“Alabama's largest living museum”
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a 67.5-acre (27.3 ha) botanical garden located inside of Lane Park at the southern foot of Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama. It is home to some 3,000 different types of plants in 20 different gardens that include a Japanese garden. With more than 300,000 annual visitors, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are Alabama's top free-admittance attraction. The gardens include a garden center that has a library, auditorium, Linn-Henley Lecture Hall, Blount Education Center, Gerlach Plant Information Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System office, Arrington Children’s Plant Adventure Zone, and a restaurant named "Café de France".
Wish I had days!!!!!
I made a quick stop here, for mid-November you could smell the roses as you walked into the garden area. Although many of the flowers are long past their prime, the entire place was still breathtaking.
Can’t wait to come back in the springtime when everything is in bloom. Saw I could walk to the zoo as well. Just peaceful, serene and perfect. Seriously, save hours to walk the grounds, you’ll thank me for it!
Free so that is great! Very spread out though.
We were there in December and it was beautiful, even with nothing in bloom. It was a great break from a long drive and the houses in the area are magnificent.
I've been visiting here off and on for over 15 years. There's always something in bloom and always lots to see. Wonderful for taking a quiet walk, finding a place to sit down and read or picnic, or to take pictures.
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Birmingham Botanical Gardens
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