Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Feb 28th, 2020

It was always on our bucket list to visit these gardens.  Since we were very close and the right time of the year, we decided to go.  The gardens are located just south of Mobile, AL.  The fastest and fun way to get there was to take the ferry across from Fort Morgan to Daphne Island. 

The gardens were started by Walter Bellingrath and his wife Bessie.  He was one of the first Coca-Cola bottlers in the Southeast.   The land was originally used by the family as a fishing camp.  They later decided to create the gardens and built the mansion on the property where they lived permanently.  The gardens opened to the public in 1932.

This link  gives a detailed history of the park and home.  We explored both the home and gardens.

The house:

The gardens:

The Oriental gardens

The boardwalk

Azaleas and Camellias


Happytrails said...

We were there about a year ago!! We arrived kinda later in the day so we didn't make the home tour. The gardens are just beautiful. This brought back so many great memories of our time in this beautiful area.
So glad you rode the ferry. We've done the ferry before but this trip we drove over.

Peter said...

What a beautiful place!

Erin said...

What a delightful place. Thanks for the armchair-traveling opportunity.

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

That definitely looks like a place steeped with family history that would be worth visiting. Beautiful Pictures.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Not a Coca Cola bottle in sight? :cO