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Bellingrath Gardens near Mobile Bay in Alabama ~ Pictures of Unsurpassed Beauty

Updated on March 2, 2016

Bellingrath Gardens

Photo of my Mother at Bellingrath Gardens
Photo of my Mother at Bellingrath Gardens | Source

Garden Lovers Delight

Bellingrath Gardens is located on the Fowl River in Theodore, Alabama just off of Mobile Bay which connects with the Gulf of Mexico. Pictures will be shared with readers of this hub as well as videos that others have produced showcasing this unsurpassed beauty in the Southeastern part of the United States.

My mother, niece and I were traveling to Florida from Houston in the year 1986 and decided to detour slightly off of our path to take in the renowned Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

It was not much of a detour since it is only about 25 minutes south of Mobile and we had planned to spend the night in Mobile anyway.

We had heard of the stunning beauty of the Bellingrath Gardens from my grandparents who had traveled extensively in the United States.

Assuredly, the detour was well worth it!

Bellingrath Gardens in the Spring

The Bellingraths


Walter Bellingrath was the President of the Coca Cola bottling plant in Mobile, Alabama after he and his brother William secured the franchises to do the bottling in Montgomery as well as in Mobile. Mr. Bellingrath chose to operate the plant in Mobile.


The lady that would become his wife, Bessie Mae Morse, was a stenographer at the Mobile Coca Cola bottling plant.


In addition to that enterprise, Walter Bellingrath was a founding partner in the Waterman Steamship Company in 1919 and went on to acquire the National Mosaic Tile Company located in Mobile in 1920. Obviously he was entrepreneurial and very successful financially


Mr. Bellingrath originally purchased this land (which was to become the famous Bellingrath Home and Gardens) in 1917 as a fishing camp for recreational purposes for himself and his buddies. It had been established as such but would become much, much more!

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Oriental - American Gardens at Bellingrath
Oriental - American Gardens at Bellingrath | Source

George B. Rogers

The architect that had built the home in which the Bellingrath's had purchased to reside in Mobile, Alabama was George B. Rogers. They liked his designs and enlisted his help sometime later in developing the gardens at that address of 60 South Ann Street.

When the Bellingraths decided to have a home built on the location of their fishing camp which they called "Belle Camp," naturally they chose George B. Rogers to also help them with that project, both the residence and the gardens.


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Oriental - American Gardens at Bellingrath
Oriental - American Gardens at Bellingrath | Source

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My Mother at Bellingrath Gardens
My Mother at Bellingrath Gardens | Source

Asian Water Garden at Bellingrath Gardens

Azalea Trail and beyond...


The Bellingraths allowed people to tour their home gardens in Mobile when the very first Azalea Trail was developed but what really drew great interest was when their gardens at Belle Camp were opened for the occasion of the Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs annual meeting in 1932.

The renamed Bellingrath Gardens have never closed since that date when droves of people were introduced to those gloriously designed garden sites.

Naturally the word spread and those 65 acres ( 26 hectares ) have been visited by countless individuals ever since April of 1932 when it was first opened to the public.

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My niece and me at  Bellingrath Gardens
My niece and me at Bellingrath Gardens | Source

Bellingrath Gardens in the Fall


The Bellingrath home was completed between 1935 - 1936 and great use of recyclable materials were utilized in its construction.

George B. Rogers, the architect, obviously saw the beauty and utility in using bricks, flagstone and even ironwork from other sources and the end result is a gorgeous 15 room home which is situated overlooking the Fowl River.

The landscaped gardens with land and water features seem to mesh perfectly into this great tapestry of a design.


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Picture of me taken by my niece at Bellingrath Gardens
Picture of me taken by my niece at Bellingrath Gardens | Source

Duck at Bellingrath Gardens

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Each season of the year showcases something special in the Bellingrath Gardens.


These year round gardens are beautiful no matter what season one may encounter them. My mother, niece and I saw them in August.


In the Winter one can count on seeing vast amounts of Camellias in bloom.


