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.


Reserve Myrtle Beach 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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LauraP10363
Fort Mill, South Carolina
"Pleasantly surprised and well worth the visit!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 13, 2019 NEW
My husband and I spent a few hours with a tour guide and then enjoyed strolling the beautiful setting and relaxing paths through the park, with its artistic integration of poetry and the sculptures within the gardens. There was a surprisingly extensive collection of sculptures for viewing collectively in the two interior buldings. I purchased beautiful handmade pottery for Christmas gifts at the gift shop, an added perk.
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Resort692971
"Christmas Lights 2018 sights and sounds"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
My wife and I have talked about going for three years. Made it there on a balmy Friday night (50 degrees) and was greeted with open arms from the gate keeper to the service booth. The lights were beautiful on all the trees and paths. The Paul Grimshaw Band was playing all the seasonal favorites to a tee. We highly suggest this to all and will be back next year.
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Sandra H
Renovo, United States
"beautiful daffodils very great day - sunshine gorgeous area"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
Best kept secret of Murrells Inlet is Brookgreen Gardens - visit and fall in love with the area. The grounds and trees are magnificent.
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418robinh
Spartanburg, South Carolina
"Return Trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 10, 2019 NEW
We’ve visited here many time before but it’s been a long time ago. The weather obliged and we took advantage. Walked and walked and then some. Wonderful time. Took lunch at new restaurant there. Don’t let admission turn you away.
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dhcsmc321
Lenoir City, Tennessee
"Magnificent at Christmas!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 10, 2019 NEW
My wife and I love Christmas lights and have traveled throughout the Southeast to look at them. This one is one of the best, if not the best, that we have seen. It is a massive display. Trees are beautiful. Luminaries floating on the water, the most magnificently large tree that we have ever seen. All is seen by walking. There are a few steps, but not many. The night we were there it was very crowded and parking was handled flawlessly. There is entertainment. If you like lights you definitely want to visit during the Christmas light display. Awesome.
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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.