Birmingham Botanical Gardens

One of our favorite places to visit when we make a trip to Birmingham is the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. When the flowers are blooming it's impossible not to be inspired and amazed by this extraordinary jewel of Alabama.

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A tranquil haven amidst the busy city, the Gardens have places to sit and read or trails providing a bit of exercise. Spring is especially beautiful at the Gardens. Masses of tulips and pansies display their colors.

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From the trails through the Alabama Woodland area to the Japanese Garden there is so much to enjoy. Bring a picnic for a peaceful lunch or spend a couple of hours exploring the many trails and gardens.

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Visit their website to see what's in bloom. You can also follow them on twitter to keep up with the latest happenings.