Brookgreen Gardens

Last summer, my family and I went on vacation to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Now, there is nothing special about going there because, well, we go there almost every year. But that year, I discovered a wonderful, magical place called Brookgreen Gardens.

Brookgreen Gardens is located in Myrtle Beach and we were in North Myrtle, so we had to drive about an hour to get there. My grandmother always talked about going there as a child and playing in the children’s garden. It sounded amazing so the creative art lovers in the family decided to go (we have a big family). It was a humid day and I was dripping sweat the whole time. Still, I was amazed at the beauty of the place and soon found myself lost in its wonders.

See for yourself!

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Dionysus, the god of theatre, wine, and revelry
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Saint James Triad
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Diana of the Chase
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Diana of the Chase

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beautiful Spanish Moss, which is actually not really moss at all
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A sweet little red fox in the Brookgreen Gardens Zoo.

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The Children’s Garden
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This little guy and his pal reminds me of Mowgli and Bagheera from The Jungle Book.

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Pegasus

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That’s me in awe of the greenery (also back when I had long hair).
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These are two centaurs. The left side is the male and the right is the female.

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Samson and the Lion
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The Brown Sculpture Court

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There’s me again in the Brown Sculpture Court.

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This piece was here in honor of a cancer patient who passed. It represents her joy for life.
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There were millions of beautiful and unique dragon flies everywhere!
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Time and the Fates of Man. This one is super cool because it’s a huge sun dial! It represents time as it is passing: the past, present, and future. The three goddesses were called the Fates in Greek Mythology because of this.
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I walked the Labyrinth when I was there. It’s supposed to be a spiritual journey to walk the “maze”.
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The Fountain of the Muses, gods of the arts and pro-claimers of heroes.

Visit the Brookgreen Gardens website to see their special events and learn more about this hidden gem in Myrtle Beach!

xoxo,

xoxo-M

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