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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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Well marked gardens with wide handicap access paved trails

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have been to Botanical Gardens in many different cities and this one is my absolute favorite! Its always open, its free to the public, and if you go on a weekday its usually not crowded. Very well kept and always beautiful, I have been visiting the gardens here for years and I have never found one that has the... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The children love it, the adults love it. The different gardens are beautiful and it seems like something is always blooming. Right now the dogwoods and azalea bushes are in full bloom. The iris bulbs and rhododendrons are about to bloom.

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Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Though I've been to Birmingham a handful of times, this was my first visit to the gardens. Lots to see, especially the Japanese gardens with the koi pond and tea house. Not everything was in bloom being early spring, but I did take photos of cherry blossoms and tulips. This is not really something teenagers would want to be a... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I enjoy this place. It is very relaxing and there is no cost. It's great to go solo or on a date. There are several paths to walk on.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ground not kept up well in the winter. Felt like we were walking through an exhibit of dead leaves with a few sparse flowers. The Asian sections were a bit more interesting, but overall this is not worth the trip. For context, Dallas Arboretum blows this away.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The attactions right from entrance till exit was amazing. All the different types of flowers, trees, herbs, shrubs were fantastic. It feels me great to visit it. The experience will always be in my memory for the entire lifetime. - Thank you.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The grounds are gorgeous!! It's free to public. Open on sundays. Lots of trails with shade. A plant store if you want to pick something up. A huge property including a conservatory with a variety of worldly plants. Took our 8 year old and she loved it. The zoo is across the street so you can make a day of... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It was raining but that did not stop us. The Botanical Gardens are FREE, what a great way to take a walk with a friend or lover and enjoy the calm and quiet amongst a beautiful setting. One of my favorite places is the Japanese gardens. A great setting for pictures. We will be returning when things are in bloom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a gorgeous setting. It is filled with mature trees that are beautiful to see from bottom to top. There are various plants that float in small ponds and picturesque above ground watering areas. Specific shrubs are abundant and everything is well marked. The gift shop is filled with educational books and knowledgeable persons working there.... More 

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