Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jasmine Hill Gardens


Jasmine Hill Gardens and Museum is located in Montgomery, Alabama.  It is known as "Alabama's Little Corner of Greece."  There are over twenty acres of flowers and classical sculptures, including many of Olympic heroes and mythical gods.  One fascinating feature is a full-scale replica of the Temple of Hera ruins as found in Olympia, Greece.  The Museum on the grounds displays memorabilia of Olympic games of the past.


The gardens are open Friday and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday from noon to 5:00 PM.  From July through October, they're open on Saturdays only.  Admission for adults is $10.00 and for children, it's $6.00. 


17 comments:

  1. Oh, I love gardens with ancient sculptures and history. The Greek theme is nice. I recently visited an Italian Renaissance garden. These types of gardens have lots of character & charm. Happy New Year, Sherry! :)

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  2. Full-scale replica? That would be awesome!

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    1. It is! Almost as good as seeing the real thing!

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  3. Hi Sherry. Have you visited all of these gardens? There are some great ones in England especially Kew Gardens. We tend to visit gardens wherever we go in the world including the USA, Canada, Australia, Italy and France.
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    1. Thank you! Yes, I have visited many of these gardens, although not all. I like to seek out gardens wherever I go, too. I haven't seen Kew Gardens. Next time I'm in England, I'll have to make a point of seeing them.

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    2. The last time we visited Kew we only saw about a third of it in one day!

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  4. Sounds like an interesting garden. I bet that full-scale replica of the Temple of Hera ruins is really something to see. Thanks for sharing about this garden. Happy New Year!

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  5. Oh how pretty! You wouldn't expect to find a touch of Greece in Alabama.

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    1. I agree. Not the place you'd expect to find classic historic architecture!

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  6. Could really use a garden visit right now. Beautiful!

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    1. I hear you! You're probably piled under mountains of snow!

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  7. Hi Sherry,

    Another visual delight. I'm well into gardens. Wonder if I could get in there for six dollars....

    Happy 2014!

    Gary :)

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    1. Sure. You're a big kid. They'd let you in for $6.00. ;0)

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  8. Hi Sherry - Happy New Year .. this looks a good garden to get to grips with some of Greek history .. while being entranced by the plants and sculptures .. have a successful 2014 - cheers Hilary

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