We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL 25223
Phone Number: 205 414 3950
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 194 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 121
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Excellant place to see the many wonders of nature

Various flowers and plants to enjoy. Well maintained with wide paths and shady areas to enjoy. Many place to sit along the way and enjoy the wildlife.

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
James B
Add Photo Write a Review

194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 192: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Various flowers and plants to enjoy. Well maintained with wide paths and shady areas to enjoy. Many place to sit along the way and enjoy the wildlife.

Helpful?
Thank James B
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My favorite visit was watching the enjoyment of my Chinese friend visit the gardens. She was thrilled with Birmingham and enchanted with the Botanical Gardens. She was ready to move here!

Helpful?
Thank iloveitaly2010
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Free admission. We bought some plants. Nothing too special but a fun trip. I like the greenhouse. Japanese gardens kind of a let down.

Helpful?
Thank Hillary L
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this garden often. It is very well kept, big, and full of Pokemon GO stops. Their Japanese garden is expanding/being upgraded and beautiful. We brought a blanket and picnicked in the shades. There are swinging benches and pavilions available on a first come first serve basis. Restrooms near the entrance and water fountains for filling up bottles. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank bsaltima
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Possibly the nicest Botanical garden I have ever visited. Absolutely beautiful, amazing diversity. The Japanese area is incredible and was definitely my favourite. Hours of enjoyment for the low price of nothing, couldn't recommend it enough.

Helpful?
Thank A B
Milton, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very impressed. Well kept grounds, lots to look at and couldn't believe there was no admission fee. Very nice place to visit.

Helpful?
Thank Monique H
Conyers, Georgia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place to take fabulous pictures. The paths and designs of the gardens are well thought out and maintained. Best of all it is free!

Helpful?
Thank sportsmom204
Wyoming
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the occasion to visit the Birmingham Botanical gardens in December on a beautiful day which would be summery for most other places in the US. They were planting pansies. When asked they said they were their winter flowers. I could only wish. The gardens are set up in sections all beautiful to wander around in. We visited the great... More 

Helpful?
Thank magpie45
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great paths and plants! Relaxing and free! Great way to pass the time! Love to take pictures there! Best time is of course the Spring!

Helpful?
Thank BamaKaren
HOOVER
Level Contributor
108 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens constantly have events that you can attend that cost and are free. The gardens are very well maintained and we enjoy taking the family there. On certain Saturdays there is Hikes for Tykes where kids under 6 can go and do a hike with a guide (and parents of course).

Helpful?
Thank jkristen426

Travelers who viewed Birmingham Botanical Gardens also viewed

 

Been to Birmingham Botanical Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Charlottesville, Virginia
3 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Birmingham Botanical Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?