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Bellingrath Gardens and Home

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore, AL 36582-8460
+1 800-247-8420
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Outstanding visit

This is a must see in Mobile. The story of the Bellingrath's and their beautiful home and gardens... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
donna b

Gorgeous gardens, huge property. Did not tour the home. Gardens were plenty; it is quite a bit of... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
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Enjoy 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry in a Southern estate garden with blooms and beauties every day of the year. It is our passion at Bellingrath Gardens and Home to preserve and enhance the 65-acre garden and grand estate home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath.
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12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore, AL 36582-8460
+1 800-247-8420
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a must see in Mobile. The story of the Bellingrath's and their beautiful home and gardens are truly memorable.

Thank donna b
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Gorgeous gardens, huge property. Did not tour the home. Gardens were plenty; it is quite a bit of walking, lots of different areas. very pretty

Thank K4985BDashleym
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is one of the best planned botanical areas anywhere. We visited in early June, perhaps not a peak time for flowers, but the grounds were gorgeous with a lot of color. We debated whether to tour the Bellingrath home and we were so glad...More

Thank 20Carolyn10
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We visited the gardens on a warm, muggy day in late May. The rose garden was in bloom and there were many varieties, but they looked somewhat wilted. The signage at the rest of the garden was very helpful in directing us around, but overall,...More

1  Thank Beverly D
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Interesting and impressive. Requires a certain amount of walking so be prepared if mobility/endurance is a problem. Excellently maintained facility with helpful and friendly employees. Not crowded at all pre-Memorial Day; don't know about peak season(s). Could be considered pricey for budget-conscious people. If flowers/nature/history...More

Thank danstop
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I love this place even more each time we come. It is the most beautiful place. We loved the flowers. The huge horse flies loved me too. Only draw back. It is so peaceful. We took the house tour. It was great although hard for...More

Thank Lovetotravel2Texas
Reviewed 6 June 2016

There are no 'bad' times to visit the gardens...ever. But there are some 'best' times. Of course evenings between Thanksgiving and the first part of January for the lights. There is nothing quite like it and well worth the time, effort and cost of the...More

1  Thank LutopianTraveler
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Amazing, impressive, BEAUTIFUL! Bring your BEST camera and make sure you tour the home! The docents are INCREDIBLE! Filled with knowledge and they are friendly and entertaining!

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful garden area from the Old South. Both water gardens and roses along with native plants. As other reviewers have mentioned, it's rather expensive and there could be better interpretive signage, but we'll worth the afternoon visit. Do try to plane for a good weather...More

Thank Port-A-Fan
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Bellingrath Gardens is beautiful, especially in the fall, when the mums are out, and around February, when the azaleas are out. The Bellingrath Home is always worth a visit. The Gardens are very hot in the summer. The Christmas light display is great and very...More

Thank Glen B
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Response from E M | Reviewed this property |
Usually not long at all maybe ten to fifteen autos at most!
Sandy S
25 June 2017|
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Response from Nicholas M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. A quick phone call and you will have your answer.
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15 June 2017|
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Response from E M | Reviewed this property |
By the way your out in nature. take the appropriate steps bug spray at times sun screen at others. And enjoy what this place has to offer