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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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  • September 27, 2017
    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 »
  • September 11, 2017
    Visited here as evacuees from Irma. Met the ED at the gate and she welcomed us with open arms, waived admission (although we donated the amount), gave us ice water and invited us to "just relax and fo...  more »
  • September 1, 2017
    The Mobile Botanical Gardens were wonderful. There were so many great flowers to see, local and otherwise. Admission was very fair, and the views were more than worth it. It is a beautiful, peaceful s...  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    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.
  • June 19, 2017
    Beautiful grounds! You can tell much love and care go in to keeping this place well maintained.
  • March 19, 2017
    Great walking trail about 1 mile long
  • March 19, 2016
    Wonderfully maintained gardens and friendly, dedicated staff. Also, very affordable admission fee. Loved it!
  • May 15, 2015
    Garden was an absolute delight! The flowers were blooming and the trails and paths were easy to maneuver!! Lots of fantastic highlights but my favorite was watching the fish in the koi pond feed!

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