"2002, April 6 - Visit to Brookgreen Gardens" Murrells Inlet Travelogue by grandmaR
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We left Georgetown and went just 21 miles to the Wacca Wachee marina on the Waccamaw River. This was the third time we'd been here, but we'd never before taken the opportunity to visit Brookgreen Gardens.
One of the guys working at the marina took us over and dropped us off using the marina truck. We had a couple of hours here to look at the statuary and really didn't even scratch the surface of what could be seen. The gardens were beyond beautiful.
We walked in through the main gardens, down the alleyway of live oaks, and saw the end of the 15 minute film about the garden history.
We also walked through the special sculpture exhibit, and the building in which the floor was a large map of the area. We could pick out the marina on it. I took lots of pictures particularly of horses (like this 'seahorse')
From the west end of the garden we could look out over the marshes toward the river. This photo shows one of two sculptures - one of Diana, and this is of Actaeon who according to myth, surprised the goddess of the hunt as she bathed in a woodland pool. For this trespass, Diana turned him into a stag and he was killed by his own hounds.
We also took a tram tour out to the edges of the property but didn't have time for some other tours. The tour was very interesting, but hard to take pictures from.
Additional pictures in the other narrative.
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