Brookgreen Gardens

Ancient moss-covered oaks, gorgeous plants and trees
By Patricia Blackstock

LEGOS summer 2016 at Brookgreen Gardens!

The ancient huge plants and flowers a well as moss-covered oaks are beautiful all year long. If you have not visited Brookgreen Gardens, be sure to add this experience to your "to do" list! You will also enjoy spectacular American sculpture located in and among the gardens. Here are some plants, trees and flowers which I photographed at various times throughout the year.

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By the Old Kitchen Brookgreen Gardens
 Showy Crabapple tree Brookgreen Gardens
Showy Crabtree Brookgreen Gardens
Spring trees Brookgreen Gardens
Darwin Hybrid Poppy Brookgreen Gardens

1. Old Kitchen, surrounded by flowers. 2. and 3. Crab Apple tree 4. Trees in spring 5. Darwin Hybrid poppy

Darwin Hybrid Poppy Brookgreen Gardens

A tapestry of Spring flowers
Azaleas in Brookgreen Gardens

Spring at Brookgreen Gardens. The gardens are beautiful and they bring out the best in Mother Nature with lovely pastel colors

A painterly effect
Brookgrreen Garden Azaleas
Brookgrreen Garden Azaleas
Brookgreen Garden's beautiful flowers

A tapestry of Spring Flowers at Brookgreen Gardens. The pink and white azaleas are in bloom, and it is a treat to be able to photograph the flowers and relax along the way amid beautiful flora views.

Brookgreen Gardens - Foxglove
Foxglove Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Moss-covered Dogwoods and Azaleas  Brookgreen Gardens Dogwoods and Azaleas in bloom
Hbiscus Brookgreen Gardens
Back Creek Brookgreen - Pano

1 and 2 .Foxglove. 3 and 4. Pink Azaleas in the sin the gardens. 6. Spring.  Hibiscus  scenic views  along the trail.

Pink Water Lily
Augustus Saint-Gaudens : Diana
Flag at Brookgreen
Spring Flowers Brookgreen Gardens

Where the wild things grow

1. Pond Lily. 2. Fall foliage in pots. 3. View from the archway at Brookgreen 4. Potted seasonal flowers

Flowering Quince

Giant Moss Covered Oaks, Oak Alle, Brookgreen Gardens
Bromeliads Brookgreen Gardens Cactus

1. Floral view through Brookgreen arch. 2. Ancient moss-covered oaks. Bromeliad 4. From the Brookgreen Cactus Garden. 5. Green foliage surrounds a Griffin 6. Chamomiles Specolosa Rosaceae (Flowering Quince)

Ginger Lily

Muhly Grass
Azalilas Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Azalilas

1. Ginger Lily 2. Moss-covered oaks, Muley Grass 3. Azalea 6. Wisteria at Brookgreen Gardens

berries and leaves

1. Grape Fern 2. and 3. Wisteria 4. Grape leaves on an archway in Brookgreen Gardens.  A view of Brookgreen Gardens through an archway

Giant Moss Covered Oaks, Oak Alle, Brookgreen Gardens
Azalias Brookgreen Gardens
Dogwoods and Azaleas Spring in Brookgreen
Brookgreen trees
Sunset at Brookgreen

1. The Oak Allée features ancient moss-covered oaks 2. Trail of Azaleas 3. Double azalea. 4. Nature views in Brookgreen Gardens 5. Sunset through the ancient oaks.

Giant Moss Covered Oaks, Oak Alle, Brookgreen Gardens
Black eyed Susan Brookgreen
Black eye Susans
Wildlife map

1. Brookgreen Garden's famous moss-covered ancient oaks in Oak Allée 2. Brown-eyed Susans 3. Purple Passion 4. Brown-eyed Susans
5. Foxglove

Tiger Lily


1 and 2 . The Day Lily is a very popular flower. 3. and 4. Lotus Blossoms 5. Seaweed sculpture amid Lotus blossoms


