Brookgreen Gardens Summer Events | Litchfield Inn

Take advantage of the idyllic weather and Litchfield Inn’s convenient location when you attend summer events at Brookgreen Gardens on a Myrtle Beach getaway. This sculpture garden is a top-ranking must-do activity in Pawleys Island for good reasons—the sightseeing and events programming are spectacular, and the calendar includes offerings for any age.

The Inn’s central location in the South Strand just outside of Myrtle Beach offers easy access to Grand Strand farmers markets, dining al fresco at waterfront restaurants, and browsing the Hammock Shops nearly any day you choose. This leaves plenty of time on your itinerary to attend summer events at Brookgreen Gardens learning about the area’s natural and historical significance and spending even more time outdoors.

Venture out while staying at The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn and discover the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens through these enriching events:

Creek Excursions

When: 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. daily until November 23, 2023

Cost: $10 for adults, $6 for children, plus garden admission

Hop aboard a 48-foot pontoon boat and explore the natural environment of Brookgreen Gardens. Each 45-minute tour guides you along historic rice fields where you’ll learn about the important role this crop played in shaping the Lowcountry. Exploring these fields, now home to alligators, osprey, and other wildlife, is a worthwhile experience for nature lovers and history buffs.

Summer Light: Art by Night

When: Saturdays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through August 26, 2023

Cost: Adult admission is $25 for non-members / $20 for members; children’s tickets cost $15 for non-members / $12 for members

Stunning is one word to describe this summertime experience at Brookgreen Gardens. July and August evenings feel magical when the sculptures are illuminated by shimmering lights. Musicians provide background music, and food and drinks are available for purchase. Or make a reservation at Austin’s Ocean One to cap off your summer evening with a special dinner. If you’ve enjoyed the winter Night of a Thousand Candles, this summer event is a must-see.

Walkway through large trees

Photo Walk in the Garden

When: The 1st Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m.

Cost: Free with garden admission

Brookgreen Gardens is one of the best places to snap pictures, which makes its monthly photo walks so enticing. This activity is for shutterbugs who love a good nature photo, so Brookgreen Gardens asks that participants have a working knowledge of their camera before attending. The two-hour walk takes you through the gardens, where you’ll learn about exposure and composition as you capture nature in action. Reaching for your camera is a common theme for visitors to the South Strand, so if this class isn’t for you, many can’t-miss photo opportunities in Pawleys Island are ready to be captured.

Children’s Activity Days

When: August 4–6, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free with garden admission

These eventful, kid-friendly days at Brookgreen Gardens make it fun for your entire family to learn about animals from around the world. Enjoy hands-on educational stations and create make-and-take crafts inspired by nature. Stick around and visit the Lowcountry Zoo or browse the sculpture garden to make a full day of your visit.


It’s time to finalize your summer plans by reserving a room at Litchfield Inn today. We’re only 5 minutes from Brookgreen Gardens and 20 minutes from Myrtle Beach, keeping all the summertime attractions you could wish for at your fingertips. We provide everything you need to enjoy days at the resort just as much as outings in the Grand Strand. Settle into our complimentary beach chairs or sink into the oceanfront pool to see for yourself why families and couples choose our comfortable, affordable accommodations!


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