A Wild World of Art at Brookgreen Gardens

February 2021
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan
Photographs by: 
courtesy of Brookgreen Gardens

Wild World exhibit celebrates both art and nature 

What is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Brookgreen Gardens? Is it the incredible landscapes that feature amazing plants and animals that call the serene setting home? Or perhaps it is the impressive art the facility houses—from paintings to sculptures and everything in between?

This spring you’ll be able to enjoy an exhibit that celebrates both the art and wildlife of Brookgreen Gardens. Wild World: 200 Years of Nature in Art will be the first exhibit to be housed in the new Rosen Galleries. Opening on February 27 and running through May 23, it is the perfect blend of two of the things that make Brookgreen so special. 

Wild World will feature a variety of art from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries in mediums like paintings, sculpture, lithographs, etchings and drawings. The works included in the exhibit will be by artists in the fields of zoological and botanical illustration, sporting art and other fine art that capture topics that are the essence of Brookgreen—sculpture, plants, animals and history. The exhibit will be open daily and is free with garden admission. 

Wild World will kick off a monumental celebration at Brookgreen Gardens—their 90th anniversary! Special events and exhibits will take place over a two-year period. Visit brookgreen.org for more details.