Brookgreen Gardens offers several interpretative or education programs. Horry Georgetown Technical College uses the grounds and greenhouses for horticultural classes. The sculptures provide art history lessons.
There is the Gullah-Geechee days that bring African American history to life via the lowcountry trail. Ron Daise serves as Vice President of Creative Education. Visitors learn about the rice plantations, the process and the skills involved from over 500 enslaved African Americans.
Through an archaelogical dig, the old plantation and slavery village were discovered.
Brookgreen Gardens has events for the public year-round. Visitors can annually enjoy Nights of a Thousand Candles in December.