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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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The Botanical Gardens is a definite stop when in the Mountainbrook area of Birmingham. Go to soak in the beauty & solitude. Take a date or your partner. Do not go if you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The Botanical Gardens is a definite stop when in the Mountainbrook area of Birmingham. Go to soak in the beauty & solitude. Take a date or your partner. Do not go if you are looking to be entertained. Take your shoes off. See Bees @ work. Stop and smell the roses...literally. Abundant gift shop and plants for sale. Oh, it's... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Always well-maintained and there is something new I notice every time I visit. I think it makes the garden even better if you are able to visit once per season to see how everything changes and what new flowers are blooming. I'm not sure if their are rules prohibiting feeding the fish in the Japanese garden, but I usually take... More 

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Beautiful gardens displaying a wide variety of plants and flowers! Trails meander in and out of the various gardens. Several couples/groups had blankets on the ground and were enjoying picnics under the shade of the ornamental trees! Great place to sit and admire the beauty of nature in the middle of the city! No charge, but donations were accepted.

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Florence, Alabama, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It's hard to fuss when it's free. The gardens are very nice. I've been to many across the country, and these are about average. The bathrooms hadn't been cleaned in what appeared to be several days. My wife and I spent about three hours moseying around the gardens. It was worth visiting.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We came in the summertime and the gardens were incredible! I love taking pictures and there were ample opportunities to do so in these gardens. There was a good variety to see. Very quiet when we went, not a lot of people there. It didn't take us long to walk through the whole thing though, I wish it had been... More 

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Columbia, SC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very impressed with the rose garden and its hundreds of varieties of roses. Chanced to visit during a display of Bonsai, which was incredible! Also enjoyed the garden shop and koi pond.

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Littleton, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Absolutely loved the gardens which we saw for the 1st time on a visit to the city from Colorado. No idea it would be such a 'find' as the AAA tourbook didn't rate it a GEM - what a huge mistake and a disservice to potential visitors and the management of the gardens. My husband and I spent almost 4... More 

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went there just in time for that "golden hour," just before sunset. The lighting was fantastic -- although a lot of photographers were out, it didn't feel crowded. Japanese and the rose gardens were our favorites. Surprised that admission was free. Great way to spend the afternoon.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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112 reviews 112 reviews
27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My daughter and I spent several hours here exploring the gardens. It is definitely a place you should go to spend a few hours...

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you get the opportunity you should definitely visit the Botanical Gardens located in Mountain Brook, Al! The gardens are lovely, as was the garden shop where you could buy anything from plants, to soap and candles, to garden urns! I could have shopped for much longer but the gardens were calling my name! I will be back to spend... More 

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Address: Address: 2612 Lane Park Road, Mountain Brook, AL 25223
Phone Number: 205 414 3950
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mountain Brook

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