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Mobile Botanical Gardens

Mobile, AL

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Address: 5151 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL 36608 Number: (251) 342-0555 Website Contact How do we get there?

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The Mobile Botanical Gardens is home to the largest collection of plants on the Gulf Coast, so if you love nature then this might just be the place for you on your next family day out!

Here, you can learn all about local wildlife and plant life, with over 100 acres of paved areas to stroll through and woodland gardens and trails to really allow you to immerse yourself in nature. 

A stop in the WinterGarden (also named as a “Garden of Excellence by the International Camellia Society”) is well worth a visit as it's one of the most comprehensive collections of Azaleas along the Gulf Coast too - which is quite an impressive feat! It's also home to a Pollinator Gardens as well as the largest collection of Japanese Maple in the Southeast plus it's where you can enjoy a conservation Longleaf Pine forest.

In fact, the pine holds a very important role in the history of the area as it was prior to the European Settlemenet in the 1700s that the land on which Mobile Botanical Gardens stand today was actually part of an incredibly vast longleaf pine forest. Most of this land was logged in the early 1900s, but the 35 acre conservation area within Mobile Botanical Gardens is considered second generation growth.

With such a fascainating history visitors to Mobile Botanical Gardens have been able to really learn about the history since the early 1970s when Mobile Botanical Gardens was established and opened to visitors. 

So for families who love nature, and want to spend a day strolling through some beautiful flowers, trees, forests and woodland areas then a visit to this popular botanical gardens is a must for you!

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How much does it cost?

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Adults

$8

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Children

$3 (Ages 3 to 12)

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Discount

$6 for seniors and students

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Free Under

3 years

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Last Updates

2022

Any top tips?

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Check the calendar on the website for events and classes that are coming up!

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If you are visiting on a Wednesday or Friday you can try one of Georgia Roussos tasty lunches! Each day has a different special from delicious blackened fish and spinach mornay to tasty jambalaya and collard greens. It's best to order in advance. Extras are typically available for purchase day of but it is not guaranteed

Healthy Eating You can always take a picnic lunch too! You can choose from the Herb Garden Gazebo, picnic tables at the Koi Pond or Longleaf Forest, or pull up a blanket anywhere!

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Mobile Botanical Gardens covers 100 acres (including the 35 acres Longleaf Pine Forest) and is located in the Spring Hill community near the Mobile Museum of Art and Langan Park. ‌‌ Directions from I-10 and I-65: On I-10, take I-65 North. Take the Springhill Avenue exit (5A). Turn left. Go over Spring Hill. At the bottom of hill, Langan Park will be ahead. Turn left at traffic light onto Pfc. John New Drive. This dead-ends almost immediately onto Museum Drive. Turn right. Pass Mobile Museum of Art on the right, then look for the Gardens entrance on the left.

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The Artful Garden Gift Shop is open Wednesdays to Saturdays 10am to 3pm, and is where you can pick up work from local artists and art for your garden! From blown glass, to windchimes and more!

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When can we go?

Open 9am - 4pm Wednesday & Friday, 9am - 5pm Thursday, 10am - 3pm Saturday, 12pm - 3pm Sunday

Closed Monday & Tuesday, as well as New Year’s Day, Memorial Day Weekend and Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Eve and Day, Black Friday, Christmas Eve and Day

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