Set on a 300-acre parcel in the heart of a 9,100-acre preserve along the South Carolina coast, Brookgreen Gardens is a beautiful sculpture garden with a wildlife sanctuary, creek excursions, back road tours and seasonal events. Comprised of four former rice plantations, Brookgreen was the first public sculpture garden built in the U.S. The garden was opened to the public in 1931 by its founders Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. Mrs. Huntington's works are featured along with other prominent American sculptors.
There's so much to explore! From pontoon boat cruises and overland excursions on the Trekker to engaging animal programs and a butterfly house - there is always something new and exciting at Brookgreen Gardens. This National Historic Landmark is home to the only accredited zoo on the Carolina's coast and the most significant figurative sculpture collections in the United States. Admission ticket is good for seven consecutive days.
Bruce Munro at Brookgreen: Southern Light
Premier Celebration Event - Saturday, April 4. (Tickets available online)
Regular exhibit evenings - April 8, 2020 - September 12, 2020
Wednesdays - Saturdays 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. (gates open at 6:00 p.m.)
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.
After his ?rst visit to Brookgreen, Munro said, “My site visit reinforced the notion of a garden being made up from a series of interconnected outside rooms. It also left me with an impression that the ‘garden rooms,’ populated by figurative sculptures, were surrounded by an untamed landscape. It’s a magical place with an edge of the unknown!”
Brookgreen is excited to welcome Bruce Munro and his art to our gardens. This will be the only chance to experience Bruce's incomparable installations in the Eastern United States in 2020. Bookmark this webpage to check back for additional information.