Resurcetion Plant on Moss covered oak

1. Resurrection Plant on an old moss-covered oak, located in Oak Allée, Brookgreen Gardens.  Rose 3. and 4. Hurricane Lily (Spider Lily) 5. Bromeliad

day lily

Cactus Walter Lily
Flower pots Brookgreen
Cone flower

1. Taken in the Cactus Garden (near the Pavilion Restaurant) 2. Water Lily at the Diana pond 3. Brookgreen potted flowers. 4. Cone flower. 5. Day Lily at Brookgreen Gardens


Princess Lace Hydrangea
Canna Lily

1. Yours Truly shooting poppies. 2. Caladium 3. Coccineus Scarlet Hibiscus 4. Princess Lace Hydrangea 5. Calla Lily 5. Bromeliad

Bell Flowers
Bell Flowers Lantana Brookgreen Gardens

1. Bromeliad from the Cactus area near the Pavilion Restaurant in Brookgreen Gardens, and 3. Trumpet flowers 4. Lantana 5. Water Lily with reflection at the Diana Pod, Brookgreen Gardens -  The "Jolie Monde" lily

Nature's Basket Tiger Lily
Nature's Basket Tiger Lily
 trumpet flowers

1.Catesby's lily 2. Platter Magnolia 3. Water Lily 5. Lilium Columbianum Riger Lily. 6. Coral Honeysuckle

Fuji Waterfall
Pink Hibuscus

1 and 2 Beautiful flowers at Brookgreen Gardens 3. Caladium 4. Fiji Waterfall 5. Albo Lacinatus (hibiscus hybrid.) 6. Bromeliad

Atamasco wildflower
Large Red Berries
red berries at Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens - Magnolia bbud
Hydrangea at Brookgreen Gardenss
Bottle Brush

4. Atamasco wildflower 2 Deciduous Red Berries 3 Me 4. Planter Magnolia buds  5. Royal Purple Hydrangea 6 Bottle Brush

Moss-covered oaks

 Moss-covered oaks surround the old kitchen and bell
Red Poppy, Spring, 2012
Purple Beauty Berries

1. Moss-covered oaks 2 . Poppy 3. Purple beauty berries 4. Gaillardia in a "globe." 5. A globe of flowers at Brookgreen Gardens

Crepe Myrtle in Brookgreen Gardens
Crep Myrtle in Brookgreen Gardens
Old moss-covered oaks Brookgreen Gardrens

1. Cactus near the Pavilion Restaurant 2. and 3. Crep Myrtle in November. Old moss-covered oaks at the Diana Pool 5. Sun shining through a large tree.

Dogwood Spring 2013

Pink Water Lily The path along the Garden Wall
Stag Horn hanging basket

Spring 2013 1. Dogwood, 2. Day Lily 3. Water Lily. 4. Path along the garden wall. 5. Stag Leaf Hanging Plant. 6. A blanket of Leucojum aestivum (common name: snowflake)

Water Lily iris
Lady Slipper
Crepe Myrtle

1. Amaranth 2. and 3. Pond Lilies 4 Iris 5. Lady Slipper (poor man's orchid) 6. Crepe Myrtle - Brookgreen Gardens in the spring

floral scene
 Loebner Magnolia in flower
Loebner Magnolia Tree Jonquils

1. Spring 2013: Flowers growing against a garden wall. 2. and 3. LoebnerMagnolia bloom (The Loebner Magnolia can grow to 25 feet, while the Magnolia Anne is much smaller and it will grow to 10 ft. tall. 4. 5. 6. Jonquils amd other spring flowers blooming in Brookgreen Gardens.

Wisteria Brookgreen Gardens Red Poppy Field of poppies at Brookgreen Gardens
Iris at Brookgreen Gardens
Pink Water Lily

pink camilla
Beautiful array of spring flowers at Brookgrreen Gardens
Flowers around the Diana Pond Red Camiella Brookgreen Gardens
Pretty little purple flower

1. Pink Camiellia 2.poppies and foxglove 3. Spring flowers, thriving in the gardens. 4. Red Camellia 5. Columbine

Plattr Magnolia Brookgreen Gardens
Hibiscue Brookgreen Garden
Brookgreen Gardens - flowers
Brookgreen Gardens - flowers
Brookgreen Gardens - flowers

1. Platter Magnolia 2. and 3. Hibiscus 4. and 5. Lilium Star Gazers

Hydrangea. Marophylla Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens - flowers
Hanging Plant Brookgreen Gardens
Pond Lilies Brookgreen Gardens
Giany Moss Covered Oak
1. Hydrangea Marophylla

 Princess Lace Hydrangea Brookgreen Gardens
Daisy at Bookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens - Iris

1. This large tree was covered with red berries. 2. Princess Hydrangea. 3. Lady of the night.  4. Daisy 5. Iris (Dwarf Iris?)

