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Mobile Botanical Gardens, Mobile

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The Mobile Botanical Gardens were founded in 1974, and are located on Museum Drive in the Spring Hill community in Mobile, Alabama, USA.DescriptionThe gardens are situated on 100acre and are a blend of cultivated areas and natural habitats, including the Rhododendron Garden, Camellia Wintergarden, Fern Glade, Fragrance and Texture Garden, Japanese Maple Garden, Herb garden, and a Longleaf Pine habitat of 40acre.The Rhododendron Garden contains eight collections of approximately 1,000 evergreen and native azaleas. The plantings were newly installed in 2006 within an older azalea garden. The collections here include Encore, Harris, Holly Springs, Mobile, National Arboretum Kurumes, Nuccio, Robin Hill, and Southern Indica. This is the most comprehensive rhododendron collection anywhere along the Gulf Coast. Another area of special note is the Longleaf Pine Habitat, a preserved remnant of the great southern longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) ecosystem that once dominated the American South. It is an extremely diversified habitat with 49 vascular plant families, 159 vascular plant species, 72 woody species, and 21 naturalized species cataloged in May and June 2007. Installed in 2007, the Camellia Wintergarden is a collection of 500 camellias, 350 newly planted, with 75 planted over thirty years ago.Mobile Botanical Gardens is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and funding is mainly through contributions, grants, plant sales, and membership dues. It is open year-round from dawn to dusk. Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free.
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  • Stop with Jax the dog, out of season and after the large frost that cane they in January . Nice trails, concrete sidewalks and well kept. Thanks  more »
  • The flowers are beautiful . I love plants and flowers and this place was well arranged and very clean.  more »
  • One of the beautiful places in Mobile! I love walking through in the spring summer or anytime. A lot of beauty packed into this small garden!  more »
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  • I really enjoyed visiting and exploring Botanical Gardens. It was better and much more entertaining than I thought it would be. I'd recommend going to explore it and I'll return to enjoy it again. Definitely worth the drive from Pensacola.
  • Everyone's helpful, knowledgeable, and genuinely in a good mood. We go every year, and it's always a good time. Thank you.
  • Absolutely beautiful selection of fauna. Very well manicured grounds and for 5 bucks you can't beat the price for the quality of experience you will have walking around and enjoying the natural beauty it all. There is a garden market place past the parking lot that sells a good variety of plants including water Lilies and seasonal varieties.
  • The Gardens are a wonderful, peaceful way to pass a morning or afternoon any time of year. There are great collections of azaleas and Camellias, as well as a Pollinator Garden and nature trails. There are also public trails in the Longleaf Pine Forest off the parking lot that is accessible from sun up to sun down.
  • Great place to see native Flora. Beautiful woods with cultivated trails.

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