Brookgreen Gardens was recommended by our hotel's front desk clerk and it was one the highlights of our trip to S.C. The week we visited it was extremely hot and humid, so we were relieved to learn that our tickets were good for seven days. On our first visit we took a guided tour of the "Butterfly" sculpture garden. Our guide gave us an abbreviated tour that lasted about forty-five minutes because of the weather and the smallness of our group. Despite the brevity of the tour, we learned about the history of property from its days as a plantation; it's renovation by Archer and Anna Huntington into a sculptural garden, and some background into Huntington's legacy to the public. After the tour we had lunch at the Pavilion Restaurant, which was both reasonably priced and delicious. A few days later we took advantage of the week long pass and returned to visit the zoo and had lunch at the restaurant.