Have you ever been somewhere that makes your breath catch in your throat. It’s just so totally beautiful you could spend the day, the week and you’re eyes would just never get enough. Brookgreen Gardens is that kind of place. I told you about my friend Hatton last week; she’s the one who suggested we write Awesome List. (here’s hers, if you missed it.) Sunday we met in Brookgreen Gardens in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. What an amazing place for a reunion.
Brookgreen bills itself as an outdoor museum. It’s home to a world-renown sculpture exhibit that is all outdoors surrounded by live oaks, beautiful flowers, amazing landscaping. And then trails and paths wind through out so you can get lost as you explore, finding something new around each corner–a pond with alligators here, green grass with big grasshoppers, a quiet bench to listen to the fountain, the most amazing pig statue you’ve ever seen.
Hatton and I followed our kids around and through as they ran from one statue to the next. They were excited about everything. Max loved the fountains for the water. Julia surprised me and was eager to catch and hold the grasshoppers.
It’s been a while since I’ve really taken my camera exploring, and I could’ve really gotten very very happily lost at Brookgreen with my Nikon. I love taking pictures outside, and this was a very firm reminder of that. Sometimes I need a good kick in the pants.
Brookgreen Gardens is located on Highway 17 just south of Myrtle Beach, SC. The gardens are open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults ages 13 to 64, $12 for seniors 65 and over, $7 for children ages 4 to 12, and kids 3 and under are free with their parent’s ticket. But here’s the cool thing, a ticket is good for 7 days in a row, so if you’re visiting Myrtle Beach or even Charleston (a little over an hour and a half drive), you can go back again and again. You still probably won’t see everything. Visit their BroogreenGardens.org or call (843) 235-6000 for more information.
So tell me, when was the last time you got lost outside?