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Captain’s Quarters Nearby Attractions: Brookgreen Gardens

A Myrtle Beach vacation is full of fun, attractions, and activity. When you feel the need for a quieter oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the beach, there’s a perfect spot a short drive from Captain’s Quarters. Brookgreen Gardens, rated one of the Top Ten Public Gardens in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, can provide a day of tranquility and beauty for the whole family.

Though peaceful, there’s plenty to do at Brookgreen Gardens. Once a working rice plantation, Brookgreen now features a fully accredited zoo, pontoon boat rides, butterfly house (open April-October) and a storybook forest for young visitors. Its also a great deal if you bring the Myrtle Beach discounts card you got when you checked in to Captain's Quarters. With it you can get $1 off admission to the garden for up to 4 adults. 

The gardens themselves range from quirky and whimsical to stately and majestic and each features beautiful sculptures and fountains, many crafted by well-known and prestigious artists. The Live Oak Allée garden features sprawling trees planted in the early 1700s during Brookgreen’s rice plantation days. Other gardens feature herbs, roses, native shrubs and trees, and a multitude of flowers. Year-round, something is always in bloom at Brookgreen. You can explore these treasures all on your own, lingering at your favorites, or opt for an informative and engaging guided tour so you won’t miss a single sight.

Also not to be missed is the Labyrinth, a winding medieval-style path of shell and natural grass overlooking a tributary creek of the Waccamaw river, providing beautiful Lowcountry views and a chance to quietly contemplate your natural surroundings. For a quiet moment on your Myrtle Beach vacation, surround yourself with the beauty of nature at Brookgreen Gardens.

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