South Carolina Vacation: Brookgreen Gardens
Later in the morning of Friday, February 24, after photographing the sunrise, we drove to Brookgreen Gardens. This was our second visit to Brookgreen Gardens. A couple days ago we explored the Lowcountry Zoo and the Floyd Family Farm. On this day we walked the Lowcountry Trail, where we learned about rice fields and the slaves who worked and lived there. We parked across the road from the Leonard Pavilion, where we began our self-guided tour of the Lowcountry Trail.
The Lowcountry Trail is 1/4 mile in length. The trail crosses the hillside overlooking Mainfield, a Brookgreen rice field.
There are four stainless steel figures along the Lowcountry Trail: the plantation owner, the overseer, an enslaved African male, and an enslaved African female. All four figures are the work of Babette Bloch.
We did see the plantation owner figure, but I neglected to photograph it.
From the Lowcountry Trail we walked back to the Leonard Pavilion. We explored more of Brookgreen Gardens from this starting point.
The remaining photographs were taken, as we meandered through the gardens.
Here is a close-up picture of the alligator!
There are many more sculptures at Brookgreen Gardens, and I am not done sharing some of those sculptures. Stay tuned for one other day during our vacation, when we returned to Brookgreen Gardens.
One Response to “South Carolina Vacation: Brookgreen Gardens”
The sculptures are beautiful I especially like the ones of the slave female and the overseer. These have movement to them and look alive to me. You look very cute sitting on the bench. It looks like you are enjoying yourself!