One of the many reasons people choose to live and vacation in the Pawleys Island area of South Carolina includes the close proximity to Brookgreen Gardens, where there is always something interesting going on!
One of the many Brookgreen events happening right now is Silent Cities:
January 1 – February 28, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 12 noon and 2:30 p.m.
Ride on the Trekker down back roads and explore cemeteries, the Silent Cities at Brookgreen. Walk through former slaves and plantation owner graveyards and hear about the historical burial customs of European and African origin. Tickets are $15 in addition to garden admission for this two-hour excursion and must be purchased at Keepsakes at least 10 minutes prior to departure time. Reservations are suggested; please call (843) 235-6042. Visitors who purchase tickets for this excursion will receive a discount coupon for same-day purchases at Keepsakes.
Also happening right now is The Oaks Plantation History and Nature Trail
January 2 – March 1, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
Through interpretive panels along this walking trail learn about the history of The Oaks Plantation and see archaeological sites that include the footprints of the plantation owner’s house, kitchen the overseer’s house, and the enslaved African village. Transportation to The Oaks Plantation History and Nature Trail is only by mini-bus which departs on the hour from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Tickets are $3 per person and must be purchased at Keepsakes at least 10 minutes prior to departure time. Visitors who purchase tickets for this excursion will receive a discount coupon for same-day purchases at Keepsakes.
For more Brookgreen Gardens Events, visit their website: BROOKGREEN GARDENS CALENDAR
“In 1931, Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, founded Brookgreen Gardens, a non-profit 501(c) (3) garden museum, to preserve the native flora and fauna and display objects of art within that natural setting. Today, Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark with the most significant collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world and has the only zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of the Carolinas. Located south of Myrtle Beach, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island the gardens are open to the public daily and admission is good for seven days.”