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Mobile Botanical Gardens

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Lovely garden. Noisy weedeaters & mowers going ruined our visit.

I love gardens. Hence, I always try to visit those I find. This is a beautiful garden spot. Every... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
Jackson, Mississippi
Pleasant Walk

Went to visit Museum, which we found disappointing so spent more time in the garden, Very pleasant... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
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Mobile Botanical Gardens consists of 100 acres of design gardens, deep woods trails, and Longleaf conservation forest, offering something for everyone. Primary collections include the internationally recognized K.Sawada Camellia WinterGarden, the...more
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5151 Museum Dr, Mobile, AL 36608-1919
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I expected a well laid out and documented public garden. The map must not have been to scale because it was hard to know exactly where we were. And the flowers we wanted to know the names of were the not labeled. It says there...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyable enough spot to get out and enjoy a walk around the grounds. But, the gardens are in need of some TLC. The rhododendron and azalea areas seem to receive appropriate maintenance but the tea maze and the deep woods trail require some sprucing up....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens were hands down the most beautiful and serene place imaginable. It’s 100 acres landscaped with comfortable footpaths and tons of sit and rest/enjoy opportunities. It is impeccably cared for by a small staff and tons of volunteers. The one rep we encountered was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

The gardens are located about 30 minutes west of Mobile, near the Museum of Art. It was very easy to get to on surface streets. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours to see the entire garden area. You can also take time...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

This was the site of a scheduled event and we knew it was going to rain. The management was not helpful despite charging a lot of money. The woman in charge was rude and the man was clueless. They were unreasonable and petty. They refused...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank mobilebulldog
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

You wouldn’t expect to find a lot of color or blooms in late December, but you would be wrong! The Mobile Botanical Gardens are wort a visit, even in the dead of winter. The camellias blooms are quite impressive for late December! These gardens are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Visiting Pensacola FL, I decided to see the Mobile (AL)Botanical Gardens which was an hour drive each way — and worth the trip. The volunteers were very helpful to this first time visitor. The collection of diverse camellias was beautiful. The grounds and architectural items...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

This was our first time visiting this place and we were pleasantly surprised. It was so beautiful and the associate in the office was very nice. This is a must see when in town.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

I love gardens. Hence, I always try to visit those I find. This is a beautiful garden spot. Every city should have one. Lots of trees and flowers. Unfortunately, not all were in bloom during our visit, but we enjoyed it just the same. There’s...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Went to visit Museum, which we found disappointing so spent more time in the garden, Very pleasant walk

Date of experience: February 2018
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September 3, 2018|
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Response from RVTravelphotography | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the first week of April and the Azalias we in Bloom. There was another flower popular in the region that the attendent said was out of bloom so we did not walk up to the area which was past the green house... More
April 20, 2018|
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Response from BGBark | Reviewed this property |
From their web site. "Pets are allowed at the Gardens as long as they remain on a leash. Also, please clean up after your pet. There are several pet stations throughout the Gardens and the Longleaf Forest."
September 25, 2016|
Response from amzak | Reviewed this property |
My suggestion is to contact the botanical gardens to see about cost.