Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

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#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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  • We were very impressed to find such a nice park, free of charge, in the middle of Birmingham. There are 25+ different theme gardens. As it was already November, there still were lots of flowers and of...  more »
  • I love the Birmingham Botanical Garden. The plants are well labeled, the different gardens are cultivated to make different experiences in nature possible. In other words you can visit often and exper...  more »
  • Came here to take photos, and it was close to the zoo. It was very quiet, and well kept. There was no cost to get in. A nice getaway in Birmingham.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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! ❤❤❤
  • 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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