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Address: 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Phone Number: +1 251-973-2217
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Walking
Description: Enjoy 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry in a Southern estate garden...
Enjoy 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry in a Southern estate garden with blooms and beauties every day of the year. It is our passion at Bellingrath Gardens and Home to preserve and enhance the 65-acre garden and grand estate home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath.
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Beautiful Christmas Lights!

We went here to view the Christmas light display and we were not disappointed. We got there about 45 minutes before it got dark and I am so glad we did! Were were able to enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went here to view the Christmas light display and we were not disappointed. We got there about 45 minutes before it got dark and I am so glad we did! Were were able to enjoy the beauty of the gardens before it got dark, and there was hardly anyone there. Seeing the lights change the atmosphere was magical. We... More 

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Franklinton, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to the gardens. It was magnificent! Although it was mid summer the flowers were beautiful. The house tour was so cool. It's looks as though they just packed up and went away for the weekend. We will be going back for Christmas to see it wrapped in lights!

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went with a friend of mine who had never been, and four Catholic nuns in pure white long habits who looked like angels, were walking down the path to the Oriental area and with the gorgeous azaleas blooming, the sun shining, the day perfect, she turned to me and said, "have I died and gone to heaven?". That is how... More 

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Jerusalem, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

What a fabulous way to spend a day. The gardens were so lovely to walk through, even on a 90 degree day, so much shade it hardly bothered us. For sure, tour the home, it's worth the small fee for the knowledge of the tour guide. The tour was chalked full of history and also much romance. I wished I... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

SO awesome, and so many different themes! The colors were great and I especially liked the many displays in and around the lake! I've never seen so many lights. It was so much bigger than I expected so be sure you're in pretty good shape for walking and standing. It was difficult for us to make the entire 'trip' around... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had high expectations for Bellingrath Gardens. We went in early June and were somewhat disappointed with the flowers. We could tell that during the azalea season it would be gorgeous. We were also told the Christmas is very beautiful as well. The home tour was exceptional. We enjoyed tour very much. We were the only people on the guided... More 

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D'Iberville, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I enjoyed the well tended gardens, the little phone information along the way. The house was definitely worth the extra admission price. We spent from around 10 in the am until around 4 in the afternoon and it was very pleasant and not crowded with other visitors so it was very relaxing.

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Richmond, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We loved this place! The gardens are wonderful for photos or just a quiet stroll. The garden map was accurate and easy to follow, though we did not use the audio tour (through your phone). It took us about 3 hours, but I feel like I could have spent the whole day here, there is so much to see. It... More 

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Corning
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This place is well worth the stop if you like this kind of thing. We really enjoyed walking in the gardens and taking pictures. The rose garden was our favorite. Plan on 2-3 hours to visit and be sure to tour the house also. The house is full of antique furniture and porcelain and the tour guides in the house... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A group of us decided to drive over to see the Christmas lights, from Pensacola. We had such a fun time walking through the wonderland created at Bellingrath Gardens! Worth a visit, in all seasons

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Additional Information about Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Address: 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Phone Number: +1 251-973-2217
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Theodore
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12

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