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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2612 Lane Park Road, Mountain Brook, AL 25223
205 414 3950
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Homewood, Alabama, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a beautiful place to visit! There are various gardens including the Japanese and rose gardens. There are a lot of paths to walk down and numerous places to sit and enjoy the gardens. Best of all-it's free!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

There were a few flowers in bloom but still really enjoyed our time there. We walked all over and walked the trails! Bring your walking shoes! I know it is going to beautiful in Spring and it is so peaceful! I loved finding all the hidden trails. One thing I did notice was some people on their phones. It is... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

When I come into Birmingham with a couple of days at my disposal, I always make a point to stop by the gardens. It is free, which is a perk, and since they are gardens, there are fewer little kids then at the zoo or other outdoor attractions. So it usually a relaxing stroll with great scenery at any time... More

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Deltona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The gardens are large, luscious, and beautiful. I visited in the fall and some of the tree were changing and few flowers still in bloom. I hope to go back in the spring one day. Every time you visit you will discover something new.

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Hixson, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We loved all the different gardens and the trails through the woods. The library was closed at the time of our visit, but there was sort of a farmer's market going on with lots of pumpkins, flowers, and such on display. We can't believe such a wonderful attraction was free, and we can't wait to go back.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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101 reviews 101 reviews
60 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A buddy of mine and I had a decent visit here during my first stay in this city. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens consist of a wide variety of scenic environments that make for pleasant strolls practically anywhere on the grounds. I’ve been spoiled by a vast number of awesome gardens and arboretums (e.g., SoCal, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, S.F.), so my... More

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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101 reviews 101 reviews
60 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

A buddy of mine and I had a decent visit here during my first stay in this city. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens consist of a wide variety of scenic environments that make for pleasant strolls practically anywhere on the grounds. I’ve been spoiled by a vast number of awesome gardens and arboretums (e.g., SoCal, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, S.F.), so my... More

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Brighton, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My wife and I went here last month, and loved every minute of it. We went in the afternoon, so, I would recommend going as early as possible. They have all kind of flowers and trees from all over the world. We will definately be going back when we have more time.

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Atlanta, GA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
21 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Worth a look if you're anywhere near Birmingham. Many areas are under construction and most of the fountains and water displays are not working, but there's enough here to satisfy. And it's free. The Japanese Gardens were our favorite part. Stop in the visitor center first and get a map of the grounds. There is little signage and you may... More

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Adamsville, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Well worth checking out and it's free! Been there with family many times for picnics and photos. Last we knew they were renovating the Japanese Gardens so call first. The local shops are uniquely charming.

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