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July Issue 2004
Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, Offers Cool Summer Evening
For the perfect ending to a day, enjoy evenings
at Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, every Wed.-Fri.,
through Aug. 20, 2004, during Cool Summer Evenings, featuring
evenings with music, drama, picnics and boat tours and the Brookgreen
"This year, we decided to bring the focus for Cool Summer Evenings back to the gardens," said Helen Benso, vice president for marketing at Brookgreen. "The soft evening glow offers visitors a chance to see the gardens in a new and different light."
All three evenings visitors can witness a spectacular
sunset aboard The Springfield, Brookgreen's 48' pontoon boat,
as it winds its way through freshwater creeks and abandoned rice
fields. They may also purchase a cool picnic supper from a variety
of gourmet items and dine surrounded by a canopy of massive live
oak trees anywhere in the sculpture garden.
Wednesdays, experience history where history was made as Brookgreen presents the play, Aaron and Theodosia, the dramatic story of Aaron Burr, third vice-president of the United States and his daughter, Theodosia, who married Joseph Alston and lived on one of the plantations at Brookgreen and whose disappearance at sea still remains a mystery. Written by Katherine Kellam, Aaron and Theodosia stars local actors Bill Oberst, Jr. and Kelly Callahan.
On Thursday evenings, kids take center stage when Brookgreen offers Kids Kaleidoscope, a changing schedule of storytelling and animals programs. Adults can relax and listen as musicians fill the gardens with soft string music.
Smooth Summer Music on Fridays provides a relaxing atmosphere to unwind and enjoy the gardens at dusk. Headline performers include pianist, Rocky Fretz, former star of the Carolina Opry and Charleston's Nikolai Svishev's Trio playing gypsy swing with influences of new flamenco.
Brookgreen Gardens contains the Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington Sculpture Garden, the country's first sculpture garden where more than 550 works of American sculpture are displayed and the Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve, which contains several thousand acres of native plants and animals.
For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the garden at 800/849-1931 or consult their web site at (www.brookgreen.org).
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