22 August 2015

Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens, SC  
I often feature sculpture pieces so walking through Brookgreen Gardens sculpture garden is an exhilarating afternoon for me!  Brookgreen is just under two hours up the coast from Charleston and Pawley's Island Hammock Shops a perfect lunch spot before hitting the garden. The entry fee is good for a week which would be perfect if you were staying in the area since I never get to see the entire place.

Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve, located just south of Murrells Inlet, in South Carolina. The 9,100-acre (37 km2) property includes several themed gardens with American figurative sculptures placed in them, the Lowcountry Zoo, and trails through several ecosystems in nature reserves on the property. It was founded by Archer Milton Huntington, stepson of railroad magnate Collis Potter Huntington, and his wife Anna Hyatt Huntington to feature sculptures by Anna and her sister Harriet Hyatt along with other American sculptors. Brookgreen Gardens was opened in 1932, and is built on four former rice plantations, taking its name from the former Brookgreen Plantation.[3]