Huntsville Botanical Garden Society, Huntsville

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Immerse yourself in the beauty of flowers, annual and perennial plants, and reconstructed ecosystems at Huntsville Botanical Garden Society. Covering 45 ha (112 acres), the center features a selection of themed gardens where you can see plants that range from Alabama natives to exotic species. The botanical garden is home to many birds, frogs, turtles, and other animals. One of the garden's main attractions is a large, open-air butterfly house. Many programs and facilities are aimed at kids, including a special garden that features different play areas and a splash pool. The garden has a restaurant as well as picnic areas. Most attractions are outdoors. Plan to see Huntsville Botanical Garden Society and other attractions that appeal to you using our Huntsville trip itinerary maker app .
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  • This was my first visit to the garden and it did not disappoint! I attended a family wedding in the "holly" courtyard which was absolutely perfect. The Grand Hall was a perfect size and beautiful as w...  more »
  • Before I knew it, I had spent 3 leisurely hours strolling through this wonderful well thought out natural and landscaped gardens..What a stress reducer to walk in nature! I have visited this place abo...  more »
  • This place is exquisite. Allow 3-4 hours to see most of it. I could go back again and again. Definitely a must see in Huntsville.  more »
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  • The new entrance and welcome center is the best I've seen at a botanical garden. It looks like a spacious luxury hotel. There are going to be many weddings and events taking place here now. This garden gets great support from the local community and business. The people are always friendly. The butterfly house and children's area are as great as ever. Besides the plants and flowers, you'll see butterflies, turtles, snakes(in a cage, mostly), geese, dwarf quail, bees, fish and maybe more. After walking around you can rest at the hammocks. Something unique is always "growing on" here!
  • This place is amazing!!!!! Splash pad for the kids. Butterfly house. So many plants. It's great. Everyone who loves being outside will enjoy this place.
  • The gardens are looking wonderful; they have maintained good upkeep regardless all the changes and renovations. The new pond is a lovely addition. The native garden trail is a treasure.
  • Very awesome place to visit. You can tell they put there heart and soul into the gardens here. Definitely a great destination whether your flying solo or with the family. They have plenty of area on the grounds to stop and have a picnic. They also offer military and student discount. If I'm ever in the area again I'll definitely be making a return visit.
  • There is a lot to see here! Plan for half a day at least and bring a lunch if you don't want to buy food at the guest center. It has definitely grown from the last time I was here. Looking forward to coming back. I am actually considering getting a membership!

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