16 Jun Take a Trip to Brookgreen Gardens
Looking for a way to spend the day outside? Brookgreen Gardens has just what you need. The Gardens are located in Murrells Inlet and have been in the area for 85 years. Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that offers unbelievable figurative sculpture collections done by American artists in the world. Brookgreen Gradens have miles of walking paths, a nature trail, beautiful gardens and more. We’re here to tell you about some of the exhibits you don’t want to miss.
The Gardens are a truly breathtaking sight to see. The beautiful landscape fills 9,100-acres with different blooms each season. In 1931, Anna Hyatt designed the gardens into the shape of a spread wing butterfly. Today, guests can walk around the gardens and see many fountains. These include the Fountain of the Muses Garden, The Labyrinth at Brookgreen and the Arboretum. Each sculpture is surrounded by its own set of gigantic moss trees, native plants and creeks. These areas are extremely peaceful and a wonderful place to relax and take in nature.
The zoo is a perfect spot to bring family and friends. While walking through the zoo, visitors will see a variety of wildlife. This includes alligators, bald eagles, grey foxes, Tunis sheep, Spanish goats and more. Brookgreen Gardens zoo is unlike any other in the lowcountry. Each of these animals will receive special care and were brought in, because they could no longer survive in the wild.
This guided tour is perfect for exploring the lowcountry and learning about the history of the area. During the nature excursion guests will see the plantation house, grounds of the slave village, the Alston family cemetery and other sites. Tickets are available for purchase starting at $8 for adults and $4 for children. The tours run daily at 11am, 1 and 3pm.
Brookgreen Gardens has something for everyone. Whether you want to spend the day learning about historic sites, exploring nature or hanging out with animals. We highly recommend visiting if you haven’t been!