Bellingrath Gardens Wonderful Wednesdays

June 24th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Bellingrath Gardens Wonderful Wednesdays 2016Bellingrath Gardens Wonderful Wednesdays is a series of lectures and workshops covering tips and techniques for your home and garden.

Summertime here on the Gulf Coast is always fantastic. Our extended growing season means a plethora of lush and beautiful flora to soak in and enjoy, no matter where you look. No where is that more true than at Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

Located on the Fowl River, in Theodore, AL, this once private estate is well known for its immaculate grounds. Along with a lush 65 acres and historic home, Bellingrath hosts numerous events throughout the year like Wonderful Wednesdays.

Running through June and July, half of the 2016 Wonderful Wednesdays program is already over – but more is on the way! June’s programs saw a Summer Garden Walk, a Kids Gulf Discovery Day, Caring for Daylilies, and Hydrangea Day.

Bellingrath Gardens Wonderful Wednesdays 2016 Schedule

All programs – 10:30am to 11am

June 29 – Cascade Chrysanthemums
Nursery Manager Chuck Owens reveals the secrets to creating Bellingrath’s annual, autumn cascading chrysanthemum display – the nation’s largest! Get a sneak peak of the colors and shapes planned for the Gardens this November. Chrysanthemums will be on sale for you to create your own cascade at home! An optional tour of the mum nursery follows the program, weather permitting.

July 13 – Beekeeping on the Gulf Coast
Rebekah Hargraves, president of the Baldwin County Beekeepers Association, presents an introduction into the Basics of Beekeeping. Learn how to identify and protect honeybees and enjoy a fascinating closer look at a working observation hive.

July 20 – Beautiful Objects with a Colorful Past
Help celebrate the 80th anniversary of Bellingrath Home with a special look at some of Bessie Bellingrath’s treasures! Museum Director Tom McGehee will tell the fascinating stories behind these items, followed by an optional tour of the Bellingrath Home.

July 27 – Native Azaleas
Discover the native deciduous azaleas of the Gulf Coast from special guest and expert grower Maarten van der Giessen. Learn some of the hybridization processes used to carefully shape these delicate flowers while keeping the best traits.

Non-members can attend Bellingrath Gardens Wonderful Wednesdays for only $13. The programs are very popular, however, so reservations are requested. If you hope to attend: Call or email Bellingrath Gardens and Home at: bellingrath@bellingrath.org 251.973.2217

Bellingrath Gardens Wonderful Wednesdays

Wednesdays: June 29, July 13, 20, & 27, 2016
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
bellingrath.org

Lodging for Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Malaga Inn, in Mobile’s downtown historic district, offers 39 private rooms and suites. Custom tailored for your comfort, they’re less than a half-hour’s drive away from the Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Whenever you’re in Mobile, stay at Malaga Inn for service, luxury, and true Southern hospitality.