Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC

1931 Brookgreen DriveMurrells Inlet, SC 29576
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Overview

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.

Description

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.


Tripster Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Ray Brown
West Portsmouth , OH
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Beautiful!!!!"
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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560edwardv
Santa Fe, New Mexico
"Cool local history "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2019 NEW
I was really hoping to see alligators on he boat tour but went during a Kong’s tide (the day before hurricane Dorian) do we didn’t see any. Definitely suggest going during low tide. The tour guide gave an interesting talk on the history of Brookgreen Gardens. Great little zoo, amazing sculptures on the grounds...but couldn’t see everything in one trip —the tickets are good for a week, though so it’s easy to go back.
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NJPion
Waldorf
"Everyone must go! Beautiful! Kids areas as well! Animals too!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2019 NEW
For $18.00 per adult you can go for 7 days. We went for 3 days and probably covered most of it. It was to hot for us to do longer then we did. We did hop the free shuttle to different areas that helped a lot! There are a lot of restrooms and if you are so hot you can dodge into a display along the way that is air conditioned, a gift shop, or a restaurant along your way. I also saw snack shops. There is a small zoo to view some animals and birds. The butterfly house is nice as well. We were so impressed we plan to come back! Thank you!
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kbashe68
Chester, South Carolina
"Beautiful Year Round"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 08, 2019 NEW
There is so much to see at the gardens at your own pace! Fun for young and alike. Inspiring and relaxing.
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KirkS140
Atlanta, Georgia
"Lovely place!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 06, 2019 NEW
This is a really great place to visit when you need some time away from the beach, or just want to enjoy a different part of the area. The statues and flowers are a delight, and the area is nice an quiet.
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Iwantitall2014
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
"Beautiful!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 04, 2019 NEW
What a beautiful place to spend a day or two of your time here on the Grand Strand! The sculpture gardens are spectacular and the zoo is wonderful, with native species. Where else can you get a weeks worth of visits for one price?
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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.