Azaleas...some 250,000 of them!... fill the gardens with their special kind of beauty in the Spring.


Roses of every type and color highlight the gardens in the Summertime.


Chrysanthemums rule the days of the Fall, and Holiday Lights fill the Christmas Season with sparkle and an extra air of festivity.


Needless-to-say, there are many other plants in addition to those that are mentioned above which artfully dot the grounds adding to the enjoyment of the Bellingrath Gardens in each and every season of the year.


Bellingrath Gardens - Oriental American Garden

Oriental - American Garden at Bellingrath
Oriental - American Garden at Bellingrath | Source

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My niece at Bellingrath Gardens
My niece at Bellingrath Gardens | Source

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My niece sitting between urns of Chenille plants at Bellingrath Gardens
My niece sitting between urns of Chenille plants at Bellingrath Gardens | Source

Types of Gardens

There are distinct forms of gardens that can be enjoyed while strolling the extensive grounds at Bellingrath Gardens. They include the following:


Mirror Lake...aptly named due to the reflections of the sky, clouds, and surrounding landscaping.

Oriental - American Gardens ( Many of my pictures show features of this part of the grounds.)

Rose Garden

Formal Gardens

Butterfly Garden

Great Lawn

Rockery


Also to be enjoyed is a Conservatory on the grounds which houses tropical plants and other specimens.



Mirror Lake at Bellingrath Gardens

Mirror Lake at Bellingrath Gardens
Mirror Lake at Bellingrath Gardens | Source

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens
Bellingrath Gardens | Source

Bellingrath Gardens was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.


Open every day except for Christmas, be sure and tour the home and chapel in addition to the gardens.


Fine antiques decorate the home and the Bellingraths had amassed over the years an extensive porcelain collection which includes porcelains from the finest makers.


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My niece and me at Bellingrath Gardens
My niece and me at Bellingrath Gardens | Source

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Bellingrath Gardens
Bellingrath Gardens | Source

Riverfront Walk

The gardens at Bellingrath extend down to the water and the walkway along the Fowl River is not only pleasant, but the breezes coming off of the water gave us a little respite from the heat on the day of our visit. How pleasant it would be to sit on that covered area of the pier merely enjoying the river views for a while.

45 minute river cruises can be arranged from February to November if one chooses.

Bellingrath Gardens waterfront views

Bellingrath home as viewed from the waterfront
Bellingrath home as viewed from the waterfront | Source
Bellingrath waterfront
Bellingrath waterfront | Source

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Mrs. Bellingrath preceded Mr. Bellingrath in death but prior to his last days on earth, Mr. Bellingrath graciously saw to the establishment of a foundation to care for their beloved home and gardens so that the public could enjoy these grounds in perpetuity.


Recommendation...



If you wish to see sites of unsurpassed beauty near Mobile Bay, make it a point to visit the spectacular Bellingrath Home and Gardens if you find yourself anywhere near the Southeastern part of the United States. From old oak trees draped with Spanish moss to the Fowl River and other ponds and water features, to individual specimen plants or others massed together for maximum effect...this garden is a delight for all the senses. Be sure to take your camera! You will want to capture pictures of your own making!


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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patricia,

      I agree that visiting gardens like Bellingrath is literally good for the soul. Thinking of you and your family with love. Good thoughts and prayers are winging their way over to you in Florida right now.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks for the tour and your insightful words about this treasure. Spectacular may not even cover it...visiting glorious gardens is just plain good for the soul. The calm and beauty take me to another place, literally and figuratively.

      So sorry for the delay in responding..much is happening at present so am not on here too much.

      Many Angels are headed to you and yours, my friend. ps

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello ThatMommyBlogger,

      I would have to agree with you. Bellingrath Gardens is truly beautiful.

