Here on the coast of South Carolina we are shaking off our version of winter, popping our allergy medication to fend off the pollen onslaught, donning our flip-flops, and heading outdoors to welcome spring with open arms. With the sun shining and temperatures in the mid-70s my husband and I decided on lunch outside overlooking the marsh and a visit to Brookgreen Gardens.
If you ever make it to the Murrells Inlet area be sure to put this wonderful, unique place on your “must-see” list. You will find acres of stunning gardens interspersed with sculptures and live oaks dripping with Spanish moss. They also offer a small zoo, boat rides along the historic rice fields, and special events throughout the year.
This is the perfect time of year to catch the azaleas in their full blooming glory. (If you are watching the Masters this weekend you can see them along the golf course.) Other flowers emerging from their winter slumber include the poppies and the rhododendron.
I hope you enjoy this virtual tour through the gardens. I took over 180 shots, and it is difficult to narrow down which ones to include. Happy springtime from our sweet southern shores!