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Brookgreen Gardens
Courtesy of Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington founded Brookgreen in 1931, stitching together 9,127 acres of former rice plantations stretching from the Waccamaw River to the Atlantic Ocean. Anna was a sculptor, and during the Depression the Huntingtons became patrons to many struggling artists. Today, the gardens harbor 2,000 species of plants, a wide variety of birds and animals, and an astonishing 550 outdoor sculptures; 800/849-1931 or brookgreen.org.

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