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Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • My daughters adore the various rose gardens. So many different spots to relax and picnic. An excellent restaurant on site. Great venue for weddings, special occasions, parties, etc. They do a great jo...  read more »
  • Great place to walk around and view nature. These gardens are very well maintained. Don't be surprised if you see an owl, haws, and even deer! Beautiful roses here. Japanese garden is worth a visit. 
  • The Birmingham Botanical Gardens are located in Mountain Brook just outside Birmingham. The gardens are very well laid out with excellent signage and easily navigable trails. You can wander for an hou...  read more »
  • Stopped here and was not disappointed. The grounds are beautifully laid-out and well-maintained. I was traveling alone on a weekday and, although I saw a few families with young children, it was not crowded. Even saw a beautiful hawk flying in the trees! The gift shop is lovely with friendly, helpful staff. All that, AND it's free!! I would return here, it's a great way to spend a few hours...
  • One of the most amazing places in the city - and its FREE! the Botanical Gardens are really a treasure for this community. They do so many great events, the property is amazing, and there is always staff on hand to answer questions or give directions. proud this is part of this town!
  • Beautiful gardens and a great place to go catch pokemon. Plenty of pokestops and near constant lures.
  • It's a great place to go. Very well maintained. There's no admission fee, but the place is good enough to charge one.
  • Public gardens with free admission. Different areas to walk through with the plants and scenery setup to follow a theme. The main greenhouse has been undergoing a long needed update so sometimes you might not get to go through it. The oriental gardens likewise is being renovated so some paths may be closed.
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