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Brookgreen Gardens

1931 Brookgreen Drive
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Phone: 843-235-6000
TTY: 800 849 1931

Statement of Purpose:

A national historic landmark exhibiting and preserving flora and fauna of the region and American realistic sculptures.

Brookgreen Gardens was the first public sculpture garden in America. It was founded by sculptor, Anna Hyatt Huntington and her husband Archer in 1931. The Huntingtons purchased four former rice plantations which comprise over 9,000 acres of unspoiled land. The property is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Waccamaw River on the coast of South Carolina 20 minutes South of Myrtle Beach. Brookgreen is home to over 500 sculptures by the greatest American artists in the world. It is also home to 2,000 species of native plants and a wildlife refuge. It is accredited by the American Association of Museums and the American Zoological and Aquarium Association. It is also a National Historic Landmark.

Brookgreen Gardens own the largest collection of American figurative sculpture in the United States. Artists such as, Paul Manship, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Gutzon Borglum, and Glenna Goodacre are represented in the collection of over 500 pieces.


Over 500 sculptures displayed in a beatiful botanical garden.

Hours & Admission

Open every day of the year except Christmas Day-9:30 am until 5:00pm.

Special evening hours during the summer months.

A seven day pass is $12.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 6 to 12. Free for children 5 and under. Group rates are available. Brookgreen members receive free admission

US Hwy 17 South, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, SC. Twenty miles south of Myrtle Beach, SC and 75 miles north of Charleston, SC


A beautiful place

where art and nature meet.


Fountain of the Muses.

Brookgreen Garden.

Key Personnel:

Lawrence Henry, President.

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