Sunday, May 4, 2014

Brookgreen Gardens

Located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina (south of Myrtle Beach), Brookgreen Gardens is listed in the 2013 Trip Advisor list of Top Ten Public Gardens in the United States.  It's easy to see why.  The 9,100 acre property is simply spectacular!  There are several themed gardens, including the Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington Sculpture Garden.  It was designed in 1931, in the shape of a butterfly, and houses many of the works of Anna Hyatt Huntington.  These include the Goddess Diana Hunting, and Fighting Stallions.

Other gardens include the Diana garden with 300 year old oak trees, the Dorothy P. Peace Garden for Children, the Fountains of the Muses garden, and the Labyrinth.

Also located on the property, are the Low Country Zoo and the Low Country Center.  Tours are available to go to the recent archaeological discoveries of the foundations of several buildings which were part of the original Oaks Plantation.  (The entire 9,100 acres were once part of four rice plantations.)




The gardens are open daily from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission for adults is $14.00.  Admission for children is $7.00.

14 comments:

  1. That's cool it has so much to offer.

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  2. Wow - that is spectacular. Definitely a full day of beauty to delight the eyes.

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  3. I've been to a winery near there. Next time we go, we'll have to go see the gardens.

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  4. i've never been there. was in SC last weekend

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    1. Too bad you didn't know about this place when you were there.

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    1. I think the pig is cute, too. No, they're not all mine.

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  6. Hi, finally made it here.
    These gardens look awesome!
    So pretty.

    M : )

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  7. wow, they are gorgeous. I love those mossy trees.

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    1. The moss is pretty to look at, but it's not good for the trees!

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