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Birmingham

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

The Park, a creation of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bellingrath was opened for the public in 1932. 65 acres of the Garden Estate are in full bloom all through the year. You have camellias in winter, azaleas in spring, roses in summer, chrysanthemums in autumn and Magic Christmas lighting up the holiday season! Take a tour of Bellingrath “English Renaissance” Home built in 1935. It is replete with original furnishings and extensive collection of decorative arts. Self-guided walking tours get you admiring the acclaimed Rose Garden, Bayou Boardwalk, Mirror Lake, Great Lawn, Asian-American Gardens and Butterfly Garden as also formal garden terraces. Enjoy a 45-minute cruise along the Fowl River to learn about birding habits, ecology, and local civil war history. Southern Belle departs daily from Bellingrath Gardens and Home between March and November.