Public Gardens Photo Tours forum: Brookgreen Gardens near Myrtle Beach, SC (page 1)

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Name: Fred Rump
Naples, FL (Zone 10a)
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Fred
Aug 21, 2011 8:22 PM CST
For more detail as to the founder and his sculpture wife see: http://www.brookgreen.org/huntington.cfm

Because of her husband's enormous wealth and the shared interests of the couple, the Huntingtons were responsible for founding fourteen museums and four wildlife preserves. That's what you can do when you build the first transcontinental railroad.

The entry
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My grandson saying the Pledge ...
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There are way too many sculptures to show here but let me say that they are everywhere, in the open, in nooks, in fountains, in the forest - all beautifully placed in conjunction with nature. This is a work done by Anna Huntington to commemorate the couple and their vision
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Note the Live Oaks in the background. There must be hundreds on the 9200 acre property.
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I'm not really sure what to show here. I have about 150 pictures and all are beautiful.
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Sharon
Aug 21, 2011 11:31 PM CST
Amazing! I love the sculptures.
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Name: Fred Rump
Naples, FL (Zone 10a)
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Fred
Aug 22, 2011 7:23 AM CST
Ann Huntington was about as rich as rich can get but yet she spent most of her long time on earth sculpturing animals. She loved horses and was a world expert on the anatomy of this and other animals too. They are all over her garden. What a legacy she left. No children but a wondrous garden.
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Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Aug 22, 2011 8:51 AM CST

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THANK YOU!!!! I love that place I have been fortune enough to have gone twice. All my pictures of the gardens are on slides. Looks like they have added more statues sense I was last there.

This is a wonderful gardens so if any of y'all ever get up in that area please set a side a whole day to tour it. You will not be sorry!!
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 28, 2011 5:28 AM CST
Stunning, I went several yrs ago and hope to go again soon. My nephew has moved his family to that area :)

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