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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1800
+1 205-414-3950
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Great Botanical Gardens for Spring and Fall displays

As a Forester by training I always take the opportunity to visit a botanical garden. Birmingham's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
samster396
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hidden Gem

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is tucked away in a nice neighborhood and is adjacent to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lsengelberg
,
Germantown, Tennessee
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“japanese garden” (48 reviews)
“rose garden” (30 reviews)
“full bloom” (7 reviews)
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2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1800
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+1 205-414-3950
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"japanese garden"
in 48 reviews
"rose garden"
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"full bloom"
in 7 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 5 reviews
"garden shop"
in 5 reviews
"bamboo forest"
in 4 reviews
"southern living"
in 4 reviews
"nice stroll"
in 5 reviews
"great gift shop"
in 6 reviews
"year round"
in 5 reviews
"walking trails"
in 7 reviews
"water features"
in 4 reviews
"take photos"
in 4 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 5 reviews
"free admission"
in 5 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"walk around"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Forester by training I always take the opportunity to visit a botanical garden. Birmingham's turned out to be a delight in that I combined the walking in a maturing hardwood stand (some of which has been planted in old quarries) and enjoying the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is tucked away in a nice neighborhood and is adjacent to the Birmingham Zoo. The Garden is quite extensive with dedicated trails for azaleas,hosta,camillias roses and even a Southern Living Garden. Best of all it’s FREE. Lovely gift shop and plenty of...More

Thank lsengelberg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 16 year old son and I were in the area. We only had a short amount of time to visit the gardens, but enjoyed it greatly! The Japanese garden was breathtaking! The other areas were peaceful and relaxing as well! These gardens are free...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a Bog! I loved it all. There was a greenhouse with Bananas and a desert area with blooming cacti and delightful paths that meander through Japanese Gardens, bogs, and a multitude of flower gardens all so very nice. And its Free!! Right next...More

Thank P3902RQwilliamp
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

  Down here in the South, we know spring is a bit unstable. Sudden freezes nip the tips and stunt spring growth with little warning. But sometimes it comes together beautifully, and this spring we had it all at once: draperies of wisteria punctuated with...More

1  Thank Vickie M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for the first time in fall last year and came back to admire a new season. Although it was busy, it wasn't too crowded. Beginning of April wasn't maybe not the best time to visit. The Japanese cherries finished already flowering and...More

1  Thank Johan D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here for my nieces wedding in March and would love to come back when more things are in bloom. It is a beautiful area

Thank Rebecca E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just stopped at the gardens- it was a perfect morning activity. Still a little early and cool but a few things were in bloom and it was wonderful. Just walking around was great! Lots of water features and green. Tons of birds, chipmunks, squirrels,...More

1  Thank Emily L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful spring day, cooling temps, and the place was as full of people as I’ve ever seen it. Thanks to it’s size, however, it didn’t feel too crowded. The gardens were in peak form, and people were really enjoying it. I overheard comments like...More

1  Thank 6016-1824
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Beautiful gardens and a great gift shop. Favorite garden is the oriental garden with the koi. And there is no admission fee.

1  Thank mellenaudrey
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spencer_sun
September 4, 2017|
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Response from Wladovich | Reviewed this property |
I seem to recall that dogs are fine. I assume yours is well behaved, so he/she should be welcome. Bring doggie bag!
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spencer_sun
September 4, 2017|
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Response from vcb57 | Reviewed this property |
Pets are not allowed.
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Kalina B
July 9, 2017|
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Response from Wladovich | Reviewed this property |
I believe the gardens are open 7 days a week during reasonable hours. Plenty of parking
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