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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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Love going here. It is always beautiful no matter what time of year that you go. I love going in the spring when the rose garden is in full bloom. If you are lucky you will get to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Chelsea, Alabama
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Chelsea, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love going here. It is always beautiful no matter what time of year that you go. I love going in the spring when the rose garden is in full bloom. If you are lucky you will get to see a couple exchanging thier vows.

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The BBG is a lovely garden with excellent and well maintained trails, making it perfect for contemplative walks, photography and plant observation. The garden has frequent classes and the distinction of having the only public library (focused on botany) in the US, as part of the garden. For garden and plant enthusiasts, this is well worth a visit, I especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Definitely worth our time. So much room for the little ones to run around and unbelievably beautiful scenery. And it's free! You need at least 2 hours to see everything.

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Hayden, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Free Park! It's perfect for a quiet stroll through beautiful scenery perhaps after lunch! Enjoyed the serenity for a nice conversation and looks like a lovely spot for a picnic although I have never tried.

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Benton, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great gardens. Small and compact but great for an afternoon or early morning visit. Easy walks and clearly marked paths.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was a planned trip for us on our stay in town. The park is so beautiful in summer. Want to come back in fall and spring. Recommend for anyone who loves the outdoors. Go in the morning if in summer; gets pretty hot in the evening and there is a lot of garden to see!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Its always lovely to escape to green space in the city and this is a real oasis of calm that dulls the urban noise. There are over 40 garden areas and the usual glasshouses that are found in most botanical gardens. The real treat however, is the butterfly garden and house signposted from the cafe by large colourful artificial butterflies.... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It is free, there is no entrance fee. Its a nice place to spend an afternoon, I wouldn't say that you would find lot of flowers, but its very calm and serene. You could just hangout or walk-around the botanical gardens.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Botanical Gardens are a treasure! Whether you have 30 minutes or several hours this is the place to go. The gardens have gentle walking paths and a variety of plants and experiences. On a cold or rainy day it is nice to visit the green houses. If you have more time, the Japanese gardens are well worth a stroll.... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The best part of this is that it's FREE, but this is a great way to teach children about nature in the heart of the city (well, not the direct heart, but you know what I mean.) We downloaded the scavenger hunt from the website and followed part of it. We had a great time exploring the roses and talking... More 

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