Spring has officially sprung along the Alabama Coastal Connection, as evidenced by the beautiful blooms taking over at one of our favorite stops along the beach byway. If you’ve got spring fever, there’s no better way to immerse yourself in the season than with a trip to Bellingrath.
Right now, the sight to see at Bellingrath is the rose blooms. Bellingrath’s award-winning rose garden features more than 2,000 plants in 75 different varieties that will continue to bloom throughout spring and into summer. In addition to roses in every hue, keep your eyes peeled for begonias, hibiscus, petunias, Southern magnolia and verbena.
In addition to the spring blooms, Bellingrath is offering a number of spring events for visitors. May 11 is National Public Gardens Day, and in celebration Bellingrath will offer a special behind-the-scenes tour showcasing how they grow their signature displays. The tour kicks off at 10:30 am and is included in the garden’s admission price.
On May 13, the gardens will welcome the Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra for their annual Mother’s Day evening concert beginning at 5:30 pm. Tables and chairs are available for rent, but guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and a picnic supper. Drinks and snacks can be purchased on site, and the concert is covered in the admission price.
A celebration of the life of Bellingrath’s foremother, Miss Bessie’s Birthday Celebration will take place May 20. Head to the gardens to commemorate what would be Bessie Morse Bellingrath’s 140th birthday. Without Miss Bessie, Bellingrath wouldn’t be what it is today.
At Bellingrath, it’s sensory overload all year long. Enjoy the sights and smells of spring along Alabama’s coast with a trip to Bellingrath.