Brookgreen Gardens’ two indoor exhibits will be on display daily starting Friday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Exhibits are free with garden admission. Beginning with the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion, it’s a joy of the holiday season in seeing how the horticulture and sculpture departments transform the two galleries into festive into holiday wonderlands. Presented by the Sculpture Department the holiday exhibit, Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus, features paintings by Tom Browning, the world’s premier Santa Claus artist. In addition to his Santa art, Tom Browning is a renowned painter of western landscapes and his works are highly acclaimed throughout the United States.
Brookgreen’s electric model train village, including Lionel and American Flyer, has grown significantly since last year, both indoors and outdoors. It returns with tributes to Hershey, PA, and to Georgetown’s historic Front Street, plus an enhanced Erector Set display and a winter carnival with hundreds of moving parts. If you don’t believe in Santa Claus, you will after you tour this special exhibit.
In Signs of the Season in Flora and Fauna exhibition, the Horticulture Department uses natural materials and plants to create a fantasy forest scene complete with a holiday feast for the animals as the centerpiece. The fantasy forest continues outside the window of the gallery to create the illusion of bringing the outdoors – indoors.
You will be surrounded with plants from Brookgreen and see how the beauty of nature can be found in the smallest details. From moss growing on a log to the delicate buds on the beech trees, the staff and volunteers display a beautiful combination of natural art along with selected pieces of sculpture from our collection. The exhibits are free with garden admission and included in admission for Nights of a Thousand Candles.