Brookgreen Gardens Loop is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Pawleys Island, South Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for walking and nature trips.
Brookgreen Gardens is part botanical garden, part zoo, and part outdoor art museum. The expansive botanical gardens have beautiful sculptures around every corner. You will see many different types of sculptures ranging from nymphs to animals. Brookgreen Gardens also has a zoo with animals that are native to the Lowcountry like owls, alligators, river otters and turkeys. There is also a new butterfly house where you can see many different butterflies for an additional cost. Check the schedule before you go for the hands-on activities and tours. Stop by the Visitor Center and pick up the children's activity book before you get started. As you wander around Brookgreen Gardens, your children can answer questions in the book and get a prize when they are finished. Address: 1931 Brookgreen Drive Phone: 843-235-6000 Admission: Adults $12; Children 4-12 $6; Children 3 and under are free when accompanied by an adult; Seniors 65 and over $10; tickets are good for seven consecutive days Hours of Operation: Open daily from 9:30am to 5pm
Love Brookgreen Gardens! I don't really consider this a hike, but to see and enjoy all in the park, you will do a lot of walking.
Nice, easy 5mile walk through the sculpture gardens and the zoo area. You can make it as long or as short as you want. Stopped and toot a 45 minute boat ride down Still Creek and saw an alligator and some turtles. Zoo area is cool, especially the bird area.
The gardens are great almost year round. A little pricey honestly, but well worth it at Christmas for the lights and in the spring when the flowers begin to bloom.
During the winter it is a Christmas wonderland for the Night Of A Thousand candles events. The rest of the year is great for walking with tons of flowers and statues.