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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Address: 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL 25223
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Oasis in the city

January isn't probably the best month to visit these gardens, but we really enjoyed our walk around the grounds. Everything was so peaceful. It was a great way to get some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

January isn't probably the best month to visit these gardens, but we really enjoyed our walk around the grounds. Everything was so peaceful. It was a great way to get some exercise after being in the car for a while.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful and well laid out gardens. Japanese and rose gardens are lovely. They have a greenhouse too!

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't visited in 30 years or so. Since it was January there wasn't any pretty flowers or blossoming trees to see. But the walking trails were so peaceful and pleasant. Some hills to climb, but nothing strenuous. Many small niche gardens, with plants well marked. Some larger trees were marked with their names, but most kinds of oaks and pines... More 

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Thank Larry B
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great day trip if you love plants. The gardens are beautiful year round. There are lots of other activities as well as visiting the gardens. The gift shop is also awesome.

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Thank Al F
Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the gardens in early November. The only plants that were blooming were the roses - quite a collection, at least 20 varieties. However, it was nice strolling the grounds -especially the Japanese gardens. Would love to see the place in mid May when the flowering plants should be spectacular.

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Thank Bob R
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful grounds, excellent for afternoon wanderings solo or with the family. Take a book and relax on one of the many benches

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Thank Julie M
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not as big as typically a botanic garden, but overall very relaxing and nice to walk through. It is typically not crowed with tourists.

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Thank Michael F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Birmingham Botanical garden is spectacular in the spring. However, even in winter it's well worth a visit. We were in the "big city" celebrating an anniversary on a nice December day and wanted to see at least one outdoor venue. Although we were unsure of what we would find we chose the Botanical Garden and were generously rewarded by... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

For a small city, a very nice park. Free! Nice grounds, limited greenhouse. Large Japanese garden. Next to the zoo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

A treasure. A jewel. Perfect for kids. People having fun. Hidden spaces. Great gift shop. No admission!

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