Brookgreen Gardens

A walk in the garden, with  oaks, beauty and peace!

A walk in the garden, with oaks, beauty and peace!

I used to love my Garden.
But now, my love is dead:
I found a Bachelor’s Button
In Black-eyed Susan’s Bed.
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Brookgreen Gardens, a combination of arts, history and zoo, is located south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA.

This fountain occupies the site of the original house which was burned in 1901. It serves as the main reservoir for the distribution of water to all points of the garden

This fountain occupies the site of the original house which was burned in 1901. It serves as the main reservoir for the distribution of water to all points of the garden

My visit to Brookgreen Gardens was a delight. It is rightly described as “the floral jewel of South Carolina’s coastal community.” Unfortunately, we had just about 3 hours to visit the garden, so we could only do the sculptures. Such fantastic work of art was simply mind-blowing and a delight to the eyes. The Oaks were a sight to see. Some of them we were told were over a 300 years old. Looking at them felt like being in the midst of wisdom and magic, it was like having a role in the “Lord of the Rings”

Dionysus by Edward Francis McCartan Modeled in 1923 in small size, Dionysus was enlarged specifically for Brookgreen Gardens in 1936

Dionysus by Edward Francis McCartan
Modeled in 1923 in small size, Dionysus was enlarged specifically for Brookgreen Gardens in 1936

Pegasus by Laura Gardin Fraser. The largest sculpture at Brookgreenalso took the longest to create (almost 9 years from inception to completion.

Pegasus by Laura Gardin Fraser.
The largest sculpture at Brookgreenalso took the longest to create (almost 9 years from inception to completion.

Unfortunately we couldn’t visit the rice plantation with the slave village and the Native wildlife zoo, which happen to be an integral part of Brookgreen Gardens.

Nymph and Fawn by Carl Paul Jennewein. Modeled in 1922, this sculpture won the competition for the Darlington Memorial Fountain placed in court house square at Washington D.C.

Nymph and Fawn by Carl Paul Jennewein.
Modeled in 1922, this sculpture won the competition for the Darlington Memorial Fountain placed in court house square at Washington D.C.

Sculpture

Guides and tours are offered. Entry tickets are good for 7 days. It is advisable to take a number of days to visit the garden as you can’t do a complete tour in one day. If you should find yourself in South Carolina, Brookgreen Gardens is a Must visit, you won’t regret it. I definitely plan on visiting again anytime I am in SC.

Nereid by Berthold Nebel

Nereid by Berthold Nebel

Oaks

Oaks

Gate

Gate

For a brief History, check youtube link here

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About The Last Immigrant

The Last Immigrant is about writing - writing all about journeys, passion, perception(s). It is about leaving home and travelling beyond, over the seas and above the horizons; of experiences in the foreign and the unknown. Of my view, her view, their view, our views. An enthusiast reader of books, fiction and non-fiction alike, books and stories have been an integral part of my life from the time I was about 8 years old. My passion for literature accompanied me all my life through school and university. With me, you can discuss books from all eras and genres, be it the classics, post-colonial, Victorian, Comedy, Tragedy, Contemporary etc. I don’t limit myself in the world of books. My preferences are the Novel and Short story, but bring on Drama or poetry and I will give it a go. I will be sharing a lot about books in this blog. Books I have read, my take on them, recommendations from me, friends etc. You can follow me on Book Read to see what I am currently reading. I sometimes write short stories and poetry. I will be sharing some of my stories on this blog. Being a mom of 2 teenagers, it is difficult to delve full time into writing; but I try as best as I can to create time for this alongside juggling family and work life. Hope you enjoy the stories. Sports, oh boy, don’t I love sports. I am an avid lover of tennis, football and Formula 1. My favourite tennis players happen to be Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal. I will go sleepless nights singing praises for my beloved FC Bayern München. In car racing, no one drives a car like Lewis Hamilton. You will be getting my take on these great athletes and many others on these pages. Travelling happen to be one of my hobbies as well. I will try and share with you some of the interesting places I go to with a literary twist to it. All in all, you will be getting just about anything that ticks Mbole. I hope you enjoy the blog and please leave comments and notes. Have a pleasant ride in The Last Immigrant’s world and thoughts. Thank you for passing by. Mbole D Nnane The Last Immigrant.

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