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      Missy 3 years ago from The Midwest

      Absolutely gorgeous.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi rajan jolly,

      Yes, it was wonderful that the Bellingrath home and gardens have been left so that the public can forever enjoy this magnificent setting. So nice to know that you enjoyed this hub via the Internet. Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Gail,

      Nice to know that you enjoyed this hub about the Bellingrath Gardens. I always look forward to learning about the wonders in your part of the country. Appreciate the 5 star rating and votes.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      It sure looks like paradise, Peggy. So calm and serene is the beauty of Bellingrath Gardens. If it is so beautiful in pictures I'm sure it'll be awesome in reality. And the upkeep has been of the highest order.

      Truly, Mr Bellingrath left some lovely sights for people to cherish forever.

      Voted up, beautiful and awesome.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi rebeccamealey,

      If you live close enough...am certain that you would enjoy visiting the Bellingrath Gardens just about any time of the year. So glad that you enjoyed reading this hub and viewing the photos.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      What stunningly beautiful and enchanted gardens and how wonderful that they've been open to the public for so long and are so well maintained.

      I enjoyed the photos of you, your mom and your niece, as well as all the other photos and the music in the first video was very peaceful.

      Rated 5 stars and also voted up across the board except for funny. I would definitely visit these gardens if I'm traveling through the area.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      Bellingrath Gardens are beautiful all times of the year with seasonal plantings, so if you are in the Mobile, Alabama region...plan a detour to see these lovely gardens. I know with your love of plants that you would enjoy it.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Wow, what a lovely place. It sounds like worth the drive for me. What nice photos. Excellent Hub!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      You know, I don't think I have ever been to Alabama. If I ever go, I'll be sure and visit the Bellingrath Gardens. It sure was good of Mr. Bellingrath to make sure these beautiful gardens were preserved for the public.

      I voted this Hub UP and will share.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi alocsin,

      It is wonderful that Mr. Bellingrath saw fit to pass on this beautifully landscaped estate so that the public could enjoy it for many years to come. It is a fitting tribute to his wife who (when she was alive) took such pleasure in making it the beauty that it has become today. Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      It's remarkable to keep such beauty going for so long. I especially like all the water features such as the waterfront. It's good that Mr. Bellingrath had something living and beautiful to remind him of his wife. I don't think most men expect to outlive their wives, so it's quite a shock to them when they do. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Angela,

      Bellingrath Gardens is breathtakingly beautiful. I can only imagine what it must look like at other times of the year! Appreciate your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Joan,

      So glad that you liked this look at the beautiful Bellingrath Gardens near Mobile, Alabama. Getting to see it in all seasons of the year would be a treat! Appreciate your comment, votes, etc. Thanks!

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This is breathtaking!

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 5 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Beautiful Hub, wonderful pictures! Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting! Also shared! Be happy

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      Alabama is fortunate to have such a lovely place as Bellingrath Gardens in their State. As you say, the grounds are truly beautiful. Thanks for your comment.

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      Cheryl J. 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      A very lovely place Bellingrath Gardens. The grounds are absolutely beautiful in your photos. It deserves the recognition of being placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is indeed a lovely place. Great hub.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello akterpk,

      I'm glad you liked these pictures of the beautiful Bellingrath Gardens near Mobile Bay in Alabama. Thanks for the comment.

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      akterpk 6 years ago

      very good all picturs

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Shirley Pisa,

      Glad that you enjoyed these pictures of Bellingrath Gardens and thank you for the comment.

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      Shirley Pisa 7 years ago

      I love these pictures. These are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing such beauty to us.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Prasetio,

      You are very kind with your comments. Thanks! Hope that you do get to see Bellingrath Gardens in person someday!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love garden very much. Thanks for presenting the beautiful garden for us. I really enjoy all the pictures you gave to us. I am glad to visit this garden someday. Good work, my friend. Vote up as usual.

      Prasetio

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Ethel,

      Bellingrath Gardens is indeed that. Lovely! Thanks for the comment.

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      E M Smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Looks lovely Peggy

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello D.A.L.,

      Glad that you enjoyed these pictures from Bellingrath Gardens, and thanks so much for your comment.

