If you haven't been to Mobile's Bellingrath Gardens, you are definitely missing out!
|Garden at entrance to grounds~|
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is located at 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, in Theodore, Alabama 326582. The trip from Pensacola is around 80 miles, or about 1.5 hours drive.
|Aerial view of Bellingrath Gardens showing how large the Gardens spread ~ Gardens border the Fowl River|
|Outside fountain at entrance to Bellingrath Home~|
In addition to touring the gardens, you can take a guided tour through the Bellingrath Museum Home. The home is a massive 10,500 feet with 15 rooms overlooking the Fowl River. Constructed in 1935, the home was Mr. and Mrs. Bellingraths personal residence. The home has been well preserved with all interior fixtures and furnishings dating from the 1930's and 1940's.
|Bellingrath Gardens and Home overlooks the Fowl River~|
|Bumble bee searches for food along the River Front at Bellingrath Gardens and Home|
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is also famous for their lights at Christmas time. Thousands visit yearly from all over the Gulf Coast to enjoy the Magic Lights at Christmas time.
The gardens are open daily from 8 am to 5pm with hours extended until 9pm during Christmas light season. Admission is as follows:
- River cruise, Gardens, and Home- $28.50 per adult, $18.50 per child with children under 5 free
- Gardens & Home- $20 per adult, $10 per child with children under 5 free
- Gardens- $12 per adult, $6.50 per child with children under 5 free
Roses in the Rose Garden
- The Rose Garden
- Camellia Paterre
- The Great Lawn
- Mirror Lake
- Asian American Gardens
- Bayou Boardwalk
- Butterfly Garden
- South, East, and North Terrace
- The Grotto
- Bellingrath Museum Home
- Summer House
- Gift Shop
- Magnolia Cafe- open 11am to 2pm for lunch
|Bellingrath Gardens~ Fun things to do near Pensacola, FL|
|View inside the Observatory with abundant tropical plants|
|Rose Garden at Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, AL|
|Asian-American Garden ~ Beautiful also with bamboo!|
Great place to observe wildlife
|Bumble bee at Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore, AL~|
The gardens were originally purchased and developed to be a fishing camp for Mr. Bellingrath. With over 65 acres of land, many wildlife make their home here. Common wildlife seen during a visit to Bellingrath Gardens include: various birds, butterflies, lizards, squirrels, waterfowl, duck, swan, fish, dragonflies, and more.
|Wildlife is prevelant at Bellingrath Gardens!|
What are you waiting for? Pack a picnic, pack up the kids, and bring them out to Bellingrath Gardens for an educational day in the sun.
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