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.

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
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"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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Maureen E
Charlotte, North Carolina
"Great gem in Myrtle Beach!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2020 NEW
We have been going to MB for years and just discovered this gem! Wide open beautiful space!! The children's garden is especially beautiful. Would love to go back when it is lit up at night. Highly recommend!
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M86R
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
"Southern light event "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 01, 2020 NEW
Brookgreen Garden is the most beautiful and magical place in Myrtle Beach. Must stop. We had wonderful time. It took us about 1 h too see all the light. I will definitely be back.
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giotravel
denver
"Glorious Gardens"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2020 NEW
Truly a gem for anyone to experience. The layout was beautiful, full of twists and surprises around every corner. The gardens provide a sensory experience for all of the senses, sight, sound, in particular. Everywhere you look you will experience amazing color, shapes, light and shadows to keep the mind and soul engaged. Movement of birds and dragonflies- in great abundance- offers a plethora of a living museum to appreciate and remain in awe of for days to come. The statues come alive, if you take your time to imagine how they came into creation. You may use your imagination to take a step back from the hum drum of daily life to visualize the act of creation and the life that remains in the creation long after the artist sets town his/her tools. What a glorious way to spend a day...or a week, as the ticket price allows several days of visits. We will return! Jo Anne and Giovanni
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robynchaky
Summerfield, Florida
"Beautiful "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2020 NEW
Beautiful gardens. Lots and lots of walking. The sculptures are beautiful. There is also a little zoo.
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line10
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
"Beautiful place to visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2020 NEW
The Brookgreen Gardens is a wonderful place to visit. The tickets are good for several days so you don't feel pressured to see everything in one visit. That is a good thing as the sculpture exits are extensive as are the gardens. Additionally there is a zoo with plenty to see. Great place, friendly staff. Food and beverages available in multiple locations.
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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.