Brookgreen Gardens

      Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

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

      Patty
      • Email address verified
      352 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

      What’s not included

      • Creek Excursion
        Pontoon Boat tour - $10

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $96

      Available options

      Afternoon Creekside Narrated Boat Tour
      $10

      This is an hour long narrated tour that interprets the history of the plantation life and harvesting of rice.  

      Itinerary

      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.



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      Patty
      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!

      Reviews

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      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
      DD
      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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