Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

4.6
#3 of 7 in Parks in Birmingham
Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 27 unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths.

The Gardens features the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens, the Southern Living garden, and Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house. Education programs run year round and over 10,000 school children enjoy free science-curriculum based field trips annually.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the most visited free attraction in Alabama, is open daily from sunrise to sunset, offering free admission to more than 350,000 yearly visitors.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Each shrub, tree and shrub or flower in the Gardens has a 'story' and each and every one is interesting - some are fascinating! A beautiful place that is a 'must-see' in my opinion.  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    My family and I have been enjoying these gardens for over 10 years and never get tired of it. Well maintained, beautiful display of a variety of local and transplanted nature. There are places to gath...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    We visited the gardens on a very hot day in August. A cooler day would make this a more pleasant visit, but what a wonderful place. The buildings are so impressive, the cage was very good for lunch, a...  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    A nice walk in pleasant surroundings throughout the year. Paved or improved walkways wind through the entire park, and there are themed sections (wildflowers, ferns, rhododendrons, day lilies, roses...) that peak at differing times of the year. The entire southern portion of the gardens is given to the formal Japanese Garden, a popular destination for visitors. There is a glass conservatory with rooms devoted to tropical plants, camellias, and cacti. The BBC is one of the state's most popular destinations for photography and for birding. It is well-visited throughout the year.
  • July 9, 2017
    Beautiful gardens and it's free! Enjoying strolling through the gardens. The grounds were immaculately clean and no litter. Very nice to see especially a place where admission is free. Lots of benches and gazebos to seek rest. Japanese gardens were our favorite. I can see why this place is a popular wedding spot. Nice sculptures around the garden as well. It started raining and thanks to the trees we pretty much stayed dry. Great family place to visit or even hanging out with friends. Check them out!
  • June 22, 2017
    The fact that is free is fantastic. I cannot believe how big these Gardens are. We were traveling to Florida and decided to stop and take a look at the Japanese gardens . we were not disappointed. Definitely take the time to check this place out
  • July 1, 2017
    Absolutely stunning! It was more amazing than I could have imagined! Your senses will be awakened with the beautiful sounds of birds, frogs, and water features along with bursts of colors everywhere with the amazing fragrances from the flowers! ❤❤❤
  • July 5, 2017
    Great place to spend part of the day. The staff are friendly and happy to share stories about the animals and there is a nice shaded area at the entrance for a picnic. Plan for a trip soon.

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