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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2612 Lane Park Road, Mountain Brook, AL 25223
205 414 3950
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Type: Gardens
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Silver City, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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101 reviews 101 reviews
17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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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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123 helpful votes 123 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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