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      Dave 7 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi once again you have introduced us to a gem of a place. Thank you so much for taking the time to produce it. The photographs are wonderful.Best wishes to you.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello youcanwin,

      Happy to hear that you enjoyed seeing these pictures of the beautiful Bellingrath Gardens. Thanks for the comment.

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      youcanwin 7 years ago

      Beautiful pictures.

      Thanks a lot for sharing it with us.

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      youcanwin 7 years ago

      Beautiful pictures.

      Thanks a lot for sharing it with us.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mike Lickteig,

      My aunt and uncle used to live part of the year in Florida so that was the incentive to drive that direction from Houston several times. We always liked to take in some sites coming and going...thus the side-trip to Bellingrath Gardens, Tarpon Springs, Cypress Gardens and so forth. On some of those trips, my young niece joined my mother and me, and on other trips, it was just my mother and myself. Really cherish those memories now that my mother is gone.

      Was your trip to Florida a vacation?

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello oliversmum,

      Happy to have been able to share these photos and impresssions from Bellingrath Gardens in Alabama just off of Mobile Bay and south of the City of Mobile. They are truly amazing and beautiful. So nice that Mr. Bellingrath had it set up that the rest of us could enjoy these gardens forever more. Thanks for your nice comment.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Billy,

      Thanks! Will hop on over to your hub now to see the answer.

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      Mike Lickteig 7 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Another amazing area. Your vacations are truly wonderful, and you have seen so very much. Except for one trip to Florida, I have never traveled southeast. It looks as if I have missed a lot. Thanks for sharing more wonderful photos and memories.

      Mike

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Peggy W. Hi. My goodness me. These are the most beautiful Gardens that I have ever seen.

      You do live in a great Country.

      The photographs are absolutely wonderful and I love the little bridge.

      Thank you so much for sharing your Family travels with us.:) :)

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Again beautiful gardens Peggy and yes I agree the Gulf economy got wrecked from all the negative noise and politics also in addition to the environmental damage. A disgrace by the politics - remember the Florida AG and now the Alabama AG that sends a message the holiday is in a toxic playground.

      I answered your twitter and 60DX questions - unfortunately I copied wrong when I did the new hub.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi James,

      Bellingrath Gardens are certainly that...beautiful! Thanks for the compliment on the photography. The videos created by others certainly added great images from different times of the year to this hub. Thanks for coming by, reading and leaving a comment. Have missed your visits!

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      These are the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. But more than that, your photography is magnificent!! Thank you for this journey. It is pure pleasure to the eye.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Om Paramapoonya,

      So happy to hear that you liked these photos and descriptions of the lovely Bellingrath Gardens. Thanks for the comment.

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      Om Paramapoonya 7 years ago

      Lovely! The pictures are great, and your wonderful writing made me feel like I was there with your family lol

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Billy,

      The worst part about all the publicity is that the summer vacation time is nearly gone and all of those vacations that were cancelled along the Gulf Coast cannot now be recovered. So oil on the beaches or not...the damage has been done and for many businesses, the losses will remain.

      For anyone with remaining vacation time or available money to be spent...information like that from your friends might spur some much needed business to the Gulf of Mexico environs. Am sure that crowds at Bellingrath Gardens have been diminished as well.

      So for anyone reading this...go and visit these places now! You will be doing businesses a great favor and you will get a dollar-stretching bargain at the same time. A WIN-WIN all around!

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Peggy thanks for your reply - I agree on the hurricane - it wasn't their first merry-go-round. On the spill I was thinking more generally. Actually I have a t least 4 groups of friends who have been to the Gulf - Florida and Galveston and seen no oil damage and said they had an unbelievable vacation - no one there and everything cheap, cheap, cheap! Makes you wonder doesn't it.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Martha C,

      Happy to hear that both you and your grandson enjoyed these photos and videos from Bellingrath Gardens. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all be surrounded by landscaping like that! Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Martha Castillo 7 years ago from San Diego CA

