Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

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#3 of 9 in Parks in Birmingham
Birmingham Botanical Gardens was named one of the top three free attractions in America in 2016 by USA Today. It has 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 had a nice saturday in the sun here. Loved the swinging benches. It offers lots of variety, seems very safe and of course depends on the season. We will come back  more »
  • I have lived in Birmingham for almost two decades, and I go to the Botanical gardens all the time. It is very well kept with a great mix of local and exotic plants. The walking trails are clean and gr...  more »
  • Free fun for the whole family and we always bring our out of town guests here for a visit. Make sure to visit year round for all the different seasonal blooms and events. Flicks among the flowers is a...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to walk and enjoy the scenery. It opens fairly early in the morning. Admission is free. You will see many people getting their pictures taken here. Besides the gardens themselves you can also visit a library, restaurant, and gift shop. Members receive 10% off cost of food at the restaurant and items from the store. The gardens offer many educational programs for individuals, children, and families. Some are free and others require registration and a fee.
  • Very peaceful quaint garden. I love taking family photos here. They have a beautiful Japanese garden with parts of it donated/gifted by Japan (surprising to see that in a small city like Bham). Their little flower and gifts shop is always a fun treat after walking the gardens. The only issue I have is that they don't allow dogs. It would be a great place to walk the dog.
  • I went to some botanical gardens before. Birmingham Botanical Garden is relatively small in size compared to others but others charge and this is free. Monday being Presidents day it's going to be closed so went there on Sunday evening. Though we could spend only few minutes we have really enjoyed the gardens, views.
  • The gardens are a gem in the city. Free with plenty of parking, you can easily spend an afternoon exploring and learning about plants here. There are also designated quiet spaces for study or relaxation. Definitely recommend.
  • Wonderful place to unwind amidst the beauty of native botanicals. There's also lots to learn about a variety of flora and fauna. Great place to bring little ones on warm days as there is lots of room for them to burn energy and lots of interesting plant life to grab their attention. Great romantic spot for a walk or picnic. They also have an event center, a library and a store. You can purchase plants just about year round as well as unique gift shop items. There is ample parking and you can walk to and from the Birmingham zoo via a paved walk way.
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