I love spring anywhere, but if I could I would always greet it in a garden.
~Ruth Stout~
Brookgreen Gardens is located between Myrtle Beach and Pawley's Island, South Carolina. We visited these gorgeous gardens, during April 2005. It is an unforgettable memory of our fabulous road trip down the coast of the Carolinas.

We arrived at the gardens late in the day. We had time for a tram tour, but missed the chance for the water tour. I would love to return someday. It is an absolutely beautiful and peaceful place. I wish we had more than a couple of hours to spend there. Perhaps we will find our way back.

The Azaleas, which I love, were in bloom. There were pathways, leading to small gated gardens. It was wonderful sitting in these gardens. It felt as if we were in a world all alone.

We wandered through the gardens, then took the tram ride to a sanctuary for native wildlife. Walking through this area was like walking into another time. There were many beautiful animals and birds in natural surroundings.

A visit to Brookgreen also includes beautiful sculptures, scattered through the gardens and in a special sculpture park. We were mesmerized by these beautiful artworks.
Breathtaking is an excellent word to describe our visit to Brookgreen. Perhaps you've found your way there. If not, I hope you will one day. Included within this post, are just a few of the hundreds of photos we took during our visit.

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