Star Magnolia
Star Magnolia Tree

Camellia Japonica
Old oaks/pathway in Brookgreen Gardens

We had a lot of ice and lost some trees on 2/16/14 due to high winds. I wanted to ee how bacly Brookgreen was affected. They had some areas closed due to cleanup from fallen trees/limbs, and they were still working to remove debris. But ut the old oaks have withstood worse weather, and I didn't see much damage. I went back to Brookgreen on 2/18/14 and took these photos:
1. Star Magnolia 2. Star Magnoliatree blooms in te winter. 3. Jonquil 4. Camellia Japonica 5. Old oak, apparently undamaged by the ice storm

Red Bud Tree in Bloom
Magnolia Anne

Hyacinth and Daffodils
The Resurrection plant lives on the limb of the large oak
Magnolia Anne
The photos above we taken 3/21/2014. 1. Red Bud tree in bloom 2. Magnolia Anne 3. Hyacinth and Daffodils 4. The Resurrection plant living on the limb of the large oak. A Red Bud tree is in the middle of this photo. 4. Magnolia Anne, a small tree in bloom

The photos below were taken on 4/12 and 4/13.


 Hyacinthoides-hispanica, aka Spanish Bluebell

1. Leucojum aestivum ( proper name for summer snowflake) Thank you, Nancy, for this ID! 2. Spring flowers  in Brookgreen Gardens.  3. Tulip 4. Spring flowers surrounding the ancient moss-covered oaks. 5. Hyacinthoides-hispanica, aka Spanish Bluebell

Papaver Croceum (Iceland Poppy)
Rhododendron hybrid Southern India Azalea


1. Papaver Croceum (Iceland Poppy) 2. Rhododendron hybrid Southern India Azalea 3. Please send me an email if you know the name of this flower 4. and 5. Tulips

Lots of yellow tulips

Above: 1. Tapestry of Tulips. 2. Poppies 3. Azalea 4. Spring at the pond 5. Azalea

Delphinium Brookgreen Gardens
Snapdragons and Foxglove
Beautiful flowers at Brookgreen
Day Lily Diana pool surrounded by poppies

May, 2014 1. Delphinium 2. Samson and Lion surreounded by snapdragons and foxglove. 3. Beautiful flowers near Diana of the Chase 4. Day Lily 5. Pond surrounded by many colorful poppies!

Cone Flowers
Topiary pony
Red Poppies
White Poppies
Red Lion Amaryllis

May, 2014 1. Cone Flowers 2. Topiary pony grazing in the Palmetto Garden 3. and 4. Poppies 5.Red Lion Amaryllis

Brookgreen Gardens spring flowers
Brookgreen Gardens Dogwood
Brookgrreen Gardens Daffodils
Brookgreen Cabbage and Kale

Spring, 2016: 1.Variety of Spring flowers at Brookgreen Gardens 2. Dogwood tree 3. Daffodils 4. Kale and Cabbage 5. Azalea throughout the Garden

ancient oak tree
varnado pink
tulips Brookgreen Gardens

1. Yellow Jasmine (our SC State Flower) 2. daffodils (Nirclssus spp.) 3. Ancient moss-covere3d oaks. 4. Varnado' Pink Rhododendron 5. Tulips

summer snowflakes
Igiri root
tree name

1. Summer Snowflakes 2. and 3. lgiri tree - Salicaceae 4. Hosta

Wally and patrich June, 2013
I'm missing some flower identifications. If you can put a name to them, please let me know. And if you see any that you think are incorrect, I would appreciate knowing that too! Thanks so much!

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Page 1. Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture (with list of sculpture, information about the sculptor and photos

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