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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1800
+1 205-414-3950
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Beautiful, free and kid-friendly gem

I can't believe how nice the gardens are, especially for free! My favorite spots are the lily pad... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amanda S
Disappointed, did not meet expectations

First of all, I have to admit I was not sure what to expect for spring flowers in May in Alabama... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Teresa M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1800
+1 205-414-3950
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I can't believe how nice the gardens are, especially for free! My favorite spots are the lily pad ponds and Japanese Gardens. My three year old walked a lot of it (we are hikers and he is good at not picking anything) and I used...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 4 days ago

First of all, I have to admit I was not sure what to expect for spring flowers in May in Alabama. I would have to say that as much as I tried to keep an open mind, I was disappointed. I felt like I had...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love our gardens. Forgot how big it is. be sure and have comfortable shoes on. Each area is special. Can't wait to go again when it's all in bloom. Vending doesn't work and the café may be closed. Take your own to stay hydrated....More

Thank pjsmith4
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views were awesome! Just strolling through and examining the different flowers and trees was amazing.

Thank Jeanetta M L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked through the gardens on Mother's Day with my daughter before going to eat. Beautiful and relaxing

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to enjoy it. It was on our bus tour, but It was rainy, so it spoilt our visit.. We cut it short and proceeded on our way

Thank JohnWard2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love going here and see the flowers and all the nice walking trails. Especially through the Rose garden and going through the Japanese garden. It's amazing that there is no charge for this just a donation box at the exit to put money in...More

Thank Harvey8380
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited 4/12/17, very beautiful place! We strolled around for awile, and didn't even get to see everything. Ran inside for a few minutes and checked out the cafe and paintings. The Japanese Garden was my favorite.

Thank Sabrina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Revisited last week after an initial visit in the 1990s. The Japanese Gardens and Bamboo Forest are my favorites. The entire Gardens are well tended and a wonderful place to walk through nature though the facility itself could use some maintenance. It was disappointing the...More

2  Thank CilF2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I believe at one time this was a beautiful garden. It seems as if the people of Birmingham have forgotten about it. It needs alot of TLC and money. Lovely area. Nice walking paths. I was in the area and stopped by. If I had...More

1  Thank Spencer1952
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Alyssa M
What type of resources are available for handicap or individuals who need frequent areas to sit?
12 May 2017|
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Response from Wladovich | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of benches throughout.
Jessica J
Can you bring a picnic lunch?
20 February 2017|
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Response from Larry B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this would be a great place to picnic.
Perry M
What hotel is close to the gardens
7 April 2016|
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Response from Nathan S | Reviewed this property |
There is a new Grand Bohemian Hotel directly across the street from the exit of the parking lot (the entrance into the parking lot is about 1/5th of a miles up the road). It is part of the Marriott Family of Hotels and is... More