12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
Bellingrath Gardens is a beautiful 65-acre garden estate, in bloom every day! Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places since 1982, as well as the U.S. Historic District, and Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
Besides the beautiful gardens, there is also a 15-room museum home built in 20th Century Revival architecture. Other features of the estate are a bayou boardwalk, a nature walk, a chapel, a Mermaid Pool, and a relaxing Southern Belle sightseeing river cruise.
See amazing scenery in the rose garden, a bridal garden, a great lawn, a conservatory, an Oriental garden, Mirror Lake, and an observation tower.
During the Christmas season, see an astonishing display of over 3 million lights!
The garden pathways are composed of flagstone that was obtained from the old city sidewalks in Mobile, where they had been in place since arriving as ballast in sailing vessels collecting loads of cotton for the mills in Manchester, England.
The gardens feature live oaks, camellias, azaleas, roses, and chrysanthemums year round. Plants featured in winter are tulips, snapdragons, pansies, ornamental cabbage and kale, daffodils, poppies, primroses, and many varieties of narcissus. Plants featured in spring include the more than 250,000 azaleas, hydrangeas, Easter lilies, impatiens, salvia, fuchsia, and Pelargonium geraniums. Plants featured in summer are the more than 2000 roses, allamandas, hibiscus, copper plants, begonias, ornamental peppers, bougainvillea, caladiums, coleus, vinca, and marigolds. Plants featured in fall are over 8,000 bedded, potted and cascading chrysanthemums, hibiscus, and copper plants.