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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Address: 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1800
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+1 205-414-3950

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The. Place. Is. Beautiful.

Not only is this place free, it's gorgeous. The grounds, building and bathrooms are all well kept and a breath of fresh air. I would highly recommend for a morning walk, daytime... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mooresville, North Carolina
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only is this place free, it's gorgeous. The grounds, building and bathrooms are all well kept and a breath of fresh air. I would highly recommend for a morning walk, daytime adventure or evening stroll. Lots of spots to get great pictures!

Thank AND19_79
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25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a happy discovery! This pretty garden has many thematic spaces and is well maintained, although the water features were either empty or murky enough to make us wince and I would have appreciated better signage on the very distinctive plants especially. There are large and beautiful koi and turtles in the "Japanese Garden" area, where we also found a... More 

Thank Peggy M
Moorestown, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful day to walk through the gardens. Under a mile from the Hampton Inn. The staff was very friendly. Parking is a bear here. I recommend walking if it's a nice day and under a mile and does not cross the 4 lane highway.

Thank TranquilGardenMom
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very nice and FREE botanical garden on a Spring Friday morning. It did not have a lot of different vignettes but was quaint. Can't beat it for the price. ;-)

Thank Lauren S
Pensacola, Florida
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find. This is a free garden you can easily visit. It was easy to find and how wonderful to visit. The gardens are well maintained and kept. They are gorgeous especially when everything is in full bloom. The paths around the gardens are easy to walk around. It is a great place especially if you want photo ops.... More 

Thank Semgrl86
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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164 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admission is FREE & the gardens are lovely. No doubt, when everything is in full bloom, it will be even more enjoyable. If you're ever in the Philadelphia area, go see "Grounds for Sculpture" and "Longwood Gardens".

Thank mtaylorp
Muncie, Indiana
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the Birmingham Botanical garden in different seasons, and it always is an enchating experience. Of course, when the flowers and shrubs are in bloom is the most beautiful time, but our last visit on a cool, rainy early spring day, was just as lovely. The garden isn't large, but is planned in a way that it seems... More 

Thank Deborah W
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77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very comfortable April afternoon when we visited. They have ample parking space. No admission fee involve. Very nicely taken care of despite free entrance fee.

Thank Masumi Y
Montgomery, Alabama
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not there during a peak blooming period so our experience was somewhat skewed. The gardens are showing their age although overall there are well maintained. Best of all is this is a free attraction and a really nice place to walk for exercise. I would not call it a tourist attraction but more of a place for locals.

Thank Bill F
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always enjoy a visit to the Botanical Gardens. It is a favorite spot for photographers of nature and/or people. There is a gift shop and seasonal plant sales. The Garden Café hosts luncheons for guests up to 40 people to large receptions up to 300. There is no admission and weather-permitting it is a wonderful place to bring a picnic... More 

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