Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Bellingrath Gardens

 Walking paths at the Garden. This is a sixty five acre estate which was first a fishing camp bought by Walter Bellingrath at the advise of his doctor who told him to "LEARN HOW TO PLAY.'
Today countless number of tourist get to enjoy his prescription. Walter's wife Bessie had a love of flowers and antiques. After the rustic cabins with no running water or electricity were renovated, Bessie decided to improve the place by bringing down a few azaleas. Unfortunate for us these had already bloomed. 
 In 1927 the Bellingraths went on a European tour and when they returned they decided to turn the camp into a country estate. Thus the gardens for today's enjoyment begun. 
This is the rose garden which was named 2004 Top Public Rose Garden in the United States. 

I thought I would include a photo of the red bridge which was located in the Japanese area of the grounds. 
The Kitty Justice is we will have to go back for a proper tour since we only spent 30-45 minutes here. 


Changes in the wind said...

Love that bridge...

Lady Di Tn said...

Same here. Peace

Small City Scenes said...

It is heavenly. What a place to take more time just to meander through. Go back--soon and take more pictures. ha! MB

Jackie said...

What breathtaking gardens...absolutely beautiful.
I will Google this and see where it is...
Thank you for sharing these photos with me.

mississippi artist said...

I could end days there-it is such a beautiful place. There is no way to see it all in one day. The restaurant has wonderful food too.

Lady Di Tn said...

If I get the chance, I would like to spend at least a completely whole day there. Peace

It is in Mobile AL and it is a wonderful place and I am thankful that they shared the place with the public. I would love to get inside the house, because the book I got while there, said there are 3 dining rooms. Peace

Sounds like you have been there too. I think it would be fun to see it in each Season much like our Cheekwood. Peace