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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Address: 2612 Lane Park Road, Mountain Brook, AL 25223
Phone Number: 205 414 3950
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Even in the fall when only a handful of flowers are still in bloom, this place is gorgeous and peaceful. And it's always free! So that's a plus. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, the gardens are spread out and has many of areas to check out. If you want to only stroll through a small area you can as... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went to the garden in what would obviously be the off season but we happened to pass by and decided to stop. The gardens are quite nice, serene to visit. We could only imagine going during blooming season! We were vey surprised to find out that both admission and parking were free. We would highly recommend lunch at the café... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love the Birmingham Botanical Gardens! Peaceful, trendy, relaxing and enchanting. From the Rose Garden to the koi pond is a gorgeous walk during all seasons, however during fall it is heavenly with the colorful tress and their leaves falling and gliding in the breeze. It doesn't seem real. They have benches along the paths under trees so that you... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A nice sized botanical gardens with lovely walking paths and gardens. October is not the ideal time of year for gardens but there was plenty to see. The rose garden was beautiful as was the Southern Living garden area. The gift shop was particularly wonderful - extensive and unique selection of plants and home & garden accessories. We also enjoyed... More

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Silver City, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This garden has existed for about 60 years and is of reasonable size. It is located across from the Birmingham zoo in a quiet area. Admission is always free, and the staff were all pleasant to talk with and were very helpful. The garden is beginning to fade by mid-September in anticipation of winter, and only a few roses are... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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158 reviews 158 reviews
70 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I loved the huge variety of roses on display in the Rose Garden earlier in the summer! The Rose Garden had so many varieties to look at, (all were identified as you would expect) but there is so much more to see at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham. Wander, browse and enjoy!

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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

These gardens are so expansive, one day will not be sufficient to tour it all. Lots of walking paths. There are 67 acres, containing many garden types, we chose to visit Southern Living Garden, others nearby the main building, as our day there suffered a very sunny 100 degree afternoon. We did enjoy a short walk through the Rain Forest... More

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Hernando, Mississippi
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The gardens are beautiful and peaceful. I love the Japanese garden with the peaceful pond, bridge and bamboo backdrop. However, my most recent visit to the gardens was for a wedding. The wedding was held in the front garden. The lily pad pond made a pretty backdrop for the ceremony, and the trees lining the garden offered some shade. The... More

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Crestview, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Botanical Gardens of Birmingham is amazing. The layout is beautifully done and it is an enjoyable experience for the whole family. The Japanese Garden is created with a zen atmosphere and artfully laid out. You could spend the whole day there. I would suggest going during the cooler parts of the day. Have a blast!

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Mobile, Alabama
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172 reviews 172 reviews
121 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you are looking for something to do that is free, then please do stop by and enjoy the gardens. It was hot outside, but there was enough shade by the overhead trees that it made it a nice experience. I headed straight to the Japanese garden due to only having an hour to spend before closing. It made for... More

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