Brookgreen Gardens, a national historic landmark, on Monday announced the opening of their new Leonard Pavilion. The space is now available for rentals and will host Brookgreen’s array of programs and special events. The pavilion, located near the Lowcountry Center, is named for Trustee Emeritus Don Leonard who donated the lead gift for the building’s construction.
“The Leonard Pavilion offers guests a beautiful covered venue in one of the most dazzling locations in the Lowcountry,” Page Kiniry, CEO of Brookgreen Gardens, said. “We are ecstatic to be able to utilize this outdoor space for our guests. It would not have been possible without our donors, whose support keeps Brookgreen a landmark for generations to come.”
The pavilion will host a multitude of events and educational programming and will support the Creative Education and Collections Departments, Brookgreen’s learning hub for history and nature. In 2018, more than 8,000 students attended creative educational programs at Brookgreen with over 5,600 different school groups attending.
Brookgreen will hold special events and programs in the Leonard Pavilion for members and guests to enjoy. Along with Brookgreen’s hosted events, members will be able to rent the Pavilion for private events including weddings.
For more information, visit www.brookgreen.org.