Since the early 1930’s, Brookgreen Gardens has been a destination stop for all those who appreciate southern history, handsome sculptures, and beautiful gardens. It was #1 on my to-visit-list here in SC.
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit with two friends who have been visiting the gardens for over ten years.
We took a docent tour which was a wonderful way to hear about the early beginnings of the gardens, and then we walked around ourselves because these ladies definitely know their way around.
I could post enough photos to either cause your blood pressure to rise or put you to sleep, but I’m going to show you the top three amazing things I saw – Anna Hyatt Huntington and other well-known artist’s sculptures in water features, beautiful blooming Camelias, and their handsome Oaks with dripping moss.
Did I see it all in one day? No way. The gardens cover 9,100 acres, and there are over 1,400 sculptures by 350 artists. 🙂
We spent a few hours there and then had a delicious lunch in the restaurant. Today we are hoping to check out the low country area and the zoo.
Besides the beauty of these vast gardens, what is the one thing that impressed me the most? By far, this is what I carried away with me.
I would add my name to all those other bloggers who highly recommend having Brookgreen Gardens on your to-visit-list when you get near SC. You will be amazed by the love story, history and forethought they had to establish these beautiful gardens and provide an opportunity for everyone to experience this magnificent place.
Fan of our National Park System? You’ll love Brookgreen Gardens. 🙂