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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
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Simply Beautiful

The Garden is as it should be, filled with stunning blossoms and rich, varied greenery. While it is a splendid place to wander, We have found it an awesome backdrop for family... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2016
Foley, Alabama
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Foley, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The Garden is as it should be, filled with stunning blossoms and rich, varied greenery. While it is a splendid place to wander, We have found it an awesome backdrop for family photos! Lakes and floral back grounds that are real, not digital , seem to bring out the very best in relaxed smiles for everyone. Christmas is exceptional! They... More 

2 Thank Bwana101
Moravia, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We came over from Ft. Morgan on the ferry. Just a short drive on up to Bellingraph. Lovely gardens and home. Great story of days gone by. Beautiful porcelain and furnishings in the home. Would definitely return for other seasons to see what was in bloom and Christmas lights I'm sure is a wonderful display. Might be a little pricey.... More 

2 Thank loves2travel558
Fairhope, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Been there both in summer and winter. Christmas display is wonderful, worth seeing, try to do it during the week, extremely busy on the weekends. Home visit is extra cost, beautifully furnished especially at Christmas time.

2 Thank John36532
Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Stunning display of Christmas lights throughout the gardens. Everything from classic holiday themes to local attractions such as an "Under the Sea" section. Every year they add something new. Children particularly love all the sparkling colors. The light show is in the evening between Thanksgiving and New Year's. If you are going for the lights at Christmas, go early --... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Amazing. It is a great time and a nice walk thru the grounds and gardens. Surprising as we would turn a corner and come upon another themed area. Each well done and allows for pictures in many areas. Background holiday music added to the overall sensation. Well done. The night we had tickets was very wet and rainy. We had... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We came to Bellingrath Gardens for the first time while visiting Mobile. We came to see the Magic Christmas in Lights display and to tour the Bellingrath home. The light display was unbelievable, our botanical garden has a drive thru light display but it doesn't come close to this. The "under water" area is a brilliant idea. We enjoyed the... More 

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Foley, Alabama
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Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

My family has been coming here for years to view the lights at Christmas time. This year they stopped doing a military discount (apparently it's only on Mondays now) so we paid full price. My disappointment stems from that and the fact that many of the displays had strands of lights out. I noticed they added a few new things... More 

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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

It was beautiful! We really enjoyed it. If you're in the area it is worth the big crowds to see the lights!

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Fairhope, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

The Christmas Light show at Bellingrath Gardens is a sight to behold. The lights, displays, and the design and imagination that went into this show are amazing. Fun for the whole family.

Thank James M
Sikeston, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

I've wanted to see the christmas lights for several years. We live 10 hours away but this display of lights is so fantastic it is well worth the trip. We spent 2 hours walking and looking and had to pass on Japanese garden because we were just too tired. We went on a Sunday night and went back next day... More 

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