Brookgreen Gardens is a beautiful attraction on the south end of Myrtle Beach, perfect for a family afternoon or evening out. From the many gardens to the row of live oaks at the entrance, Brookgreen is like a Lowcountry fairytale escape. Perusing Brookgreen Gardens is an excellent activity to participate in while maintaining social distancing.
Brookgreen is open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. General admission is $18 for adults and $10 for children 4-12. When you purchase a general admission ticket, it is valid for 7 consecutive days.
There is so much to explore when you come to Brookgreen Gardens. You can get lost in their acres of botanical gardens, local blooms, and art. While you’re there, there are a few spots you’ll want to make sure to stop by and see.
At the Lowcountry Zoo, you’ll get to see native animals like owls, alligators, red foxes, and many different species of birds. Visiting the Lowcountry Zoo within Brookgreen Gardens is included in your admission! Just outside the zoo is a perfect spot to picnic and admire mother nature.
While you will see tons of sculpture all throughout the botanical gardens and exhibits at Brookgreen Gardens, you’ll want to make sure you step into the Bleifeld Gallery. The gallery includes 16 contemporary and historical pieces created by regional artists. Entry into the Bleifeld Gallery is included with the price of admission.
Brookgreen often hosts multiple special exhibits throughout the year but there are two that are a must-see!
Night of a Thousand Candles is a highly anticipated event and exhibit that happens annually. It’s the perfect winter attraction that tourists come from far and wide to see. The evening becomes magical when Brookgreen Gardens is all lit up in thousands of lights and candles. When you purchase a ticket into this event you’ll enjoy live holiday music, ever garden covered in twinkling lights, hot beverages, and so much more! Night of a Thousand Candles runs every weekend evening in December. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance as this event usually sells out.
Artist Bruce Munro transforms the summer evenings at Brookgreen Gardens with his larger than life light sculptures. This is the perfect laid back evening for couples and families. Peruse the gardens as you gaze a tens of thousands of lights that make up the installations at this summer exhibit. The exhibit takes place from May – September, Wednesday through Saturday from 8-11 PM.