The Mobile Botanical Gardens were founded in 1974, and are located on Museum Drive in the Spring Hill community in Mobile, Alabama, United States.DescriptionThe gardens are situated on 100acre and are a blend of cultivated areas and natural habitats, including the Rhododendron Garden, Camellia Wintergarden, Fern Glade, Fragrance and Texture Garden, Japanese Maple Garden, Herb garden, and a Longleaf Pine habitat of 40acre.The Rhododendron Garden contains eight collections of approximately 1,000 evergreen and native azaleas. The plantings were newly installed in 2006 within an older azalea garden. The collections here include Encore, Harris, Holly Springs, Mobile, National Arboretum Kurumes, Nuccio, Robin Hill, and Southern Indica. This is the most comprehensive rhododendron collection anywhere along the Gulf Coast. Another area of special note is the Longleaf Pine Habitat, a preserved remnant of the great southern longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) ecosystem that once dominated the American South. It is an extremely diversified habitat with 49 vascular plant families, 159 vascular plant species, 72 woody species, and 21 naturalized species cataloged in May and June 2007. Installed in 2007, the Camellia Wintergarden is a collection of 500 camellias, 350 newly planted, with 75 planted over thirty years ago.Mobile Botanical Gardens is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and funding is mainly through contributions, grants, plant sales, and membership dues. It is open year-round from dawn to dusk. Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free. Add Mobile Botanical Gardens and other attractions to your Mobile trip itinerary using our Mobile tour app .
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One of the things I really liked is that there were signs underneath everyone of the plants letting you know what they were. I went for the first time and was a couple weeks late as the big blooms have already passed. There was still color just not much about. It was still a cool time exploring somewhere that I have not been yet. It's a fair price of $5 which I don't mind paying. I bet if I had went two weeks ago the place would be bathed in color. Still a pleasant experience, wtoill be back, saw some pretty blooms and a black racer.
On March 21 my wife and I visited Mobile Botanical Gardens and were so glad we did. The flowers were in full bloom and really put on a show. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. It is so well worth visiting.
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