Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

4.7
#4 of 10 in Parks in Birmingham
Birmingham Botanical Gardens was named one of the top three free attractions in America in 2016 by USA Today. It has more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 27 unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths.

The Gardens features the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens, the Southern Living garden, and Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house. Education programs run year round and over 10,000 school children enjoy free science-curriculum based field trips annually.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the most visited free attraction in Alabama, is open daily from sunrise to sunset, offering free admission to more than 350,000 yearly visitors.
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  • Near the entrance is a large rose garden. After you have appreciated the roses sufficiently continue in their direction (opposite of the way you would go to the Asian gardens) and you will come to sev...  more »
  • My wife and I decided to visit the gardens based on the reviews. What a beautiful place! I’m not much of tip toe through the tulips kind of guy but I was impressed with the size of this place, the con...  more »
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  • Even though we were there in March, in Birmingham the spring flowers and trees gave this couple from Illinois a taste of Spring. The gardens and paths are well tended and marked. Peaceful yet well attended. Seeing the garden center with plants for sale made me wish I could purchase some of these plants and have them shipped home. The Red Japanese Maples were what I wanted. I had another opportunity to visit the Gardens and there were school children visiting. What fun for them - learning to preserve and respect nature! Lovely place and it is free.
  • What a wonderful place. Beautifully maintained and you can't beat the price (free but PLEASE make a donation when you leave). The azaleas and dogwoods were in bloom and gorgeous. Very nice place to wander around and just sit peacefully. Definitely a must when in Birmingham.

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