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Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore

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Bellingrath Gardens and Home, a former holiday fishing camp, features meandering paths among azaleas, camellias and annuals-filled beds--as well as a 15-room English Renaissance house. Prominent architect George B. Rogers designed the home and gardens for the Bellingraths in 1935. He and Bessie Bellingrath collected camellias and azaleas from across the South to enliven the garden. Stop by the fountain plaza--an artesian spring that has been contained and redirected into pleasing runnels to the Mermaid Pool, Grotto and Fowl River. Climb the steps of the rockery to see the terraced pools and waterfalls. Take time to explore the Bellingraths' home and its original furnishings. Arrange to visit Bellingrath Gardens and Home and other attractions in Theodore using our Theodore trip itinerary builder.
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  • We visited on the 85th anniversary so were pleasantly surprised with discount admission. The flowers were beautiful. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • We visited Bellingham Gardens in March and really enjoyed our afternoon. Weather was nice so there were several cars in the parking lot but there didn't seem to be any crowds. We got a map and set out...  more »
  • If you are avid gardener plan to spend 2-3 hours at the Bellingrath Gardens. It's little off the beaten track but well worth the extra miles. The Gardens are well-tended, the grounds elegantly proport...  more »
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  • A most wondrous place to visit depending on the season for flowers, shrubs, and holidays. My wife and I last visited at the peak of Azalea blooms. Not only did we see the azaleas in full splendor, we also got to see the various colored tulips and cultivated, almost entirely edible, pathway gardens. We are annual members of Bellingrath and love the chance to visit it as often throughout the changing seasons as we can!
  • Wonderful folks work here. Everyone is so friendly. The tour lady for the house was great at her job. I can see why she has been there for over 30 years. Must have lunch in the restaurant their daily specials are perfect.
  • Must see. Awesome! Our second visit in 2 years. Anytime of year would be a good time. They are always changing out massive plantings for color year round. Christmas is impressive with all the lights! Tour of the home & antiques was interesting, and is optional with an extra fee. Easy waking tour throughout, several benches to sit and relax enjoy the beauty. Little cafe, nice gift shop.
  • I was visiting my sister in Pensacola Florida during Christmas. Her Supervisor suggested Bellingrath Gardens as a place to see. We arrived a bit early and was able to get a great parking spot. The entrance was decorated beautifully. All I can say is that it is worth the drive no matter where you are coming from. The gardens were absolutely beautiful. As it started to get darker outside, the lights really began to glow. Every time I thought it was about over, we turned a corner. It turned into another amazing display. If you get the chance to go, absolutely plan for it!...It is worth the drive from Kentucky (where I live) just for the gardens. Thank you Bellingrath for putting on such an absolutely amazing display for everyone to enjoy. I can't wait to go back!!
  • Beautiful gardens and historic home. Worth the visit. We went to see Christmas lights but I will definitely be back in the spring to see all of the gardens in daylight. The house tour was fun (if you're in to that sort of thing) and informational.