Head to Brookgreen Gardens for Summer Light: Art by Night

It’s like an incredible light studio — on the beautiful grounds of Brookgreen Gardens. Summer Light: Art By Night is on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 6-10 p.m., through Aug. 13. If you’ve been there, you know what a spectacle this can be.

If you’ve never experienced it — make it a plan this summer!

Brookgreen Gardens members get in for $20 (adults) and $12 (children). Member season tickets are $50, and you can buy them online.  Non-members can get into Summer Light: Art By Night for $25 and $15.

What’s the Show All About?

There will be a combination of lighting schemes throughout the gardens, 10 to be exact. The numbers are staggering: Eight hundred upcycled chandeliers. Nine hundred wine bottle alcoves. If you’ve marveled at the experience in Beyond the Garden Wall and Oak Allee by day, wait until you see it at night.

See the gorgeous Conway Glass display. In the Children’s Garden, behold the blooming flora collection.

Each night, you’ll have a combination of live music and beloved food trucks from the area. See the Brookgreen Gardens website for the schedule

What is Brookgreen Gardens?

It’s a place like no other on earth! Brookgreen Gardens: It’s where art, history, and nature coalesce in a bastion of serenity. Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington found Brookgreen Gardens in 1931. It’s since become the community’s prized cultural center. It’s a National Historic Landmark with accreditation from these prestigious organizations:

  • American Alliance of Museums
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums
  • National Register of Historic Places.

From its start, Brookgreen Gardens has had a focus on conservation.

Bookgreen Gardens Pathway

What Can You Do in Brookgreen Gardens?

A general admission ticket gives you access to:

  • Galleries
  • Gardens
  • Lowcountry History Center
  • Lowcountry Zoo

Your ticket is good for seven consecutive days.

Visitors of all ages can take tours, attend programs, and view exhibits. Take in this beautiful space at your own pace, or by guided tour. The changing of seasons means fresh exhibits and special events. See a map of the gardens and answers to frequently asked questions on the website.

Where Can I Eat In Brookgreen Gardens?

Visitors have a choice of three restaurants on the grounds.

It’s a great idea to take your partner somewhere scenic — and it doesn’t get much more picturesque than here! There’s plenty of wildlife, of the


Grab a drink in the Lowcountry Center, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Join them for light fare and lunch:

  • Beer
  • Cookies
  • Hot dogs
  • Smoothies
  • Soda
  • Wine


Head to the Rainey Galleries for a full-service menu daily, 11 a.m.-3 -p.m. Among the offerings:

  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
  • Soups and small plates


Find this eatery at the end of Live Oak Allee, and sit on the porch overlooking the gardens. The Old Kitchen is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and serves:

  • Desserts
  • Quiche
  • Sandwiches

A Wonderful Place to Stay: Litchfield Inn

How about a nice room to enjoy a stay together? Litchfield Inn is in an excellent location, close to the fun yet far away from it all. Revel on an uncrowded, beautiful beach for some alone time together. Learn more about the area, and book your getaway today.


Tower King Room