OUR GARDENS

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Our 100-acre site has an award winning “Garden of Excellence” featuring over 500 camellias, a Longleaf Treasure Forest, cultivated gardens connected by handicapped-accessible paths and woodland trails – an oasis of nature in the West Mobile community.  What you will see at the Gardens

More than a growing experience for plants, Mobile Botanical Gardens is a growing experience for people of all ages and backgrounds. That’s why we say “Come here to grow!”

For adults, it offers opportunities to enjoy the serenity and beauty of nature, see in one place the largest collection of plants on the Gulf Coast, learn about the diversity of our local plant life, choose just the right plants for your yard, and learn about gardening.

A mother and daughter watch fish in a pond.For children, the Gardens are a special introduction to nature’s wonders and often the discovery of a lifetime interest that can even lead to a fulfilling career.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy picnicking, birdwatching, hiking, walking, drawing, painting, and photography in this lovely setting.

Professional photography sessions must be scheduled in advance. Call the office at (251) 342 0555 to schedule. Professional Photography Policy

Monarch ButterflyMaps are available for self-guided tours. Several areas have stations with QR codes that you can scan to get access to an OnCell audio tour.

We offer docent-guided tours and special focused programs for schools, groups, clubs, and organizations with at least two weeks notice. Please call the office for details at (251)342 0555.

Remember that this is the home to many animals, birds, and insects.
– Please respect their habitat.
– Please leave nothing but your footprints
– Please do NOT take flowers, leaves or seeds
– Pets are welcome on leashes. Doggy stations are located around the Gardens, please use them
– Bikes are only allowed on roads and on the bike trail in the Longleaf Treasure Forest – please do not ride on other paths or sidewalks

The Gardens are open to the public dawn to dusk everyday of the year – Access during non-office hours (weekdays after 5pm and on weekends and holidays) is only allowed through the pedestrian gate by the Pat Ryan Drive road gate.