Trip Planner:   USA  /  Alabama  /  Birmingham  /  Parks  /  Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
(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.
Arrange your visit to Birmingham Botanical Gardens and discover more family-friendly attractions in Birmingham using our Birmingham trip itinerary planner.
Source
Create a full Birmingham itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Birmingham

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Birmingham by other users

9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Birmingham, Selma & Tuscaloosa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Portland & Birmingham BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Alabama, Florida Keys & Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in South Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe & United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A treasure. A jewel. Perfect for kids. People having fun. Hidden spaces. Great gift shop. No admission! 
  • Great walk. We stayed at the hotel across the street and got to tour this beautiful garden. Great break from the busy city 
  • Nicest rose garden we have seen, certainly larger, better presented, and more and better blooms than FDRs or Vanderbilt's to mention a couple. Public bathrooms a plus. Nice, quaint, unusual shopping. 
Google
  • I have been to many apothicaries and this one is high class. a very impressive restaurant is located at the entrance with food that will knock your socks off. the greenhouse is to die for. i thought of setting up camp there and not leaving till they made me. ;-)
  • Very disappointed. Plants were dead. Not a well kept up place. Also saw a snake.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • It's free. Great paths to walk. Beautiful gardens/flowers/local and exotic plants. A must do in Birmingham.