If you missed Bruce Munro’s Southern Lights exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens this summer, you’re going to want to make sure you catch Autumn Nights in the Field of Light!
Enjoy an outdoor Lowcountry buffet supper with a choice of She Crab or Vegetable Soup; Frogmore Stew; Steamed Oysters; Green Beans; Cole Slaw; and Roll. Iced Tea is included with the meal. A cash bar for beer and wine is also available.
After your meal, stroll through Munro’s beautiful Field of Light exhibit.
Tickets are $45 for Brookgreen members and $50 for non-members. A VIP package is available for $200, which includes two tickets, dinner for two with reserved seating, two glasses of wine, premier parking and a copy of Munro’s book “Light.”
The event runs Fridays and Saturdays through October. Ticket sales end Fridays at noon.
Location:Brookgreen Gardens 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Registered as a National Historic Landmark, Brookgreen Gardens is a wonder of native flora, fauna, and American sculpture. Considered by many to be the jewel of the Grand Strand, Brookgreen Gardens has been delighting visitors since its creation in 1931 by Anne and Archer Huntington.
Located off Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet, the entrance is conveniently marked by the larger-than-life sculpture Fighting Stallions by founder Anna Hyatt Huntington. Among the nine-thousand lush acres of South Carolina history and Lowcountry, landscapes you will find the most significant collection of outdoor figurative sculpture by American artists in the world. At Brookgreen Gardens you will learn about the rice plantations of the 1800s and the Gullah culture of the enslaved Africans who worked them.
Guests are able to see animals in scenic enclosures that respect the animals and the surrounding environment at the Lowcountry Zoo and Native Animal Habitat. The little ones will love the Butterfly House and the Peace Garden Room for Children along with the fountains, reflecting pools, and hidden pathways.
There are plenty of open, green spaces to walk or lay back and watch the clouds go by at Brookgreen Gardens. Picnics are allowed in designated areas. Guests can explore all Brookgreen Gardens has to offer on foot, by boat tour or by the Trekker tour vehicle. In addition to the natural and artistic beauty, Brookgreen Garden hosts a variety of holiday and cultural events. Be sure to attend the Harvest Home Weekend in October, Nights of a Thousand Candles in December, and check their website for special summer events.
In 2020, Brookgreen Gardens presents a new exhibit from internationally known artist Bruce Munro. This work of art features large-scale light sculptures with seven works of art in light and mixed media, each designed specifically for the natural garden rooms.
Admission to Brookgreen Gardens is good for seven consecutive days, adults: $18, young adult and senior citizens: $16, children 4-12: $10, children under 3 are free. Open every day but Christmas, Brookgreen Gardens is open from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm with extended hours in the summer and for special events.