Bellingrath Gardens and Home is a 65-acre public garden and historic home near Mobile, AL. The estate’s gardens, originally owned by Walter and Bessie Bellingrath, opened to the public in 1932. The house was added to the property as a museum in 1956, and the entire estate was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is well known for its lush and beautifully sculpted public gardens. People come to the Mobile area year ’round to revel in the gardens and immaculately decorated, historic home.
Though you can visit nearly any time, the gardens host numerous special occasions throughout the year, including car shows, concerts, benefit runs, and more.
Spring is a time of particular activity, of course. A variety of bloom outs and other seasonal events, like the annual Mobile Orchid Show and Mobile Festival of Flowers, make the season a great time to visit.
2019 Springtime Events at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
March 1-3 – 42nd Annual Mobile Area Orchid Society’s Orchid Show and Sale
The Mobile Area Orchid Society displays their best orchids, answer questions, and provides tips for the exotic plants. The show includes vendors and new spring merchandise in the Bellingrath Gift Shop. Learn more at bellingrath.org
March 2-31 – Azalea Bloom Out
See more than 250,000 vibrant azaleas during Bellingrath Gardens’ Azalea Bloom Out. Dates may vary. More information is available at bellingrath.org
March 21-24 – Providence Hospital’s 26th Annual Festival of Flowers
The annual Festival of Flowers is the largest outdoor flower show in the Southeast and Bellingrath Gardens and Home is part of the festivities! Don’t miss this fun and flowertastic annual event: festivalofflowers.com.
April 6 – The 26th Annual Camellia Classic Open Car Show
See hundreds of vintage and classic automobiles on Bellingrath Gardens’ Great Lawn during Mobile Bay Mustang Club’s annual Camellia Classic Open Car Show. You can even register and show off your own! More details at: mobilebaymustangclub.org.
April 19-30 – Rose Bloom Out
Experience the award-winning Bellingrath Rose Garden during its first bloom. More than 2,000 roses are in the gardens, representing many of the Gulf Coast’s best varieties. Dates for the bloom peak may vary. Learn more at bellingrath.org.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
The Gulf Coast’s extended growing season provides for a cornucopia of lush and beautiful flora to enjoy. Come discover some of the best at Bellingrath Gardens and Home.
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582 – bellingrath.org
Mobile AL Lodging
Malaga Inn, located in Mobile’s downtown historic district, offers 39, custom tailored, private guestrooms and suites, all less than half an hour’s drive from Bellingrath Gardens. We offer complimentary wifi, cable tv, and off street parking. Many of our rooms and suites open onto a picturesque, central courtyard. Book your stay at Malaga Inn today!