Brookgreen Gardens nabs award for arts contribution

dbryant@thesunnews.comMay 7, 2013 

Brookgreen Gardens has been recognized for its contribution to the arts and the cultural life of communities across the state.

The attraction, which is a National Historic Landmark and a nonprofit, received The Winthrop University Medal of Honor in the Arts, which was established in 2001 to honor those who encourage the arts.

Brookgreen picked up the award last month at Winthrop University.

“Brookgreen Gardens and Winthrop University share a common vision not only to improve the quality of life for Carolina’s residents, but to raise the standards of education and appreciation of art in our country,” Bob Jewell, Brookgreen’s president and CEO, said in a news release.

Earlier in April, Brookgreen was recognized nationally as one of the top 10 public gardens in the United States by TripAdvisor, which compiled the list based on traveler reviews and opinions.

Brookgreen, which is off U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, was sixth on the list, and the website noted it featured the first sculpture park in the United States.

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