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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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Can spend a few hours here

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Mississippi
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

A really pleasant and quiet experience. I went on for some quiet time and for some meditation space and it worked out perfectly.

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Mountain Brook, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you visit Birmingham you must visit the Gardens. Totally free. Open every day. Recently renovated Conservatory is open and warm on a cold day. Inside the garden center is a wonderful library that specializes in everything botanical. Actually I live nearby and visit frequently.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a must stop, especially in the spring! Make sure to check out the Japanese garden...beautiful!

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