The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is 67.5-acre (27.3 ha) of botanical gardens located adjacent to Lane Park at the southern foot of Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama. The gardens are home to over 12,000 different types of plants, 25 unique gardens, more than 30 works of original outdoor sculpture, and several miles of walking paths. With more than 350,000 annual visitors, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens qualify as one of Alabama's top free-admittance tourist attractions.For Birmingham Botanical Gardens and beyond, use our Birmingham trip itinerary builder app to get the most from your Birmingham vacation.
The gardens include a garden center that has a library, auditorium, Linn-Henley Lecture Hall, Blount Education Center, Gerlach Plant Information Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System office, Arrington Children's Plant Adventure Zone, and a restaurant.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens reviews
Even though it was a hot day, there was ample shade and no rush to get through the gardens. I was excited to see there was an herb garden, and a bog garden. School children could learn so much from... more »
It was free. It was so clean. It was peaceful. It was beautiful. The public restrooms had the doors propped open and has been well thought out for Covid. Our favorite part was the Japanese... more »
Wow! Beautiful gardens. Nice place to walk. Great gift shop with tons of reasonably priced items. Did I mention it's totally free? Both times we've been here, there have been just a few visitors. Would be a wonderful wedding spot.
Botanical Gardens was a great place for the kids. We had 5 kids aged 6 m.-10yrs. They all had a blast running and playing while looking at the flowers that were bloomed. We went in early summer. I would recommend going mid-spring to see all the flowers bloomed out. We did take a stroller and didn't have any trouble with the paved paths.
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