Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet

Categories: Art Museums, Gardens, Museums, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
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. Put Brookgreen Gardens on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Murrells Inlet vacation planner.
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  • We went days after hurricane Matthew and the zoo and boat rides were not open, but no matter!! This place is amazing! Spent four hours and did not see everything! The childrens area was great!!!!! It ...  read more »
  • Totally worth the time and money and a true highlight of our trip to the Carolinas. The place is an open-air gallery, a park with majestic old oaks hung with wispy Spanish moss (a very surreal feel), ...  read more »
  • For the art and nature lover, a day at Brookgreen Gardens is well worth it. The eateries located on the grounds provide reasonable an delicious meals. 
  • Oh my goodness! This place is amazing. I've always believed sculpture is best seen in a natural setting, and Brookgreen Garden proves my point. Everything is exquisite and tasteful. So many sculptures, but arranged so you don't feel overwhelmed. Got the kids with you, and they're sick of it? Fine, there is a zoo and storybook playground just for them. Is history more your thing? They have a good bit about the plantations, slavery, and the Huntington family. You can go on a boat ride as well. You can get up close to birds and butterflies. In 2016, adult tickets are 19$, but they are good for 6 days. If you are camping at Huntington Beach, the two go hand in hand.
  • Beautiful gardens! I visited in the winter and still had a fantastic time with the various pathways and opportunities to see animals. In particular, I enjoyed the aviary which was hidden in the woods and required a walk-up to reach. That added a neat flair to the experience. The statuary nestled throughout was pretty cool as were the art installations in the museum stops.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful garden with 2000 sculptures and butterfly house. Great Lego sculpture exhibition for a limited time. Had a very tasty lunch for reasonable price. To see everything requires a lot of walking. Most of garden would be handicapped accessible.
  • I enjoyed Brookgreen Gardens. After wanting to visit for the past year, I finally got the chance today, and I was not disappointed. The weather was perfect, and the gardens were majestic and expansive, as to nourish the soul. What's more, the grounds were clean and well-maintained, as was the men's room; and the staff I interacted with were friendly and attentive, and seemed to genuinely like their jobs. After touring the premises, I left feeling enriched and satisfied, as if I'd eaten a particularly good meal. My thanks goes out to all associated with Brookgreen Gardens. I am grateful for, and have benefited from, your work and service. Keep it up, guys and gals!
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