I suppose it wouldn’t have been surprising to me that Brookgreen Gardens is a *sculpture* garden if I had bothered to read the website before I walked over there. I showed up, thinking there would be gardens, perhaps not in bloom yet, but still interesting enough. Instead, there were sculptures. Lots of sculptures. And I wasn’t really in the mood for appreciating them. So I wandered around taking pictures of what did interest me.
This tree was gorgeous (yeah, me and Judy Dench, man…)
And the lake had a heron and some good reflections.
There was an exhibit under construction that reminded me of the same artist’s work at Tower Hill in Massachusetts, that I saw with my friends Sue and Paul, last fall. (The artist is Patrick Dougherty.)
There was a camellia garden. It was mostly bare, but finally I found this flower and spent some time framing it just so.
On the way out of the place, I saw this stand of trees and it just spoke to me, so I had to photograph it. And then I was done.
You’ll notice there’s not a single classic sculpture featured in this post. Every photo I took of them turned out flat. I know what I like. Trees and nature, and mostly not large bronze sculptures. But if you do, this would be a great place to visit if you’re near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
Henry David Thoreau
5 thoughts on “Brookgreen Gardens”
We saw Patrick Dougherty’s exhibit at the Hirschhorn in D.C. a little while back. I loved how young and old peered around the waves of bent boughs which formed embracing shelters.
We always enjoy your discoveries. Thank you.
So cool you saw some of his work! Each one seems different, and I like the surprise of the views from inside and outside his little shelters!
Lovely photos Annie. I also very much love your quotes at the end of your posts.
The gardens are beautiful when in season, but I’m also a fan of the sculpture 🙂 Nice pictures!
I think I’m going to go back Sat or Sun and try again to appreciate the sculptures. It was a hot day for walking around yesterday!