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Bellingrath Gardens and Home

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Address: 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore, AL 36582-8460
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+1 800-247-8420
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Enjoy 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry in a Southern estate garden...

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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These home and gardens is one the outstanding places we visited. The flower combinations blended different color scenes as we walked the grounds. Each section of the ground... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

These home and gardens is one the outstanding places we visited. The flower combinations blended different color scenes as we walked the grounds. Each section of the ground brought its own beauty to the eye. The house was locked in the time with the Bellingrath's lived and entertained in the home.

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Greenville, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Allow some time here! We got there at 3:30 and we had to rush through the gardens after the last house tour at 4:00. The gardens are so pretty and well maintained you will want to linger. I'm so glad we added it to our trip.

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Happen by this by accident, what a treat. The grounds and gardens are fabulous. I think better than Biltmore. Only $42 for the two of us, way cheaper than Biltmore. The house is not at all as glamorous as Biltmore but the gardens and water features make up for it. The house tour was very interesting. The family made their... More 

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Gardens1932, Manager at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to have you back with us soon! We celebrate the 20th anniversary of Magic Christmas in Lights this year, which is a whole different experience than seeing the Gardens at daylight. We're sure you would enjoy :) More 

Lucedale, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

I love going to Bellingrath. It's always so beautiful during the spring and summer, but this time I went for Christmas and I LOVED it. All of the lights were so pretty, and it was really fun. I recommend going!

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Gardens1932, Manager at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Jamie! Glad you enjoyed your visit. In 2015, we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Magic Christmas in Lights and we've got lots of special things planned - so it's definitely worth another visit :) Come see us, soon! More 

Chattanooga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

I have visited a few gardens in the south in the past and Bellingrath is my favorite. It is a large property with several lawns, ponds, artesian spring fed water features and all kinds of flowers and plants. The home that was built in 1935 was amazing as were the original furnishings. The tour guide in the home was very... More 

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Gardens1932, Manager at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Donna! Glad that you enjoyed your visit - we hope to have you back with us, soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

This is the place to visit anytime of the year, so beautiful! But, if ever in town during Christmas, it's a must to see then with all the lights!

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Gardens1932, Manager at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Hollianne! Glad that you enjoyed your visit! In 2015, we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Magic Christmas in Lights with lots of special things planned for visitors - hope to see you there! More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

The gardens are beautiful, it is so well kept & clean. just beware of the spiders. it is such a peaceful walk, and so many beautiful plants, altho in the heat of the summer the roses left a little to be desired. it is a full days walk. the asian gardens are so nice, and the ponds, rivers, lakes, are... More 

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Gardens1932, Manager at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, responded to this review

Thank you so much, barcab44! Glad that you enjoyed your visit! We hope to have you back with us, soon! More 

Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We spent two hot humid hours here amongst the beautiful gardens, the swamps and river watching the wild life. We didn't look inside the mansion on site. We were here at the end of July in the height of their summer. I would love to return in their autumn/fall. Good gift shop. Early Coca Cola was responsible for some incredible... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

We went here to view the Christmas light display and we were not disappointed. We got there about 45 minutes before it got dark and I am so glad we did! Were were able to enjoy the beauty of the gardens before it got dark, and there was hardly anyone there. Seeing the lights change the atmosphere was magical. We... More 

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Franklinton, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

This was my first visit to the gardens. It was magnificent! Although it was mid summer the flowers were beautiful. The house tour was so cool. It's looks as though they just packed up and went away for the weekend. We will be going back for Christmas to see it wrapped in lights!

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