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Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Address: 12401 Bellingrath Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Phone Number: 251-973-2217
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Theodore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This 65-acre estate is most well known for its lush and beautiful gardens featuring azaleas...
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Type: Gardens, Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This 65-acre estate is most well known for its lush and beautiful gardens featuring azaleas, camellias, and other flowering plants, but the house, built in 1935, is also stunning. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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appleton, wi
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We walked all over this property and it is lovely. Highly recommend. We were there in the winter so nothing was blooming, but it was still pretty!

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Kendallville, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Although we had researched this facility before visiting, my wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the quality and variation in the gardens. The grounds are very well kept, and the flowers are changed regularly with the seasons. We enjoyed the house tour and getting to know more about the Bellingraths' marriage and their positive impact on people and this... More 

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Moselle, Mississippi
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We've been to Bellingrath several times and we're never disappointed. We went in December when the Christmas displays were up. Not many flowers were in bloom, but the staff did, as usual, an amazing job with the Christmas decorations. We've been through the house before, but every time we go we notice something different. This is a beautiful and relaxing... More 

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Laramie
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Visiting in January, I wasn't sure how attractive the gardens would be. But the staff obviously plants and maintains the gardens to be beautiful year round. Camellias, glossy holly, and some flowering trees were lovely, and the layout of the gardens which were the pride of the Bellingraths is worth a visit by any gardener. The home and it's largely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My husband and I visited Bellingrath Gardens back in September. The flowers were simply lovely, we had the the grounds pretty much to ourselves, there were only a few people there viewing the flowers, it was very quiet and I was able to take lots and lots of pictures!!! We did not go through the home of the Bellingraths because... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I will agree it was not the best time weather wise to view the gardens bit at least the sun was out so I made the best of it. I enjoyed viewing the gardens and home

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Pensacola, Florida
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166 reviews 166 reviews
14 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Living about an hour and a half away, and hearing of how great the lights were for the christmas display, we finally had the opportunity to go this December. I can say that you will not be disappointed in this event. The lights are set up in themes throughtout the walking tour of the grounds. Some are traditional Christmas themes,... More 

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Irvington, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Beautiful place! The grounds are well kept, with gorgeous flowers and trees, as well as aquatic areas. The exhibits are lovely and the special programs are educational and fun. This year was my first "Holiday Lights" and it was fantastic. I wish they had a yearly membership.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have been a couple times, but had not been there in 4 years. Wow...amazing lights in 2014. We went after the rush (December 30) and arrived as the gates opened. For us that is the best time to go. Less crowded and easier to maneuver with a stroller. We have also been to the Gardens in the late spring... More 

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paris
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was a wonderful surprise find. We were traveling through the city and planned our overnight here enroute to our destination. We visited the home during the day, had a light snack at the cafeteria and waited for it to get dark so we could see the full effect of the holiday lights. The gardens were aglow. We really enjoyed... More 

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