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“Wonderful day trip for family”
Review of Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 May 9, 2013

We spent the whole day and there was simple not enough time to enjoy everything the gardens have to offer. The Butterfly exhibit was a hit with the young children. A great off beach option.

Thank jjeremys
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

On first read of the description of the Gardens, I was tentative because I felt I had no affinity for sculptures. My husband and I love gardens, history, birds and animals and were intrigued by the description of the pontoon low country creek tour. The entrance fee was 14.00 per person. We walked most of the gardens and visited one sculpture center where we were invited to watch a short video describing the sculpture process. The video was informative and helped us to appreciate the sculptures. We took the creek tour (7.00 ea.) and saw the largest alligator ever! We enjoyed the serene ride and the tour guides history lessons. We ate at the café at the low country. I would suggest you might want to pack your own eats. We spent a total of 4-5 hours and still had more left to see. The staff was pleasant and helpful.
Definitely worth the time and effort. You may be as pleasantly surprised as we were.

Thank MissMildred
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We are so happy we learned about these gardens while we were in Myrtle Beach. The combination of three old plantations, these gardens are gorgeous. We knew as we drove through the entry under the lovely oaks that we were in for a treat. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed the short ten minute film introduction, then relished our walks around the formal gardens and through the other grounds. The remarkable sculptures found throughout the gardens were a bonus. We didn't make it to the zoo, but the well-priced admission ticket is good for several days, so one can return for another visit or two.

Thank APBowen
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

My husband and I went only because it was cloudy and cool so the beach was out of the question. Wow! We were very pleasantly surprised. Both of us remarked that we weren't really into the sculptures, but found that we loved it. The map of the grounds make the sculpture garden look as if it could take you days to cover. We saw most of the sculptures in about an hour and a half at a leisurely pace. The "zoo" was ok. However, we stumbled upon an employee that was feeding some of the animals and she provided lots of valuable teachings. We thoroughly enjoyed the butterfly exhibit (an extra $3/person). However, it the weather is cool and cloudy, don't expect them to be very active. A must-do on your next trip!

Thank lkbaker
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This was my second visit to Brookgreen Gardens. It is a fantastically beautiful location on what was a former farm where rice was grown. This location is maliciously maintained with indigenous plants and flowers. The spring blossoms were showing their faces. The sculptures are beautifully arranges throughout the location. The food is great too especially the she crab soup.

Thank WalshHome
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