Brookgreen Gardens

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United States of America - South Carolina - Murrells Inlet

Institution Code: BROKG

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

ArbNet Accredited: Level II

About the Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is:


To collect, conserve and exhibit figurative sculpture by American artists;

To cultivate a display garden and exhibit sculpture therein;
To collect, conserve and exhibit the plants, animals and cultural materials of the South Carolina Lowcountry;
To educate a diverse audience about sculpture, horticulture and the ecology and history of the Lowcountry;
To provide additional artists and cultural opportunities for members, guests and the community;
To sustain the institution and all of its assets with visionary leadership, sound management and prudent fiscal policies.

Main Address:
Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Drive
Mailing: P.O. Box 4900, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Murrells Inlet
South Carolina 29576 United States of America

Telephone: (843) 235-6000
Fax: (843) 235-6039
URL: www.brookgreen.org
Primary Email: LContreras@brookgreen.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Page Kiniry, President and CEO
    Curator's Name: Katherine Rowe, Vice President of Horticulture and Conservation
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Lucy Contreras, Assistant Manager of Plant Collections
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 17
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1931
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 741 Hectares
    Latitude: 33.5128700
    Longitude: -79.0835280
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 300

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

Education Programmes