OLLI Trips and Events

Summer 2021 Trips

TRI300 - OLLI Day Trip To Brookgreen Gardens Via Coach Bus
Murrells Inlet, S.C. www.Brookgreen.org
Date: Wed, July 28, 2021. 7:30 a.m. Leave USCB Bluffton/Beaufort Campus, return 6:30 p.m.
Price: $75 includes travel on a deluxe coach bus, park entrance with initial guide, and historical Creek excursion. Note: This is an active tour. Participants should feel comfortable walking, getting on/off a pontoon boat, and understand it’s a full day at Brookgreen.

Brookgreen Gardens is a unique melding of art, nature, and history. Since its founding in 1931, by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, Brookgreen has been a cultural center for the community. South Carolina residents take pride in the fact that in their midst is one of America’s premier gardens and one of a few select places in the United States to have earned accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums as well as being designated a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Overview: Coach bus ride to Brookgreen (2.5+ hours). Spend the day at Brookgreen strolling through the gardens on a guided tour along with plenty of time to explore these incredibly beautiful spaces on your own. We’ll go on a Creek excursion aboard a 48-foot pontoon boat with an interpreter. We’ll pass historic rice fields, home to alligators, waterfowl, and osprey as we see the distinctive landscape of the rice plantations and understand the role of enslaved Africans in the cultivation of the rice crop and the shaping of the history of the Lowcountry.