Brookgreen Gardens

      Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

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      256 reviews
      May 22, 2023
      Group size: 30 - 34
      Brookgreen Gardens
      Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

      • Facebook verified
      256 reviews

      May 22, 2023
      Group size: 30 - 34

      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

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      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

      9am - Depart from Novant Hospital Campus in Bolivia

      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.   Enjoy a snack on the way home and BYOB your own afternoon wine or cocktail if you like.

      Your Organizer

      256 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!


      PATTY is just "AMAZING"! She orchestrates the best trips ever! Always great venues, SUPERIOR BUS SERVICE, thinks of the smallest details to meet everyone's comfort, yummy and healthy snacks, SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE of the event, timely, organized, friendly, yet maintains her composure and professionalism. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
      By Kathryn E for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 05, 2023
      Once again Patty you did not disappoint. The show was amazing. The restaurant was wonderful; orders were correct and everyone’s food came out together. And of course, Donny did a great job getting us there and back safely.
      By Marie D for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 04, 2023
      We had a great time. Patty always sets up the perfect trips
      By Ellen L for Night of A Thousand Candles on Dec 03, 2023
      We had a great time. Patty did a wonderful job with all the arrangements Would recommend traveling with Patty.
      By David C for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 01, 2023
      It was very exciting for me, never went in a bus before. So accommodating and it felt like family. The food was yummy and I can’t wait to go on my next trip
      By Laureen W for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 01, 2023
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