More About MBG

Entry sign reading Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum DriveThe Gardens encompass a 100-acre site of cultivated gardens, woodland trails, and a longleaf pine restoration. Established in 1974 by a dedicated group of horticulturists to preserve the natural aspects of the local environment, the Gardens have grown and developed into an oasis for the community.

Dedicated to preserving native plants and to educating the community, the Mobile Botanical Gardens encompasses an extensive variety of cultivated areas and collections. A non-profit 501(c)3 organization, The Gardens holds fundraising events during the year to raise money for its ongoing operations and maintenance.

We are located near Langan (Municipal)Park in the Springhill area.  The main entrance is on Pat Ryan Drive, off Museum Drive.

The Gardens are open to the Public dawn to dusk everyday of the year – but access during non-office hours (M-F after 5PM and holidays/weekends) is only allowed through the pedestrian gate.


Plant Sales

Shoppers at the fall plant sale.These events feature thousands of unusual and native plants selected for their beauty and ability to flourish in the Gulf Coast. Knowledgeable volunteers, many of them Master Gardeners, are available to help shoppers select the best plants for their gardens. Spring Plant Sale March 2015

MBG MarketPlace

Flowers at the MBG MarketplaceA smaller version of the Plant Sales, this is open on every Saturday morning from April throughout June.  Members receive notice of special sales, so please consider joining the Gardens!

Educational Programs

What plants do best on the Gulf Coast?  What types of critters are eating my tomatoes? MBG offers programs, field trips, and workshops designed to help you with your gardening needs, whether you enjoy native plants, vegetable gardening, flowering plants or container gardening. Check out upcoming classes and mark the dates.

Guided Walks and Program Activities – by appointment

Group tours for Guided Tours and Garden Program Activities are available with at least two weeks advance notice.