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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Address: 2612 Lane Park Road, Mountain Brook, AL 25223
Phone Number: 205 414 3950
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World class botanic gardens

Absolutely loved the gardens which we saw for the 1st time on a visit to the city from Colorado. No idea it would be such a 'find' as the AAA tourbook didn't rate it a GEM - what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Littleton, Colorado
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Littleton, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved the gardens which we saw for the 1st time on a visit to the city from Colorado. No idea it would be such a 'find' as the AAA tourbook didn't rate it a GEM - what a huge mistake and a disservice to potential visitors and the management of the gardens. My husband and I spent almost 4... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Birmingham botanical gardenshas something for everyone. If the roses are not in bloom, something else will be. There is also plenty of shadyspots for a blanket and picnic bbasket. The only item that you should not leave at home, is your CAMERA. Because, whether or not you are in to photography, there will be beauty all around. Plus a... More 

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went there just in time for that "golden hour," just before sunset. The lighting was fantastic -- although a lot of photographers were out, it didn't feel crowded. Japanese and the rose gardens were our favorites. Surprised that admission was free. Great way to spend the afternoon.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My daughter and I spent several hours here exploring the gardens. It is definitely a place you should go to spend a few hours...

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you get the opportunity you should definitely visit the Botanical Gardens located in Mountain Brook, Al! The gardens are lovely, as was the garden shop where you could buy anything from plants, to soap and candles, to garden urns! I could have shopped for much longer but the gardens were calling my name! I will be back to spend... More 

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USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The roses were in bloom and very beautiful what was interesting is I didn't see any bees but a lot of greenery lot of green plants and shrubbery I like the gift shop to buy plants convenient beautiful area and nice clothes for walking

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Milan, Italy
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59 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This place is truly a place where to rest and loose yourself in the nature just a few minutes away from the city. Apart from flowers (the rose garden was soo beautiful), the nice things are the benches and the swings scattered around the park where one can sit, relax him/herself and contemplate the surroundings (we also spotted a couple... More 

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Tuckerman, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My daughter and her boyfriend, college kids on a budget, decided to have a small wedding ceremony at the Botanical Gardens. No reservation required. No charge. We found a separate and private area of the rose garden for the wedding and it could not have gone better. The gardens are beautiful and there's something for everyone -- including stunning Japanese... More 

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Boutte, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a very well maintained place. I learned a lot of things here with the different types of plants. This is a nice way to kill time, and it's free. Our 2 1/2 year old enjoyed their rose garden and smelling all the roses!! The only thing was when we went there was a school field trip.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was my first visit to the Gardens and I was impressed. Even though still early in the year for full blooms of many species the gardens were lush and green. The many varied colors of Roses are amazing along with the size of blooms. Each section of the garden is clearly marked as well as the type of flowers,... More 

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