Bellingrath Gardens and Home was the creation of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bellingrath. The Gardens first opened to the public in 1932 while a national garden club meeting was taking place in Mobile. Mr. Bellingrath placed an ad in the Mobile paper, announcing that anyone who would like to see the spring garden could do so free of charge. After an overwhelming response, the couple decided to keep the gardens open year-round, beginning in 1934.
Throughout the year, this 65 acre Garden Estate is in full bloom with camellias in the winter, azaleas in the spring, roses in the summer, chrysanthemums in autumn and Magic Christmas in Lights during the holiday season.
I have been in the gardens numerous times, but each time things have grown, developed or been added..like the Rose garden and the butterfly garden.
I hope every one will make a plan to stop by..it is worth going out of your way. You will not regret.
Regardless of the season, Bellingrath is beautiful
This is such a wonderful place to walk the gardens and relax. Any time of year is great, but Fall is my favorite. The hanging mums are unlike anything I have seen in any other garden. Just fantastic.
I know GOD has blessed this place and it has touched so many souls. All should visit this place. A Beautiful place to enjoy.
Good for Walter and Bessie. Bellingrath has some of the best planting in all Alabama.
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