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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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Great Escape

I have been multiple times throughout the past couple of years and have never had a bad experience. It is a great place to get away from the city and enjoy nature in your own... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
David W
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have been multiple times throughout the past couple of years and have never had a bad experience. It is a great place to get away from the city and enjoy nature in your own backyard. Great place for photographers.

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Thank David W
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Even though it was off season there were so many beautiful plants and trees to look at. Make sure you have plenty of time though, you know to stop and smell the roses

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Gallant, Alabama
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109 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I drove the bus for a church senior's excursion. We had a wonderful lunch, walked the gardens and enjoyed the greenhouses. The rose garden is so beautiful with all the varieties. You can walk or sit in many locations throughout the gardens and just enjoy the beauty. I prefer the porch style swings. So relaxing.

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Thank Paul B
ga
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49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was very clean and worthy of a visit. We took the train ride and enjoyed all of the Christmas decorations. Children would enjoy and would also like the zoo which we could not see as we visited at night.

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Thank GaUncle
Nigeria
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

So I went visiting with my cousin. It is so beautiful there and if you have sometime take a few minutes off just to relax and bask in the wonders of nature.

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Hogansville, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We went to the Botanical Gardens after a visit to the Zoo. It proved to be too much for one day. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens are FREE which is a bonus. We did spend some time walking around, but know we didn't see hardly anything. Even though it is almost a 3 hour drive, we will be going back in... More 

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SAN ANTONIO
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

My daughter and I were in town visiting and rather than be in the way all day while everyone was cooking, we headed out to the Botanical Gardens. What a lovely place. Even in the cool fall, there is still much to see. We spent a lot of time in the Japanese garden amongst the bamboo, and the bogside trail... More 

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Thank MICHELLE G
Atlanta, GA
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137 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

I am still astounded that there is no charge to tour these gardens. It is pretty big and although it closes at dusk, I didn't have time to see it all after arriving about 4:30. I was actually there to go to Leaf 'n Petal, the gift shop adjoining the Gardens which is beautiful and unique in its own right.... More 

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110 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

It's free!! Its not the most impressive, however keeping in mind that it is free, it's almost wrongnto give it anything but 5 stars. There is a really beautiful red bridge over a lake in the back where the Japanese Gardens are. That was the best part. A little worried about the amount of still water ponds, there were some... More 

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Thank Asprkl
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We went on a cooler afternoon.......the grounds are beautiful with so many different types of plants! Took several scenic pictures. The only negative was a lack of water that caused the waterfalls to be dry. I would recommend going in the spring when more flowers are in bloom.

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