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.
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.
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.