Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, totals 9,100 acres and was founded in 1931 by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. It is built on four former rice plantations and includes Botanical Gardens, American Sculpture pieces, the Low Country, and the Low Country Zoo.
I was fortunate enough to get a ‘yes’ response when I asked for a behind the scene tour of the Brookgreen greenhouses.
Three friends and I spent a couple of hours with Vicki Richardson, Supervisor of Horticulture Program and Outreach.
Brookgreen has seen many changes through the years including moving from a very modest, home sized greenhouse to their expansive greenhouse setup of today.
Vicki showed us trays of the various plugs they have purchased for spring plantings.
The greenhouses were quiet the day we were there because the volunteers were not working and they haven’t started on their spring plantings yet.
Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are. Alfred Austin
Submitted by: Judy V., MG since 2007