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. Our Theodore online trip planner makes visiting Bellingrath Gardens and Home and other Theodore attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Bellingrath's website is very helpful; it gives you all the information concerning the activities and what is bloom before you choose to go! The family choose to visit the during Christmas to view the...  more »
  • Lots to see beautiful gardens. A place to come back when everything is in bloom. Friendly people very knowledgeable. Everyone should also tour the house for the history  more »
  • We were spending a week in November up in the Florida panhandle and, after visiting the Mobile Botanical Gardens, they recommended that we drive another half hour down to the Bellingrath Gardens in Th...  more »
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  • Absolutely breathtaking views. Beautiful flowers, big lawns. You should definitely see the Asian-American Garden section, the fishes in the pond swim straight up to you that you can literally touch them, they seem to follow you around too. It's very colorful and so pretty. The mirror lake was beautiful too. Highly recommend.
  • Great experience. The tour of the home is worth it and we spent a surprising entire day there meandering the gardens. Tons of photo ops..so dress nice if your into that sorta thing. We went 1st week of spring during an Easter egg hunt. Lovely day.
  • Take the Bellingrath house tour and be delighted by a variety of interesting antiques and stories! I must when visiting the gardens. We made a second visit to the gardens during the peak of the Azalea bloom. Definitely not to be missed, it is absolutely stunning! They also change many of the plants at different times of the year so going back and seeing something new is never a problem.
  • More beautiful at certain times of the year. Mid spring, azaleas already bloomed out, not too much else to see blooming wise. I feel like more flowers could be planted to brighten things up. I love botany and horticulture, and came more for that reason, but actually the highlight turned out to be the house tour which was very good. Was disappointed to see very few trees/plants had labels. Conservatory had some beautiful and impressive plants, but overgrown. Unfortunate to see the small orchid collection was in bad shape. And overall, except for a few key areas like by the great lawn, around the house, and the rose garden, everything was sort of a "kept unkempt" appearance. After going to botanical gardens like the Missouri Botanical Garden and Longwood Gardens, this is definitely a step down. I enjoyed it better in fall when many more plants were in bloom.
  • I took cousin and his wife from Erie, PA there today. Worst I have ever seen Bellingrath in over 20 years but I live here. My company loved it. We had some of the worst hard freeze for several days so I understand why there were so few plants blooming but my company from the north still thought it was great. Wasn't Gardens fault. It was Mother Nature which wasn't normal for this area.
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