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Sculpture Garden

A Myrtle Beach vacation is not complete without a visit to Brookgreen Gardens - the area's most beautiful National Historic Landmark. Brookgreen Gardens was founded by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1931 with the purpose of preserving the area’s environment, including: flowers, plants and wildlife. The garden features The Lowcountry Zoo with butterfly houses, bald eagles, and foxes just to name a few. The garden includes a Labyrinth and native flora. In addition to these breathtaking areas of Brookgreen Gardens, the garden also has over 1,000 sculptures placed throughout the gardens.

The sculpture component of Brookgreen Gardens came about to honor Anna Hyatt Huntington's own work as a sculptor. Most of Brookgreen Gardens pieces are figurative sculptures much like those that Huntington created. Currently, Brookgreen Gardens has well over 1,200 sculptures by an excess of 300 artists.

If you are a sculptor planning a Myrtle Beach vacation, visit Brookgreen Gardens website to inquire about participating in a sculpture workshop. Sculpture workshops are offered throughout the year. The program is intended to allow people to learn while being surrounded by Brookgreen Gardens inspiring beauty. Workshop students learn from nationally recognized professional sculptors. The workshops vary in subject matter from design and composition to relief modeling and casting.

Admission to Brookgreen Gardens costs $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for children ages 4-6 and free for children 3 and under. Traveling with a large group? Brookgreen Gardens offers discounted prices to groups of 15 or more. Regular garden admission entitles guests to wander through all of the gardens special exhibits by world renowned artists.

Brookgreen Gardens is much more than a garden. Restaurants and shops make visiting this attraction an all-day event. The Pavilion Restaurant is open daily for lunch and serves soups, salads, sandwiches and delicious desserts. Another restaurant nestled within the gardens is the Old Kitchen. The Old Kitchen serves lighter fare similar to that of The Pavilion Restaurant. Drinks, deli-wraps and soups are all served at this beautiful restaurant. Brookgreen Gardens Courtyard Café is another restaurant offering guests snacks, deli sandwiches, and beer and wine.

Visit www.brookgreen.org today to learn more about this Myrtle Beach attraction.