Brookgreen Gardens

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  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Paved


10.0 miles


Round Trip


Paved, Natural, Boardwalk

Difficulty: Easy

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  • Parking
  • Information Sign
  • Visitor Center
  • Restrooms
  • Point of Interest
  • Scenic Observation
  • Picnic Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Fee
  • No Camping


Everyday, Brookgreen offers a selection of tours, programs, and exhibits for all ages. You may stroll through the gardens on a guided tour or explore these beautiful spaces on your own.

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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.

Winner of the South Carolina Heritage Tourism Award, the Lowcountry Trail consists of a beautiful boardwalk that crosses the hillside overlooking Mainfield, a restored rice field of the former Brookgreen Plantation. For enslaved Africans on Brookgreen Plantation, this hill was a bridge between the world of daily work and the familiarity of life in the slave village beyond the crest of the hill. The rhythms of life - planting, growing, harvesting, threshing - changed seasonally for everyone on the rice plantation.

Brookgreen Gardens is the floral jewel of South Carolina's coastal community. Located south of Myrtle Beach, the 9,100-acre property is a testament to the natural landscapes that surrounded this site.

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily (Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.)

Closed Christmas Day.

Camping: Huntington Beach State Park provides camping. Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at to make your reservations today!


Brookgreen Gardens is located between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, South Carolina, off US Highway 17 Bypass, across from Huntington Beach State Park.

1931 Brookgreen Drive | Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

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Brookgreen Gardens | P.O. Box 3368, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 | (843) 235-6000 | Email

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