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May 2013

Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, Offers Exhibit of Houses from Children’s Books

Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, will present the Enchanted Storybook Forest, an exhibition of storybook playhouses created by local builders, architects and organizations, on view from May 19 through Oct. 31, 2013.

“Each house is based on a classic children’s story or nursery rhyme and will encourage reading and interaction with the natural world,” said Bob Jewell, President and CEO at Brookgreen. “Our goal is to inspire children’s imaginations and give families another reason to visit the gardens.” Special programs and activities will occur throughout the season and include storytelling under the trees, arts and crafts and lessons on nature. The exhibit will be open daily and will be free with garden admission.

Fairy tale origins date back thousands of years and have bewitched young readers since their beginning. The origin of these types of oral stories is impossible to determine. Ancient cultures from all over the globe have fairy tales and the first known written fairy tales are from ancient Egypt around 1300 BC. What distinguishes a fairy tale from other stories is that it speaks to the heart and soul of children and what they have imagined - that the world can be a very scary place. But fairy tales don’t stop there, their message continues with a sense of courage, adventure, and hope. They offer a promise that if you have courage and if you persist, you can overcome any obstacle, conquer any foe. This summer, we hope to introduce some of that promise to our young guests.

Participating builders include: Appliance Science, Coastal Structures Corporation, Dependable Service Plumbing, Mozingo and Wallace Architects, Poulin Custom Builders, Riptide Builders, Sterling Homes, W.C. Jennings Company, and Brookgreen Volunteers.

Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and non-profit organization, offers one of the largest collections of outdoor sculpture in America. This preeminent collection of American representational sculpture includes - 560 works by 240 artists - representing such well-known artists as Charles Parks, Daniel Chester French, Carl Milles, August Saint-Gaudens and Anna Hyatt Huntington

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Gardens at 843/235-6000 or visit our (www.brookgreen.org).

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