Gardens

Gardens

Archer Huntington and sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington purchased Brookgreen and three adjacent plantations in January of 1930 as a site for their winter home and as a location for Mrs. Huntington’s sculpture.  In 1931, Brookgreen Gardens was founded as a non-profit garden museum.  Mr. and Mrs. Huntington sought to preserve the native flora and fauna of the low-country and display objects of art within that natural setting.  Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark with the largest collection of American figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting in the world.  Brookgreen has the only zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of the Carolinas.


Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Garden Drive
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576
843-235-6000