Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Brookgreen Gardens

Paul and I spend an afternoon walking about the Brookgreen Gardens enjoying the flowers and sculptures.

In 1931, Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington founded Brookgreen Gardens, a non-profit garden museum, to preserve the native flora and fauna and display objects of art within that natural setting. Today, Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark with the most significant collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world and has the only zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of the Carolinas.

It was difficult to capture the true beauty of the gardens in our photos but I will share a few favourite moments.

Some of the spring garden flowers.

Tulips and summer snowdrops

Magnolia Trees (white, pink and yellow)

Violas and a butterfly

Icelandic Poppies
Oak Garden (our favourite area)

My favourite statues of the gardens

Joy of Motherhood
Flute Girl
Boy with Lamb (sundial)

Statue Hall


  1. wow, what a special place to be...

  2. I love that garden and your photos. It would be so easy to spend the day there, taking in all the sculptures and the plant life. Can't wait to get some colour in my garden.

  3. I agree. It's a beautiful garden and your photos superb.