When considering a vacation, or even just a day out with the family, why not consider visiting a local arboretum or botanical garden? You can enjoy a delightful getaway with a visit to one of these beautiful gateways to all that nature has to offer.
Arboretums and botanical gardens work to promote a common respect and educate with a drive towards an appreciation of the world of gardening and the insects that work to pollinate our plants and flowers.
These nature monuments are just waiting to be discovered and welcome all visitors for a day of tranquility, enjoying their peaceful beauty. Make sure to check out one of the arboretums or botanical gardens listed below.
Aldridge Botanical Gardens
3530 Lorna Rd, Hoover, AL 35216
The Gardens host plant sales, art exhibits and shows, classes and seminars, bird walks, fishing days and more. Other features include an event venue and gallery in the couple’s former home, an education building, an outdoor pavilion, a five-acre lake, and a half-mile walking trail.
William Bartram Arboretum
2521 Fort Toulouse Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093
The arboretum is a boardwalk and series of paths through wildflower fields, bogs, and forests from the visitor’s center to Fort Toulouse, then down to an overlook of the Tallapoosa River. Shrubs and flowers are identified. The arboretum is open from sunrise to sunset all year long.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore, AL 36582
Enjoy 65 acres of year-round floral wonder in a Southern estate garden. Bellingrath Gardens and Home features blooms and beauty every day of the year.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
A cherished place of respite and inspiration for more than 55 years, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all every day of the week, and we look forward to your visit.
Donald E Davis Arboretum
315 Roosevelt Concourse, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849
The Donald E. Davis Arboretum is a 13.5-acre botanic garden facility located in the heart of Auburn. Supported by the College of Sciences and Mathematics, it provides visitors with a place to enjoy a natural setting and experience Alabama’s native plants and habitats.
Mobile Botanical Gardens
5151 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL 36608
The gardens are situated on 100 acres (0.40 km2) 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 40 acres.
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