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“Relaxing”
Review of Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens
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Owner description: A beautiful 9,170-acre green park located 16 miles south of Myrtle Beach.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 9, 2012

If you want a truly relaxing experience, may I suggest a visit to Brookgreen Gargens. A relaxing stroll through the park with a few surprises along the way. Fountains and sculptures add to the beauty.

Thank diane m
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Visited the gardens with some friends last week and found it to be thoroughly delightful. It is definitely worth the trip. Plan on spending the good part of a day and wander the trails and gardens on your own to really get the feel of the place. I would suggest that you also go on the guided garden tour to get a better understanding of the history behind the place and the people.
We also took the optional boat tour (not really worth the extra $7.00 per person) that only lasted about half an hour. Not very informative and too costly.
I would not bother with the "Zoo", however, since it is just a rather tawdry collection of local wildlife. Habitats were in rather poor repair and could use some cleaning and updating.
We did not get a chance to visit the butterfly house since we ran out of time and steam.

Thank whitehorsetravellers
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

I could not write enough to explain how awesome this place is. Wildlife, exhibits, boat tours and more. TAKE THE TIME!!!

Thank PawleysIslandHeel
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Wow - went to see the Brookgreen gardens to use up some free time. Wasn't expecting much... not really into gardens usually! The sculptures by all American artists were great! The grounds - 9000 acres - used to be three plantations. There are still some rice paddy's. The trees are huge and beautiful. The grounds are kept up beautifully by 400 volunteers!!! Visited in early fall - can't wait to see it in Spring! As it is, many flowers were still in bloom - especially the ginger! Mmmm!
The small zoo was also unexpectedly fun! I don't like birds... but the aviary was filled with unusual creatures and lots of duckweed! The otters were very very active - maybe its mating season but they were hilarious! All in all a great day - spent a lot ore time there than expected!

Thank suntiger
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

If you like serenity and art, this is the place to go. The history, the gardens and the sculptures are all around for your enjoyment. They have a nice 40 min. boat ride and a shuttle to transport you around to the different sites. They also have 3 different restaurants you can get a bite to eat and the food is excellent! Make plans to stay all day because that how long it will be to take it all in and enjoy every minute.

Thank Zalarians
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