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Bellingrath Gardens and Home

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore, AL 36582-8460
+1 800-247-8420
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Fabulous Gardens, House Tour Less So

We visited Bellingrath towards the end of April. The hydrangeas were simply magnificent! We have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GreenUnicorn
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Southern NJ
Beautiful

Bellingrath is absolutely beautiful. It has a wonderful history to go with it as well. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debbie J
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Taylorsville, Mississippi
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Enjoy 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry in a Southern estate garden with blooms and beauties every day of the year. It is our passion at Bellingrath Gardens and Home to preserve and enhance the 65-acre garden and grand estate home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore, AL 36582-8460
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Bellingrath towards the end of April. The hydrangeas were simply magnificent! We have never seen such vibrant colors, and the mass displays of the hydrangea were magnificent. We spent a couple of hours walking throughout the various gardens, visiting the Boehm porcelain exhibit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bellingrath is absolutely beautiful. It has a wonderful history to go with it as well. The flowers, house, landscape was perfect. We did miss the azalea's in bloom but the roses were perfect. We really enjoyed walking the grounds and how peaceful everything seemed. There...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coca cola executive Walter Bellingrath bought a fish camp on the Fowl River, but ended up turning it into a modern for its time mansion and beautiful acres of gardens all for his wife. Exxon has since added a boardwalk over the ecological system of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful 2 hours wandering about the grounds. Being mid-May, the azeleas were pretty well done, and there wasn't much else in full bloom yet. But, we enjoyed a serene walk and had a very nice lunch in the cafeteria.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bellingrath built the gardens for his wife. It is a very unique part of American history as this house had features in it way before most Americans like a bathroom and air conditioning. The gardens are maginificent and a great way to spend an afternoon....More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent several formative years in Mobile, so Bellingrath's was not new to me. I hadn't been there in over a decade, so I'm pleased to report that it's still a delight, particularly when you have perfect springtime weather and a lazy Sunday afternoon. When...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The lovely Southern Belles who gave us a tour of the Bellingrath Home were wonderful, knowledgeable, accomodating & passionate. The gardens, the chapel, the lake, the boardwalk- just beautiful. I would have rated this excellent except the service I received in the cafe was quite...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

This exquisite garden is actually 65 acres of beautifully groomed walkways leading to fabulous lawns, views of the Fowl river, the amazingly beautiful 15 room mansion and garden after garden of beautiful, beautiful flowers. The beds are changed four times a year, so even if...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The azaleas were way past bloom, which i know the owners have no control over, but there was nothing else that should have bee rotated in to carry on to have that wow factor. The tulips were falling apart and were few and far between,...More

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Sally E, Public Relations Manager at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So sorry to hear that you were disappointed. Yes, the azaleas had their peak bloom in March.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I am a gardener, so enjoyed every minute of my visit to the gardens. There are a number of different types of garden, all beautiful and have so much color and variety. I would recommend doing the house as well as the garden. Our guide...More

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Usually not long at all maybe ten to fifteen autos at most!
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By the way your out in nature. take the appropriate steps bug spray at times sun screen at others. And enjoy what this place has to offer
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