I believe part of the magic, the power of Brookgreen Gardens is the remenants of the intense and intricate love between two creative souls:Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington.

We get a brief and beautiful glimpse into the love they has for each other in one of Archer's poems, "Dedication." Written to and about Anna Hyatt Huntington it is now repserved in marble in the wall of Oak Allee'.


To those whose joyous smile across the haze
Of weariness would flood with light these days
And fold the valley of our journeying
Even in the silvery dawn of spring

To you my heart as might a sunlit sea
Welcomes your soul, ship of my destiny!
With you in splendor past all dreams desire
I found a world lighted by love's true fire.

-Archer M Huntington