Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC

1931 Brookgreen DriveMurrells Inlet, SC 29576
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A registered National Historic Landmark located off Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet, Brookgreen Gardens offers 9,000 lush acres of natural and artistic beauty, ideal for the whole family to tour and enjoy. Guests can learn about rice plantations from the 1800s, while exploring the open, green spaces lined with fountains, reflection ponds, hidden pathways, outdoor figurative sculptures, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Murrells Inlet Travel Experts
  • Your ticket is good for seven days from the day you first use it.
  • There is a boat tour and bus tour.
  • National Historic Landmark.
  • Located near Huntington Beach State Park.
  • One of the Top Ten Public Gardens in the United States.
  • Fun interactive storybook area for kids.
  • Over 500 acres of sculpture gardens.
  • On-site cafe.
  • Gorgeous landscaping.


from Brookgreen Gardens
Named One of the Top Ten Public Gardens in the United States by TripAdvisor! Young visitors love the Enchanted Storybook Forest, a collection of storybook playhouses based on a classic children’s story or nursery rhyme. It has fun interactive elements such as swings, climbing walls, monkey bars and more. Just for kids is the Children’s Discovery Room and the Brookgreen Detectives booklet that gives kids an adventure by following clues, making observations, sketching drawings, and even playing word games. When completed, they turn in the booklet and receive a Brookgreen Detectives sticker and prize!

Kids' also love the daily animal programs Mother Nature's Cafe, where they observe the animals as an interpreter feeds the animals a snack and the interactive Meet the Animals program. We have 'A Garden Room for Children' that stirs young imaginations with displays of plants and sculpture. There are wooded nooks to hide in, things to climb on, and sculptural animals to marvel at. There is even an elevated place for parents to sit and watch the magic of children learning as they play.

Seasonal favorite is the Butterfly House open daily April - October where hundreds of butterflies soar through the air. Tickets are $3 - adults and $2 - children in addition to garden admission for a 30-minute timed visit.

From its beginning in 1931, this non-profit outdoor museum with its majestic oaks and world-renowned sculpture it has been a place to restore your soul and renew your spirit but that’s not all. Everyday, Brookgreen offers a tours, programs, and exhibits for all ages. Relive history as you walk the Lowcountry Trail or take cruise on the pontoon boat. Then, it’s on to the only accredited zoo on the Carolina coast where you will see native animals in their natural habitats. Beautiful gardens, rich historical sites and gracious southern hospitality tempt you to return again and again which is one of the reasons the admission is good for 7 consecutive days!

Admission not valid during holiday festival, Nights of a Thousand Candles, or other special ticketed events. Tickets are not valid during the month of December.

New exhibit: Bruce Munro at Brookgreen: Southern Light
Regular exhibit evenings - April 8, 2020 - September 12, 2020
Join us at Brookgreen in 2020 for an immersive experience in art and light.
Internationally known artist Bruce Munro, will bring his spectacular large-scale light sculptures to the gardens, allowing visitors to literally see the gardens in a new light.
The exhibit will feature seven works of art in light and mixed media, each designed specifically for the natural garden rooms where they will be installed. The illuminated installations will consist of tens of thousands of components.

Tripster Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Ray Brown
West Portsmouth , OH
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
June 2016
I was amazed with all the beauty that it offered!! Enjoyed the boat ride.. Very educational and mostly RELAXING!!! You will get your money's worth and plus more... Plan on returning next trip back to Myrtle beach....
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Candice P.
Gainesville, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"wonderful day"
March 2015
Really informative. Started with a brief video about the gardens. We received a map and a little information from the welcome center. We chose to do a self guided tour but they offer guided tours for no additional fees. With the one day paid admission you can come back within 7 days for free. The boat tour is fun it's about 45 minutes. The "zoo" as animals of the time period. Lots to learn about slavery times. You will enjoy yourself. Sculptures were amazing.
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Kingsport, Tennessee
"Awesome as always!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2020 NEW
Brookgreen is one of my absolute favorite places in the planet! Beautiful flowers, gorgeous sculptures, amazing wildlife! Spend a day, or even better, two or three here!
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Christen A
Concord, North Carolina
"Beautiful as always"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 11, 2020 NEW
We decided to return to Brookgreen Gardens seeing as we hadn't been there in almost nine years. The flowers were In bloom and there were lots of wildlife out and about such as alligators, turkeys, fox squirrels, turtles, and birds and that wasn't even at the zoo. The sculptures and poetry never seem to disappoint. We hope to make it back in a few months for the lights so that they had begin setting up for. The few staff members we encountered were very friendly and helpful. The best part is if you get the visit for 7 consecutive days with your ticket purchase.
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Fenton, Missouri
"Visited March 19 - Spring splendor"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2020
We were vacationing in Myrtle Beach the week in Mid-March when virtually all was being closed to the public, due to Covid19. Friends back home recommended BrookGreen Gardens and although building access was restricted, we were still able to visit and enjoy the splendor and legacy provided by a great artistuc couple, who obviously loved one another, art and gardens. We walked the well kept grounds, including the zoo portion and left with our hearts and minds well fed. What a treasure to be enjoyed when in the area. A lot to see and appreciate here.
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Elmer, New Jersey
"Night of a thousand lights"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 15, 2020
What a wonderful way to begin the holidays, a trip to Brookgreen Gardens and a Night PF a Thousand lights. We enjoyed dinner on the premises and walked through the gardens viewing the lights, we visited both music tents as. We had a fabulous time! Go early to avoid waiting
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New Jersey
"Impressive Statues in a Lovely Setting"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 10, 2020
If you have any appreciation for sculpture, this attraction is a must to visit if you are in the area. We spent a few very enjoyable hours visiting Brookgreen Gardens in May 2019 and it was well worth the 30 minute drive from where we were staying. The main purpose for visiting was to view the sculpture. Because the statues were so well done and displayed in such an attractive manner, I really appreciated them even through generally prefer more modern style of sculpture over traditional figurines. The grounds are very well maintained and include some sprawling old oak trees draped with Spanish moss. In addition to the permanent outdoor displays, there are indoor facilities with interesting temporary exhibits.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brookgreen Gardens

What are the hours of operation?
Brookgreen Gardens is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

Can I bring my pet to Brookgreen Gardens?
No. Pets may not be left in cars as well. The only animals allowed inside Brookgreen Gardens are service animals.

Is Brookgreen Gardens wheelchair and handicap accessible? 

Yes. We offer child and adult strollers on a first come, first serve basis for customers who require them.

Can I take pictures at the garden?
Yes. However, commercial photography and video is prohibited at Brookgreen Gardens.

Is food available onsite?
Yes. We offer guests an onsite cafe to purchase food and beverages from.