Friday Postcards from Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina


Last weekend the boys and I trekked down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to review the Crown Reef Resort. I hadn’t been to Myrtle Beach since I was about 8 years old and didn’t have a clue what to do while we were there. It would be too cold to play at the beach, although my boys definitely tried to jump in the ocean more than once. I needed to get the kids outside since it wasn’t raining. We’d been stuck in the house for far too long this winter.

A few friends suggested Brookgreen Gardens, about 20 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, and I’m so glad they did. This garden incorporated a sculpture park, zoo and tiny play land– everything the boys and I would need to enjoy a day together. I “dragged” them through the sculpture garden first as we went on a treasure hunt for different statues before we ended at the zoo. Here’s just a peek at the beautiful works that are snuggled into the garden… truly my favorite part of our entire weekend.



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  • Jill

    Love this place and love your photos! If you ever get a chance, get to Brookgreen at Christmas. It is truly one of the most magical, and elegant, Christmas displays around. There is an incredibly long line to get in but so worth it.( I saw license plates from all over the Eastern half of the US) There are floating lights in the ponds, food and drinks available, music of all kinds playing and they drape all the Spanish Moss with white twinkly lights. The Avenue of the Oaks is simply breathtaking. And a tip a friend gave me is go before dark so you can see twilight and the light changing to dark. Beautiful.

  • Mary {The World Is A Book}

    What a beautiful place! I love all those sculptures especially the mother and child. Looks like a great spot to let the kids relax.

  • eileen @ FamiliesGo!

    Neat! I find sculptures easier than other art when it comes to engaging kids. the 3D aspect of it helps kids to relate and you can talk about facial expressions, how the person in the sculpture feels, what he/she is doing, what the story is around it, etc.

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