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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Address: 2612 Lane Park Road, Mountain Brook, AL 25223
Phone Number: 205 414 3950
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Lone Tree, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

So beautiful and we'll kept. We couldn't come close to seeing it all in one trip. Regularly see weddings there. It's just such a calm and peaceful area. One of the real gems of Birmingham.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Even in the fall when only a handful of flowers are still in bloom, this place is gorgeous and peaceful. And it's always free! So that's a plus. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, the gardens are spread out and has many of areas to check out. If you want to only stroll through a small area you can as... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
8 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went to the garden in what would obviously be the off season but we happened to pass by and decided to stop. The gardens are quite nice, serene to visit. We could only imagine going during blooming season! We were vey surprised to find out that both admission and parking were free. We would highly recommend lunch at the café... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love the Birmingham Botanical Gardens! Peaceful, trendy, relaxing and enchanting. From the Rose Garden to the koi pond is a gorgeous walk during all seasons, however during fall it is heavenly with the colorful tress and their leaves falling and gliding in the breeze. It doesn't seem real. They have benches along the paths under trees so that you... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A nice sized botanical gardens with lovely walking paths and gardens. October is not the ideal time of year for gardens but there was plenty to see. The rose garden was beautiful as was the Southern Living garden area. The gift shop was particularly wonderful - extensive and unique selection of plants and home & garden accessories. We also enjoyed... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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