If you’ve never been to Brookgreen Gardens, find time in your schedule to go. It’s a lovely day outdoors, but off the beach.
In it, you’ll find a landscape to take your breath away, inspiring sculpture and fountains, a zoo, boat ride, and so much more. There are classes, events, and even a restaurant! If you’d prefer, there are picnic tables at which you can enjoy food you brought along for the day.
Located in Murrells Inlet, just across highway 17 from the Huntington State Park, it’s open year-round. Admission is $16 for ages 13-64, $14 for seniors 65 and old, $8 for children 4-12, and free for little ones three and under. Groupon has huge discounts, however. I just got one that was $35 for four admissions!
Our family has visited many times and I keep telling myself I want an annual membership. When I go, I get lost. Not literally like I can’t find my way. I mean I’m completely enveloped in my surroundings and I lose track of time. I dream of a day when I’ll drop the kids off at school and head south with only a notebook and pencil. I feel like I could plant myself on a bench and get some really good writing done.
My children love the zoo. While we hate playing favorites, the otters win every time. They’re animated and entertaining! I love the bald eagle. She’s beautiful.
You’ll leave there refreshed and both exhilarated and peaceful at the same time. We love Brookgreen Gardens and know you will too.
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