Established in 1931, the gardens are now a National Historic Landmark with the world’s most significant collection of figurative sculpture in a garden setting.
The mix of sculpture, gardens and wildlife is a heady combination. As you take a wander around the landscaped grounds, there are 1,444 sculptures to look out for, from flute-playing centaurs to winged cupids. The wildlife here includes butterflies, alligators, owls, foxes, otters and deer.
The gardens feature 250-year-old live oaks dripping with Spanish moss, along with rose gardens and a dogwood garden.
Brookgreen Gardens are south of Myrtle Beach and north of Georgetown at Murrells Inlet, off Highway 17/Ocean Highway.