Brookgreen Gardens

      Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

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      188 reviews
      May 18, 2023
      Group size: 30 - 32
      Brookgreen Gardens
      Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

      • Facebook verified
      188 reviews

      May 18, 2023
      Group size: 30 - 32

      About this trip

      This day trip offers an enjoyable day for garden lovers, art lovers, history lovers and even those who love nature and wildlife.  Brookgreen Gardens is America’s first public sculpture garden,  established by wealthy Industrialist, Archer Huntington and his acclaimed sculptor wife, Anna Hyatt Huntington.  Located on the site of former rice plantations, Brookgreen melds the sculpture with a premier garden, a highly accredited zoo of native wildlife and a National Historic Landmark.  The day begins with a guided tour with narrative about the history, the sculpture and the flora and fauna.  Following the tour, we enjoy a box lunch before allowing time in the afternoon for further exploration.  Visit the zoo for an education about native animals such as Bald Eagles, River Otters, Owls and Egrets.  Enjoy the daily  "Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience".   Become moved by the stories of the enslaved people who worked the rice plantations along the LowCountry Audio Tour Trail. Cruise the rice field creeks in a pontoon boat tour for interpretation of the plantation life and perhaps sightings of wildlife OR simply return to the sculpture garden for more in depth viewing of the art and blooms.  There is so much to see and enjoy during this day trip!  Don't forget your camera!  

      Activity Level

      This trip is best suited for people comfortable with walking and standing on flat surfaces.  

      What’s included

      • Transportation
        Transportation on a luxury coach
      • Admission
        Garden admission
      • Guided tour
      • Lunch
        Choice of wrap sandwich and chips, cookie and water
      • Snacks
        Snacks & water on the bus
      • Guide service
        Guide service and trip coordination by Patty
      • Creek Excursion
        Pontoon Boat tour - $10

      Available options


      LowCountry Day Trip
      Day trip to Brookgreen Gardens

      8:00am - Depart from Porters Neck Walmart parking lot

      8:30am - Depart from Harris Teeter Leland parking lot

      Approx. 10:30am - Arrive Brookgreen Gardens and begin the day with a guided tour

      Following the tour, we enjoy a box lunch. 

      Spend the afternoon enjoying optional exploration and activities

      4:00pm- Depart Brookgreen Gardens for Leland and Wilmington.  Enjoy a snack on the way home and BYOB your own afternoon wine or cocktail if you like.

      Your Organizer

      188 reviews
      I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!


      My guest and I really enjoyed the play and the DPAC BMW President’s Club .It was great to stop at Southpoint and get to see some football at Firebirds and have a drink and talk to 2 other women on the trip from the bus . Patty does a fantastic , very organized job !
      By Gail M for Theater Day Trip to "Come From Away" on 01 Feb, 2023
      It was a wonderful experience. Everything went well. The play was wonderful and full of laughs.
      By Juliet F for Theater Day Trip to "Come From Away" on 30 Jan, 2023
      Fun day. Time was well planned, snacks were fine, bus was comfortable (including charging outlets), and the show was fantastic. I was a little surprised to see that the ticket cost was less than half of the entire price.
      By Karen E for Theater Day Trip to "Come From Away" on 30 Jan, 2023
      Thank you Karen for your comments. I am glad that you enjoyed the day. I was pleased with the ticket price myself. Otherwise, the trip would have been much more expensive after you add transportation, snacks and my fee for coordinating the trip. Other theater trips will be offered and I hope the ticket value will be as good!
      By Patty on 30 Jan, 2023
      Thanks Patty for another wonderful trip. Everything was perfect. Can’t wait for the next adventure!!
      By Marie D for Theater Day Trip to "Come From Away" on 30 Jan, 2023
      The show “Come from Away” was wonderful. The bus trip was comfortable, but it would have been nice to have a second exit near the rear of the bus for ease of those in the back. Snacks and water on the bus was a perk. I realize it wasn’t a shopping trip, but a few more minutes at the mall would’ve been great.
      By Jane H for Theater Day Trip to "Come From Away" on 30 Jan, 2023
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