Brookgreen Gardens

      Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

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      352 reviews
      Apr 25, 2024
      Group size: 30 - 43
      Brookgreen Gardens
      Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

      • Email address verified
      352 reviews

      Apr 25, 2024
      Group size: 30 - 43

      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 horticulture.   Following the tour,  there is time to enjoy lunch on your own at either the full service Harvest Resturant (reservations recommended) or the casual dining choices of the Courtyard Cafe or Old Kitchen.  You won't want to miss the fabulous herb garden at the Old Kitchen!  Options after lunch are bountiful.  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 sculpture 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 for at least an hour.  

      Cancellation Policy

      Refunds are possible if the passenger or trip organizer is able to resell the trip.  

      Inclement Weather

      This is a rain or shine trip unless the weather is severe and Brookgreen Gardens cancels the trip.  Under that circumstance, the trip will be rescheduled.  


      There are 3 on site options for lunch:  Harvest Restaurant (reservations recommended by calling  843-235-6030) or casual dining of The Old Kitchen or Courtyard Cafe.  Box lunches can also be ordered if more that 20 are interested for $15.  The lunch includes choices of sandwich, a drink, chips and a homemade cookie.  Contact the trip organizer, Patty, if you are interested in a box lunch at 404-791-3166 or

      What’s included

      • Transportation
        Transportation on a luxury coach
      • Admission
        Garden admission
      • Guided tour
      • Snacks
        Snacks & water on the bus
      • Trip Host

      What’s not included

      • Creek Excursion
        2pm - Pontoon Boat tour - $10
      • Lunch
      • Driver Gratuity

      Available Packages

      Trip Price

      Available options

      Afternoon Creekside Narrated Boat Tour
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      This is an hour long narrated tour that interprets the history of the plantation life and harvesting of rice.  


      LowCountry Day Trip
      Day trip to Brookgreen Gardens

      8:00am - Depart from Porters Neck Country Club parking lot

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

      Approx. 10:15am- Arrive at Brookgreen Gardens and begin the day with a guided tour

      Following the tour, enjoy lunch on your own. 

      Spend the afternoon enjoying optional exploration and activities and browsing the wonderful Keepsakes Gift Shop.  

      2pm -Optional Creekside Excursion Pontoon Boat Tour

      3:45pm- Depart Brookgreen Gardens.   Enjoy a snack on the way home and BYOB your own afternoon wine or cocktail if you like.

      Your Organizer

      352 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!


      Super trip! Patty and her bus driver Donny are wonderful! Patty always gives us a great time with snacks on the way, water bottles throughout the day to keep us hydrated. The homes, gardens and historic sites we saw were well worth it. A great day trip. Be sure to see Beaufort, NC.
      By Alice T for Old Homes Tour and More on Jul 04, 2024
      We had a great time! Donny was the best bus driver and Patty was an awesome event organizer! Hope to go on another fabulous bus trip soon!
      By Diana P for Old Homes Tour and More on Jul 01, 2024
      Patty always runs a first class trip. Luxury coach, snack and water; rest area stops on longer trips. Patty provides tons of information in advance on the trip itself and area. Always enjoy her trips!
      By Susan S for Old Homes Tour and More on Jun 30, 2024
      We had a wonderful time. Met some great people from other communities and enjoyed the bus ride, as well as the accommodations, tours and eateries. Patty is a great host with lots of helpful advice, attention to our needs, and tips for travel. We look forward to another trip with Patty in the future!! Deb & Mark Delekto
      By Debra D for Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly on Jun 19, 2024
      We had a great time. This is my 6th trip with Patty. Another great job!
      By Elaine D for Lion King The Musical on Jun 17, 2024
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