best honey and other nature's treasures and a really nice museum of sculptures. There are animals and historic markers to explore, smoothies at the cafe and staff are very friendly and eager to converse and inspire your return visit. We will definitely be going here a few times a month at least. Even just being here for lunch breaks from your busy day is worth the annual pass. Thankful the State park was full and we ended up here. My kiddo loves the playground and there is so much to do here even on a hot day. We visited right after the tropical storm and there was enough shade and indoor attractions to be here for a half day! 🙏🥰
  • Such lovely and spacious grounds. They often have holiday events to explore during Halloween and Christmas times. They have a fun animal trail that we love to do every time we visit. The butterfly house is free admission now which the kids enjoyed. We always see wild animals when we go! We love it so much we bought the family membership passes!
  • Visited for plant sale today! While slim pickings by noon, was delighted to interact with Brookgreen Volunteers, the best in the area. Mr. White was wonderful to work with helping with selections and loading after purchase. This is what local hospitality is all about. We are Brookgreen members - one of our most favorite places to visit!
  • My second time visiting while vacationing in Myrtle Beach. The place is out of this world. Beautiful structures and a lot to see. The place is a perfect place to meditate and relax your mind. Great place to take pictures as well. Very big so a lot of walking. Make sure you bring comfortable shoes and a hat as walking in the summer will be dreadful. Don’t forget to visit the zoo and do the boat tour that explains the history of the plantation and the past with the rice cultivation. The staff are very pleasant and helpful as well.

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