Michael and I have driven by Brookgreen Gardens dozens of times but we were always rushing to or from somewhere. Well I finally made it. It was beautiful!
I visited just after a hard freeze so there wasn't much in bloom but it was stunning all the same.
The garden was founded in 1931 by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. Anna was a sculptor, there are many of her sculptures featured throughout the gardens. With over 1400 individual sculptures you can spend several days exploring.
All the sculptures have one thing in common. They are all figurative.
The Garden sits on over 9000 in South Carolina's low country.
This was my favorite!
The Garden was made up from several adjacent rice plantations.
In addition to the garden there is also a zoo.
In one of the galleries (there are 4 or 5) was a show that included this painting that looks just like Glenwood Canyon.
Then we went to the aquarium. I was impressed.
You walk through a tunnel of glass so are surrounded by water and fish. Very nice.
Then on the way out of town I had to stop to shoot this photo.
Quintessential Myrtle Beach!