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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Address: 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1800
Phone Number: +1 205-414-3950
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Nice walk and it's free!!

Great walk. We stayed at the hotel across the street and got to tour this beautiful garden. Great break from the busy city

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jeff R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great walk. We stayed at the hotel across the street and got to tour this beautiful garden. Great break from the busy city

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicest rose garden we have seen, certainly larger, better presented, and more and better blooms than FDRs or Vanderbilt's to mention a couple. Public bathrooms a plus. Nice, quaint, unusual shopping.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Birmingham Botanical Garden. I was there in November, which is probably off-season. The Japanese garden seemed neglected, the goldfish pond choked with algae. The bonsai displayed was sad. Overall, it’s more of a woodlands than a garden and not colorful, although some roses were in bloom. The garden is good for the locals, but for the traveler familiar with other... More 

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Spokane, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How many gardens? Over 25. How many acres? Over 65. How many cool sculptures? Over 30. How many miles of paths? Too many! This free gem is a Southern delight. Also an Oriental delight, an herbal delight and in every way, a sensory delight. How many hours do you have? Spend as many as possible here and you will be... More 

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Elkhorn, NE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful garden in outdoor setting. Relaxing walk around. We enjoyed the variety of the gardens. I am sure it would have been much better a few month ago before the draught!

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Daphne, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My roommate and I visited the gardens close to sunset last month. It was a nice place for a walk, and of course being free is a major plus. It seems gigantic, but we only had time to visit the Japanese gardens before sundown.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went looking for birds, and saw about 20 different species in the middle of the afternoon. There are two areas - after you enter you can go to the left (just before the Japanese gardens) for native woods, or you can go to right and up the hill. We saw more species up and to the right. The gardens... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great, inexpensive way to spend the day outdoors. The plant collection is very large and well maintained. My only complaint is I was not able to identify many of the plants. I am landscape architect and would have appreciated either an app for plant identification of a self guided tour map and plant list to help with plant identification.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

After enjoying so many tasty and decadent restaurants this weekend, my husband and I wanted to walk outside, get some exercise and enjoy the sunshine. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens was a perfect spot! The trees, mums, and other flowers were beautiful and it was very warm for late October. We saw a few families and couples with photographers, I'm sure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The gift shop is awesome! Did some Christmas shopping here. Leaves are changing and a few Fall exhibits are out and about the grounds. Nice walking paths and greenhouse. Chipmunks and squirrels were busy.

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