Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina: Brookgreen Gardens

Is it a collection of gardens? A sculpture park? A nature preserve?

Brookgreen Gardens actually is all three, which makes it a pretty interesting place to visit.

It's a former planation that includes about 9,000 acres of land. The flowers really are quite nice, and they certainly have a wide assortment for study. It's a great place to relax, and I'd bet there are often painters on the grounds (we saw a few during our visit). One tip -- there is a boat ride that goes in the creeks on the grounds. It is narrated. There's a pretty thin line between relaxing and boring, and the trip made me a little sleepy. You might get lucky when it comes to seeing wildlife, but overall there are better ways to spend your time there.

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