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, a Mermaid pool, a 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.