On our recent trip to South Carolina we spent hours at the lovely Brookgreen Gardens located at 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet. I had done a bit of internet research about things to do in the area and this place popped up time and time again. It was just a couple of miles down the road from our beachside condo so it was an easy trip and one that we thoroughly enjoyed.
This post will be long on images and short on words. I think sometimes the pictures need to do the talking and this is one of those times. I took well over 200 pictures that day so today I am choosing to highlight some of the wonderful blooms that graced the gardens.
So join me as we take a walk through some of the lovely gardens.
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I love the picture tour, thanks so much. Beautiful flowers always make me happy!
This is an amazing place. The garden is filled with sculptures as well which will be multiple future posts!
I’ve been there twice. The first time back in the early 70’s with my parents. There were a lot of sculptures there, if I recall correctly. Your flower shots are lovely.
There are hundreds and hundreds of sculptures. Do you sense a multiple posts coming? Well you would be correct! I needed some easy posts after all my stuff going on with the opening of my Little Free Library!
I loved and got a photo of a tiny dancer (in a walled-in garden I think). I also have a shot of Mark challenging a large lion. I’m doing this from memory. I’ll have to dig out the photos and see if I got the details right. I love that place.
It is gorgeous. Almost too much to see actually. I am sure we missed so much but there is always the next visit!
They are all beautiful and I could identify just about everything, except for the mottled green leaves with the purple ‘leaves’ going up. What is it, do you know?
Gosh, I am not sure what those are, Judy, and you know some of them did not have identification tags nearby so I was not able to figure them all out. Maybe someone else can help identify. Thanks so much for stopping by!
I’m going to have to hire you to take photos of flowers for me so I can draw them! Do you have that app on your phone that identifies plants?
I don’t know if my pictures are good enough for you to draw from but I have fun taking them. I do have a couple of apps on my phone but I always forget to use them. 🙂
Lovely pictures Beth Ann! CH and I visited Brookgreen Gardens whenever we went to Myrtle Beach for vacation. I am sure they have done a lot to it since the early eighties. We loved going there and looking at all the sculptures. My favorite photo is #12!
So many people know these gardens and it is no wonder. They are amazing. The sculptures….so many sculptures. That is a post (or five) for another day. It is a beautiful place and I am so glad we spent the day there. And surprise of all surprises—I found a teapot there. 🙂
I would love to tour these beautiful gardens. What are those lovely, drapey trees?
You would have plenty of photo opps in this garden. The trees are live oaks and the spanish moss is what grows so well in all of them in the south. These oaks were over 250 years old so they have seen a lot of things in their time.
Stunning photos. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much for stopping by Eugenia. Great to have you here at It’s Just Life! Come back anytime!
How beautiful! I know you’re glad you visited – thanks for sharing your pictures with us!
Lovely! Who doesn’t love those giant southern oak trees, am i right?
I absolutely adore them. They are so elegant!
Thank you. I needed that walk of beauty. Hugs.
Do you have snow now? I know Ohio has snow so this walk in the garden may look even more inviting.
What a beautiful place. My favorite is of the trees with moss.
It really is a wonderful place. More pictures coming probably next week.
[…] Who doesn’t love a teapot that has character? This cute turtle teapot was one I picked up at the gift shop at our recent visit to Brookgreen Gardens. […]