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“Manicured gardens, breathtaking statuary”
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 older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The fighting stallions at the entrance are a dramatic prelude to what you will see as you meander through the gardens. There is a children's garden, smaller and less formal than others but fun and frolicsome. There is also an area where animals of the sort are kept that are exemplary of what might have been found in the plantation days. Also a delightful otter exhibit, and some exhibits with eagles, hawks, owls and such that were too badly injured to be rehabbed to the wild. Sad, but educational examples of why it is important to respect and understand these creatures.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Plan to spend atleast 3 hours for the tour and boat excursion.Boat tour was very educational.My group was mostly seniors and did not walk very fast. even thou some were being pushed.

Thank Betty W
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Historical and lovely gardens. Sculptures are amazing. Great place for kids to learn about art. The "discovery" room for kids is small, and no strollers allowed, so I wasn't able to use this room as my 5 month old was falling asleep and taking him out would mean I would wake him and be unable to help my 4 and 3 year olds in this room. That was a bummer. But the Children's Garden was a blast. As were the detective books and the zoo. At 1pm (ish) the animals were fed a snack and we got a tour of the zoo. We loved it.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

My husband and I went on a lovely fall weekend. Had heard about the gardens and sculptures but our first trip even after living here 4 years. The price is $14.00 and save your ticket because you can return within six days. You can't possibly see everything in one visit. We started with the walking 2 hour tour to get an overview and I recommend. So much to appreciate and such gorgeous grounds. We came back a second day and took one of the Treker tours to the old rice fields and next time will take the boat tour.

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Helen B, Vice-President at Brookgreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and are especially happy to hear you used the seven day admission ticket for return visits.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is a sculpure garden in the truest sense with over 1400 sculptures in gardens designed to enhance your art and nature experience. The property covers a massive area and you really can not enjoy it all in one visit. If you are staying in the area you should know that your entry pass allows you to visit for 7 consecutive days which allows you to take part in a variety of activities at your convenience without having to try and exhaust yourself trying to see as much as possible in one day. The gardens were created by Arthur and Anna (Hyatt) Huntington and were established on the sites of 4 early South Carolina rice plantations covering about 6,000 acres. The sculptures feature predominantly American artists and range in size from small to huge and of almost any topic that could be sculpted. In addition to vast areas of sculpture gardens there are boat excursions, back-road excursions visiting old plantation home sites, a zoo and a butterfly house, and several indoor galleries. It is a lovely place to take children as there are very few restrictions on their ability to move around and look at things. I recently moved to South Carolina and on my first visit to Brookgreen Gardens I immediately became a member and have been back several times to enjoy all the ongoing activities and special events.

Thank WhichWay?
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Helen B, Vice-President at Brookgreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

We are thrilled when visitors become members! Thanks for the wonderful review and for your support as a new member.

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