Festivals and Special Events
Festivals - Cool Summer Evenings - Nights of a Thousand Candles
Concert Series - Chalk under the Oaks - Harvest Home and more...
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Photos and copy by: Patricia Blackstock
1. Concert Series: Doug Fankhauser with his Chapman Stick, a stringed instrument devised in the early '70s. 2. Blue Plantation Bluegrass 3. Jazz Trio 4. Spectators enjoying music under moss-covered oaks. 5. A group of friends (me on the far right) enjoying Cool Summer Evenings!
Above: Harvest Home Weekend. Scarecrow Row - Brookgreen requested that people bring their old clothes, and Brookgreen supplied the straw, string and poles. Here are some of the results, along with some seasonal displays and the flowers,
Below: Nights of a Thousand Candles! Every December, Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens becomes a showcase for lights and candles during the annual Nights of A Thousand Candles. Volunteers light5,000candles by hand, one candle at a time! Photos from 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008.
The lights and candles show off the beautiful statues in Brookgreen as we enjoy Nights of a Thousand Candles. Indoor tree features a child's moving train.
Above: 1. Bromeliad Tree 2. Children's Sculpture Garden 3. , 4, 5. and 6. Beautiful Christmas Lights of Nights of a Thousand Candles.
Carousel Animals (left)
From the 1870s until the late 1920s. immigrant European wood carvers came to the US with their most prized possessions - their carving tool.
Using fine hardwood, these craftsmen created animals that dazzled carousel riders from the city parks to the country fairs.
Three distinct styles of carving evolved: The Philadelphia style or large, elegantly-carved realistic animals, the Coney Island Style of wild-looking animals for amusement parks , and the country Fair style of smaller, more portable figures.
The figures in Brookgreen's exhibit represent the Philadelphia and Coney Island styles.
Page 1. Statues, and sculptors' names with photos
Page 2. Fowers, trees - Everything that grows in Brookgreen
Page 3. Lowcountry Zoo, alligator, birds, animals
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1. Children's Sculpture Garden 2. Live Bagpipe music throughout evening at the Gardens. 3. Bromeliad and Orchid Christmas tree. 4. Decorating the trees with lights. 5. SC Palmeto and Crescent 6. Christmas lights, seen through the arch.
Brookgreen celebrates "Cool Summer Evenings" each year
with a series of musical concerts (free with admission)
Wine and soft drinks may be purchased on site.
1. Face Painting at Brookgreen 2. and 3. Waccamaw Intermediate School CalypsoGators 4. Balloon hat! 5. and 6. Chalk under the Oaks (sidewalk chalk art)
1. and 2. and 3. Volunteers light candles in Diana Pool. 4. Christmas lights hang from giant oak trees. 4. Entrance to Gift Shop during Lights of a Thousamd Candles.
Lights in trees. 2. Entrance to the gardens for Nights of a Thousand Candles. 3. Nights of a Thousand Candles 4. Christmas music. 5. Lighted Candles