Brookgreen Gardens

Friday, April 06, 2012, at 12:58AM

By Eric Richardson

Kathy and I are in South Carolina visiting family during her Spring Break. Just up the highway from our house at Litchfield are Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens, a pair of properties once owned by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington.

My family used to camp at the state park every year, so I've spent much time on that side of the road, but I can only remember once that we had ever visited Brookgreen, the sculpture gardens that the pair opened to the public in 1932. We paid a return visit this week and really enjoyed wandering around the former rice plantation.

A warm spring meant that even in the first week of April, many of the Brookgreen blooms were already past their prime.

Given our normal views in Los Angeles, though, all the green and color was still a sight to behold.

You can see more photos over in the Photos section.