Sunday, December 22, 2013

Bellingrath Gardens


Bellingrath Gardens is a 65 acre garden and mansion located in Theodore, Alabama, a town on the outskirts of Mobile, Alabama.  They were first opened to the public in 1932.  The gardens include an Oriental garden, Mermaid pool, bridal garden, and a river pavilion where guests can take a river cruise down the Fowl River on a boat called the Southern Belle.  Beautiful flowerbeds adorn the gardens throughout the year. These include  azaleas, roses, tulips, snapdragons, begonias, and marigolds.


If you happen to visit around Christmas, be sure to see the phenomenal display of over three million lights, known as the Magic Christmas in lights.  It truly is magical!

The gardens are open daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  During the Christmas light show, they're open until 9:00 PM.  Admission for the gardens, home, and cruise tour is $29.00 for adults at $19.00 for children.  Gardens only is $12.50 for adults and $7.00 for children.  




 

14 comments:

  1. The Christmas display would be cool!
    Merry Christmas, Sherry.

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  2. Wow, that is quite a Christmas display! I'd like to see that. Thanks for sharing about the gardens.

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    1. I haven't seen many places with a display quite like this.

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  3. How lovely and lush. And that's quite a Christmas extravaganza. Neat - lots of spirit there and well worth admission.

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    1. If you're ever in Alabama at Christmas, it's certainly a place to see!

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  4. Hi Sherry,

    If I'm ever in Theodore, Alabama around Christmas one year, that would be one amazing visual delight.

    Thank you, Sherry.

    Seasons greetings,

    Gary :)

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  5. that places looks just gorgeous. merry christmas!

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  6. Hi Sherry - they look amazing .. I hope you've had a happy Christmas and will have a great New Year - cheers Hilary

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