      This just so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. My grandson especially enjoyed these pictures and he is only fourteen. The natural beauty and someone's obvious landscaping talent combined together is truly breathtaking.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello North Wind,

      Am sure your Bellingrath Gardens book is filled with gorgeous photos taken at all times of the year. The videos I found to include in this hub share different visions of what these gardens are like in other seasons. Thanks for taking the time to comment and enjoy your book! :-)

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Dardia,

      Hope that you and your husband do get to visit the spectacular Bellingrath Gardens. My mother is now gone, but we always enjoyed visiting gardens on our travels together. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Merlin Fraser,

      I certainly understand! It would be hard to be able to see all the gorgeous gardens of the world in person. Happy to hear that you enjoyed this look at Bellingrath Gardens. I also know you have some wonderful gardens in your part of the world. Thanks!

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      North Wind 7 years ago from The World (for now)

      Hi! I have a book about these lovely gardens and have always wanted to visit them. Thank you for reminding me about it!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi dahoglund,

      So true! If it were not for people like the Bellingraths who leave such wonderful and enduring legacies behind them, we (John Q. Public) would not be able to enjoy beautiful sites like the Bellingrath Home and Gardens. Many of our National Parks were started that way...wealthy people leaving behind land and money for the benefit of future generations of people to enjoy. Thanks for your visit and comment.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Micky Dee,

      Glad you liked this peek at Bellingrath Gardens just outside of Mobile, Alabama. Thanks for the complimentary comment.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Pamela99,

      Happy to have introduced you to Bellingrath Gardens for a possible future visit. It is truly a beautiful site.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Hh,

      Yes, my mother, niece and I had a wonderful time at Bellingrath Gardens. Always spoke of going back in the Spring of the year when all of those azaleas would have been in bloom but did not make it. We have gorgeous azaleas and an Azalea Trail in Houston each year...some in our own garden, for that matter. Great time of year! Thanks for the visit.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Billy,

      I cannot answer that question with authority, but I would suspect that the gardens are OK after Katrina. Anything lost has probably been replanted by now. The biggest things at risk would have been the big trees, but they have probably gone through many hurricanes over the years. Since the River would flow out to sea, doubt that the BP oil spill has affected Bellingrath Gardens in any way except for possibly scaring tourists away from that area in general which would be bad enough.

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      Darlene Yager 7 years ago from Michigan

      Beautiful gardens! My husband and I love to visit gardens. Maybe I can talk him into driving that far south to check it out one day. I am glad you added the photos to give a glimpse of what we are missing. As Merlin Fraser above said, This may be the only way some get to see it.

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      Merlin Fraser 7 years ago from Cotswold Hills

      Thanks for sharing Peggy it maybe the onlt way some of get to see the wonders of this wonderful garden.

      Although we have one or two spectacular ones over this side as well.

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      Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      It is good that some successful people see fit to leave a legacy to be shared by the public. Great hub.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      It's really pretty and you've done excellent work here. Thank you again Peggy.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Peggy, The pictures are gorgeous and I was unaware of that park. It certainly is a place I would love to visit.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for sharing such wonderful pictures and informative hub. You must have had a great time.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Peggy glorious shots - I was wondering how were the gardens affected after Katrina given Mobile was affected? I see it is further inland though. There is much beauty on the Gulf coast and a reminder of what the BP spill put at risk.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello loriamoore,

      Happy to have introduced you to Bellingrath Gardens in Alabama. I had heard about it for years because of my grandparent's travels and was happy to have seen it in person. Would be fun to revisit at various times of the year. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Cassie Ann,

      Glad that you liked this hub about Bellingrath Gardens. As you say, it is gorgeous! Thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello DiamondRN,

      Yes, I would definitely say that Bellingrath Gardens is a treasure. Thanks for the first comment.

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      loriamoore 7 years ago

      I had no idea that Alabama held such a treasure. Wow!

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      Cassie Ann 7 years ago

      Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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      Bob Diamond RPh 7 years ago from Charlotte, NC USA

      What a treasure, Peggy!