Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet

(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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  • Went during Christmas season to see the spectacular Christmas light display. The park is beautiful through the the year with wonderful gardens and magnificent sculptures, but the light display can't b...  more »
  • A wonderful destination to observe nature and beautiful gardens. The butterfly pavilion is my favorite. 
  • Wonderful gardens to walk and look at the plants and statuses in mid winter. The weather was cold and windy and sunny. We enjoyed walking around and taking pictures. 
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  • This place is beautiful! Make sure that you have more than one day to visit. Kids will enjoy the zoo area quite a bit. The gardens and sculptures are breathtaking. All of the staff are very friendly and accommodating. There are adult push chairs if you are bringing an elderly relative. There is also a shuttle that runs regularly to get you to the different areas of the gardens. Enjoy!
  • The beautiful gardens provide the setting for the largest collection of outdoor sculptures I've ever seen. Took advantage of returning twice since the ticket allows reentry for several days. The canal boat cruise was nice but could be skipped if pressed for time or money. Ultimately, enjoy the sculptures and gardens! It's truly an exception opportunity to tour a former rice plantation converted into incredible gardens with outstanding sculptures. Serene and meditative too.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful place. Educational experiences with easy access for handicap. Also, the people who work there are kind and very helpful. They are well educated in what they do, to ensure you a great adventure!!!
  • Great place actually, you pay the ticket once and you can re-visit for the next 6 days. But I'm not really a big fan of sculpture art. Yes, they have a lot of beautiful sculptures. And the zoo, it's nice there, they have a very natural walkway, but just a few you can meet there. It's not that various animal you can see. A little butterfly house is there too (u gotta pay $2 to get in).