Brookgreen Gardens: a gentle side of Myrtle Beach

by Janice Waugh /
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Apr 22, 2011 / 1 comments

Brookgreen Gardens is truly an oasis in Myrtle Beach. Most of the area is golf courses, malls, chain restaurants and mini-putts. But Brookgreen Gardens makes a stop in Myrtle Beach well worthwhile. It is magical.

Founded by Archer Milton Huntington and Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1931, the gardens are situated on 9200 acres of the land, some of which is left wild while other parts are cultivated into beautiful gardens. Within the gardens are 400 statues and sections of engraved poetry.

In addition to the statues, gardens and poetry, there is an interpretive center, a boat tour and a trolley tour and a zoo of native animals.


It was a most enjoyable day. I highly recommend taking a break on your trip south, or from golf if you're staying in Myrtle Beach, and enjoy the gardens.


Janice Waugh is the Solo Travel Editor for Wandering Educators. You can find more of her writing and photos at:



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