Bellingrath Gardens and Home is about an hr and twenty minute drive from me and also one of my favorite places to visit. There arent as many flowers in bloom during the fall/winter months compared to spring and summer. It’s still worth visiting to see what is in bloom as you can see from the pictures I took at the end of my post.
You can read about the history of the gardens by clicking the link. Bellingrath Gardens and Home
I have yet to tour the home so I can’t give a review on that. I can give you a review of the grounds though. The grounds are gorgeous and you’ll definitely get your steps in. Some areas are roped off at the moment to string the lights for Christmas; which is very pretty when all lit up. The Asian-American garden was under repairs on my visit that day.
Hours: Bellingrath Gardens and Home is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The last tickets of the day are sold at 4 p.m. Guests may purchase tickets when they arrive. At this time, there are no daily limits on admissions to the Gardens.
The Bellingrath Home offers tours each hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Home Tour tickets are sold in the Entrance Building. In order to comply with current safety precautions related to the Covid-19 virus, Home Tours are limited to eighteen people. Home Tour tickets are sold for specific tour times. Ask your Admissions representative for details on scheduling your Home Tour.
Handicap accessibility: Preserving a historic attraction such as Bellingrath Gardens and Home requires maintaining its original structure. The pathways throughout the Gardens are handicap accessible except for the Asian Garden, which has overlooks but is not fully accessible by wheelchair. The Bellingrath Museum Home is not accessible to the handicapped, because part of the tour includes stairs. Manual wheelchairs are available to rent at the Entrance Building for a $6 fee.
Pricing: Please refer to their website. Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Dining: During Magic Christmas in Lights, the Magnolia Café will be open for dinner ONLY with a limited menu from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. You may also purchase snacks in the Gift Shop from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m Beer and wine re available for purchase in the Magnolia Café. During Magic Christmas in Lights, beer and wine will also be available in Live Oak Plaza. There is a vending machine, that has drinks to buy, near the chapel. Cost is $2.00
Pets are not allowed inside the gardens. They do offer a pet hotel, free of charge, which you’d need to speak with someone about. I’d recommend calling first since so much has changed due to covid.
All in all, I’ve always enjoyed my visits there. You should visit too; even if it’ll be just a one time thing.
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Pictures Below Taken With my Camera. Pictures Above taken with Iphone 11
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A Short Video of My Adventure