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“Water, water everywhere”

Huntsville Botanical Garden
Ranked #2 of 69 things to do in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Huntsville Botanical Garden is open year-round and boasts a picture perfect aquatic garden, a spectacular wildflower and nature trail and numerous specialty gardens and plant collections. The Children’s Garden and Nature Center contain the nation’s largest seasonal butterfly house and eight specialized gardens aimed toward the younger set. Children and adults alike will enjoy a stroll through the dinosaur garden, the space garden, storybook garden and more. Family festivals include Beaks and Barks, Huntsville Blooms, the Scarecrow Trail, and the nationally recognized Galaxy of Lights, and be sure not to miss our annual summer exhibits, designed to appeal to children and families. The Garden also has a gift shop, indoor and outdoor facility rental options, and education programs for all ages. The Garden is a privately run 501c3 non-profit, which receives a majority of its support from garden members, supporters, and corporate donors.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed August 2, 2012

The summer fountains and ponds in the children's garden and elsewhere make this a great place to be on a hot day. The grounds are beautiful, the treehouses are fun, the butterfly house is a good place to see butterflies and learn about their life cycle.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Visit their website for all of the planned activites they have! The children's garden is wonderful, and they have special "give back" days with reduced entrance fees (or accept donations for local agencies). We love the Galaxy of Lights as well!

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Reviewed July 28, 2012

My average rating is really based on the timing of our trip. A hot July Saturday afternoon did not offer a lot of color to the gardens, but it is vey evident that this is a well run attraction, reasonably priced with lots of potential. My expectations will be very high for a spring or fall visit. There seems to be great diversity throughout the property. Staff was very accommodating as we brought our own picnic lunch. There is an ample supply of shaded tables in the gardens.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

The botanical gardens of Hunstville are a nice place to spend a long morning. It is very peaceful in the gardens with lots of pretty plantings. The butterfly enclosure is wonderful and the children's area is lots of fun. If you have kids and it is summer take their swim suits and let them play in all the water oriented themed areas.

1  Thank casitica
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

I took my children through the galaxy of lights and it was beautiful and worth the money for the carload. I plan to make this a tradition!

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