Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

#4 of 10 in Parks in Birmingham
Garden · Nature / Park
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.

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.

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  • This was a trip for mom to celebrate her upcoming birthday and a first time for us to walk the gardens. We were impressed with many different variations of roses plus the many flowers or plants we...  more »
  • Don't miss these gardens! Just spectacular. We walked nonstop for 1.75 hours and still didn't see it all. Rose garden and Japanese garden are lovely.  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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