Celebrate Earth Day at Brookgreen Gardens
23 Mar 2018 | By: Chauncey Smith
Along the Grand Strand, we appreciate the natural beauty and splendor displayed by the coastal Carolina landscape. From the Atlantic Ocean to the unspoiled wetlands inland and along the shores of the Waccamaw River, the area branching out from Pawleys Island showcases unique ecosystems and landscapes that are worth protecting for future generations to enjoy.
On your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island, you can learn why these natural areas are worth protecting and what you can do to help by visiting the Earth Day Festival at Brookgreen Gardens.
Taking place on Saturday, April 21st, the Earth Day Festival at Brookgreen Gardens will be a great event for kids and adults alike to learn about nature, conservation efforts and the work that goes on behind the scenes to make Brookgreen Gardens the world-class botanical sanctuary that it is.
The Earth Day celebration will run from 10 AM to 4 PM that day with all-day garden demonstrations teaching attendees how to cultivate plants in your garden and helping novice gardeners learn the tricks of the trade.
Everywhere you look in Brookgreen Gardens, you're sure to see vibrant floral displays, and during the Earth Day celebration, you will be able to purchase many of the same species showcased throughout the park at their plant sale.
At 11 AM, guests can learn how the intricate botanical sculptures of the park are made with an exhibition by park sculptor Trailer McQuilkin. Also, at 1 PM, Craig Sasser of the Waccamaw Wildlife Refuge will give a talk on native species of the lowcountry area.
The Earth Day Festival will also feature plenty of great activities geared towards kids. Guided tours of the Lowcountry Zoo will allow guests to witness and learn about native species including river otters, whitetail deer, bald eagles, red foxes and more. There will also be a variety of conservation stations to make learning about nature fun and allowing kids to construct make-and-take crafts to remember this special day.
The weather along the Grand Strand is only getting nicer each day, and with our amazing spring specials, it's the perfect time to plan a weekend trip to Pawleys Island! Our Pawleys Island vacation rentals at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, True Blue Resort and Pawleys Plantation Resort have delighted beach visitors for years, and we're sure that you deserve a relaxing getaway to this lowcountry coastal paradise!