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Bellingrath Gardens and Home

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Address: 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore, AL 36582-8460
Phone Number:
+1 800-247-8420
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Enjoy 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry in a Southern estate garden...

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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Breathtaking

We went for the Christmas lights and it was amazing. Never saw so many lights in my life. It's a great activity to do with the whole family. We also did the home tour and that was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer J
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the Christmas lights and it was amazing. Never saw so many lights in my life. It's a great activity to do with the whole family. We also did the home tour and that was amazing to see as well. So many different light displays throughout the many gardens. A little expensive but well worth it.

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Marysville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Bellingraph Gardens in January. Though the gardens were not in full bloom, the place was still beautiful.

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Thank Bill K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tranquil place for a visit. I went on a weekday so it wasn't busy at all. I enjoyed the history and the beauty of the place.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely way to spend an evening. The light displays are situated around the estate's gardens and you'll be doing a lot of walking on the grounds so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. The best scenes are on the trail that goes around the little lake and the "underwater tunnel." The gift shop isn't really anything special. The... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very large estate open to the public. Check the calendar for special events and talks by naturalists on a variety of topics. There's a nice cafe and gift shop. From Thanksgiving until New Year's they put on an incredible light display. You can even take a boat ride on the lake. BUT go for the beauty of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I go to see the Christmas lights every year. This year we brought our church group. We enjoy going on a week night after Christmas when there are very few people, plenty of time to take pictures, and we can walk the trail more than once. There are benches and other places to sit and rest. We... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over 3 million lights. They have several green houses and beautiful lights and displays throughout the entire gardens. There are themes like Candy land, under the sea, polar, winter wonderland and much more.

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the lights for the first time and it's beautiful. However, it does involve a lot of walking. It is also dark on the path. We had never toured the home and thoroughly enjoyed the home. The guide was very knowledgeable and would recommend.

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Waterford, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Christmas light display is very nice. The only real downside is it is a lot of walking and there isn't much light on the path so it is very easy to trip on the bumpy path. Lots of walking.

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Niceville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our adult kids, who traveled South from Ohio for the holidays, to see the annual Christmas light display. We had been before and had built it up a lot such that they were not overly impressed with what they saw in the gardens. Displays didn't seem to have changed much since we had been there several years ago.... More 

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