Brookgreen Gardens
Special Events and Festivals!
Cool Summer Evenings - Nights of a Thousand Candles -
Concert Series - Chalk Under the Oaks - Harvest Home and more...
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by Patricia Blackstock

 NEW! LEGOS summer 2016 at Brookgreen Gardens!
Harvest Home at Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens (link) "Cool Summer Evenings" event listing
Evenings on the lawn are included in your admission fee.
Wine and soft drink are available for purchase on location.

Blue Plantation Cool Summer Evenings Brookgreen
Jazz Trio - Cool Summer Evenings - Brookgreen
1. Event: 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 enjoy Brookgreen's Cool Summer Evenings in the shade of the old moss-covered oaks. 5.A group of friends got together for Brookgreen Garden's Cool Summer Evenings
scarecrows at Brookgreen Gardens
Scarecrows at Brookgreen
Harvest Home Weekend at Brookgreen
Harvest Home Weekend at Brookgreen
Harvest Home Weekend at Brookgreen
Homecoming Fall Festival, 2010
Above: Events at Brookgreen Garden's Special events. 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 seasonal displays and flowers

Below: 1. Face painting at Brookgreen Gardens 2. and 3. Waccamaw Intermediate School Calypso Gators. 4. Balloon Hat 6. Chalk under the Oaks (sidewalk chalk art) at Brookgreen Gardens Event.

Nights of a Thousand Candles Gift Shop
Entrance. Nights of a Thousand Candles
Nights of a Thousand Candles
Bell ringers Nights of a Thousand Candles
Nights of a Thousand Candles Sampson
Nights of a Thousand Candles
Diana Pool - lighted for Nights of a Thousand Candles
Nights of a Thousand Candles
Train - Nights of a Thousand Candles
The lights and candles show off the beautiful sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens during the Nights of a Thousand Candles event. Indoor tree features a xhild's train
Brookgreen Gardens Nights of a Thousand Candless
 Bromeliad Tree Nights of a Thousand Candles
Children's Garden Nights of a Thousand Candles
Brookgreen Gardens Nights of a Thousand Candles
Brookgreen Gardens Nights of a Thousand Candles
Brookgreen Gardens Nights of a Thousand Candles
Above: 1. Bromeliad Tree of Lights at Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen. 2. The Children's Garden 3. 4. 5. and 6. Beautiful Christmas Lights of \Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen
Carousel Animals Brookgreen Nights of a Thousand Candles
Carousel Animals Brookgreen Nights of a Thousand Candles
Carousel Animals Brookgreen Nights of a Thousand Candles
Carousel Animals Brookgreen Nights of a Thousand Candles
Carousel Animals (left) were on loan to Brookgreen Gardens

From the 1870s until the late 1920s. immigrant European wood carvers came to the US with their most prized possessions - their carving tools.

Using fine hardwood, these craftsmen created animals that dazzled carousel riders from the city parks 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 this exhibit represent the Philadelphia and Coney Osland styles.

Page 1. Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture and sculptors' names with photos

Page 2. Brookgreen Gardens, Flowers, Trees - Everything that grows in Brookgreen

Page 3. Brookgreen Garden Lowcountry Zoo, alligators, birds, animals

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group of friends at Brookgreen's Cool Summer Evening
Lighting candles in the Diana Pond, one by one
Lighting candles in the Diana Pond, one by one
Lights hanging from the goant moss-sovered oaks
The Gift Shop Broookgreen Gardens
Nights of a Thousand Candles Brookgreen
Multi-colored lights fpr Christmas at Brookgreen Gardens
Children's Sculpture Garden, alight for Nights of a Thousand Candle
Bagpipes at Nights of a Thousand Candles
Brookgreen Nights of a Thousand Candles Carouseel Horse
Brookgreen Nights of a Thousand Candles Carouseel Horse
1. Children's Sculpture Garden 2.Live bagpipe music throughout the evenings at Brookgreen Gardens during Nights of a Thousand Candles 3. Bromeliad and Orchid Christmas tree. 4. Decorating trees with small lights 5. SC Palmetto and Crescent 6. Christmas lights, viewed through an archway
Bromeliad and Orchid Christmas Tree 2012
Tiger Nights of a Thousand Candles
Lion - Animals Brookgreen Nightrs of a Thousand Candles
Nights of a Thousand Candles
Nights of a Thousand Candles
Palmetto and Crescent
Waccamaw Intermediate School Calypso Gators
Waccamaw Intermediate School Calypso Gators
Brookgreem Festivals and Events
Chalk under the Oaks - Street Painting
1. and 2. and 3. Volunteers at Brookgreen Gardens, lighting candles in the Diana pond. 4. Christmas lights hang from giant oaks. . 4. Entrance to Gift Shop during Nights of a Thousand Candles
Lights in trees as Brookgreen Gardens celebrates Nights of a Thousand Candles. 2. Entrance to Brookgreen Garden's "Nights of a Thousand Candles" 3. Nights of a Thousand Candles 4. Christmas music. 5. Lighted candles at Brookgreen Gardens.
Below: Nights of a Thousand Candles!every December , Brookgreen Gardens becomes a showcase for lights and candles during Brookgreen Gardens annual Nights of a Thousand Candles. Volunteers light 5,000+ candles, one at a time!
Chickadee
Grape Vine Deer Family
Topiary Pony
Wreath Brookgreen Nights of a Thousand Candles
Brookgreen Gardens December 2013: 1. Chickadee by Louise Peterson Brookgreen was fortunate to have Chickadee on exhibit during Nights of a Thousand Candles 2013. 2. Grape vine deer family 3. Lanterns - Nights of a Thousand Candles 4. Topiary Pony 5. Wreath using material found at Brookgreen Gardens
Aaron and Theodosia
Aaron and Theodosia
Crowds watching Aaron and Theodosia
Brookgreen dusk pproaching
Doug Fankhauser with his Chapman Stick,
July, 2104. Aaron and Theodosia - an historical drama. History comes alive through the readings of still-existing letters, written between Aaron Burr and his daughter Theodosia, beginning in 1801 and ending in 1812. Bill Howard (Aaron) Michelle Barton (Theodosia) and Matthew Johnston (Joseph) were excellent in portraying their characters. The dramatization of Aaron and Theodosia is a part of Brookgreen's Cool Summer Evenings. 3. The crowd enjoying "Aaron and Theodosia" 4. View of approaching dusk as it peeks through the ancient oaks.