Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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, 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.  

14 comments:

  1. The river cruise sounds heavenly. Wish I was there now.
    Thank you, Sherry.
    Be well.

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    1. After being cooped up from Covid, a cruise sounds fantastic!

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  2. Those gardens look quite magical. And Wow! That Christmas display looks beyond fantastic. I'd like to happen by for Christmas....or...buy my ticket NOW.

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  3. Christmas looks like the time to be there.

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  4. Hi Sherry - I see it was owned by one of the first coca cola bottlers ... must have an interesting history ... and I'm sure the gardens sparkle at Christmas. Thanks for letting us know about it - Hilary

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    1. If you're ever on this side of the pond, you'd probably like to check it out.

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  5. Really appealing. I think we would need a one-year vacation in the US to visit so many of these wonderful locations. Why not?
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    1. Haha! And I'd need the same to view all the gardens in Europe!

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  6. Very interested article! Have a great evening! 🌸🌸🌸

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