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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2612 Lane Park Road, Mountain Brook, AL 25223
205 414 3950
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Hernando, Mississippi
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We enjoyed an afternoon stroll through the gardens and found it be pleasant even on a warm July day.

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I liked the gift shops selection at the gardens. The Gardens were great for a leisurely stroll with friends. The rose garden was my favorite. All of the beautiful colors of roses were breathtaking. We had lunch reservations in the restaurant and it was delicious. The staff was very nice and friendly. The food was great. I would recommend making... More

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Athens
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped on a whim and had a nice stroll though the gardens. We were amazed it was free! Highly recommend it. Our favorite was the fern garden, but we enjoyed the Japanese garden, too.

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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135 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited the garden on June 18th. Although June is not the ideal period to visit a garden, there were a lot of different flowers to see. There is enough parking and there is no admission. You can get a map of the garden but be aware you need glasses to read it. Download the one of the website and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a great place to spend your afternoon. There's always something blooming in every season. As a gardener myself, I have learned a lot from visiting. The best part is it's free!

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Bonifay, Florida, USA
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Gardens included so many different types of gardens and such variety in plants! I never knew there were so many varieties of Hostas, for instance. The rose garden was fragrant with many different varieties of roses! So much to see! I spent several hours just strolling through! I even caught glimpses of chipmunks!

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Trussville, Alabama
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Last fall and again this past Sunday, our Women's Group from church visited the beautiful Botanical Gardens. The flowers are so pretty and you can enjoy the beauty while getting some much needed exercise walking the trails. Since I was a kid, my favorite area has been the Japanese Gardens with the water, bridges and fish. I do wish the... More

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