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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.

  • Mission Statement

    Come Here to Grow

    Mobile Botanical Gardens provides experiences that help visitors of all ages appreciate and benefit from our unique Gulf Coast environment.

    The Gardens serve as a living classroom for residents and visitors alike. By providing a sense of place, we endeavor to instill passion for nature, and promote interest in gardening, conservation, and outdoor activities.

  • When You Visit

    Please leave nothing but your footprints.

    Please respect the natural habitat of many plants and wildlife. Please do not take flowers, leaves or seeds.

    Pets are welcome on leashes. Doggy stations are located around the Gardens: please use them.

    Professional photography sessions must be scheduled in advance. Call the office at 251-342-055 to schedule.

    Bikes are only allowed on roads and on the bike trail in the Longleaf Forest. Please do not ride on other paths or sidewalks.

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  • Reciprocal Admissions Program

    Mobile Botanical Gardens participates in the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program. Your membership card gives you special admission privileges and many other benefits at over 200 public gardens and arboreta in 44 states. Visit for a list of participating gardens.
  • Contact Information

    Mobile Botanical Gardens
    5151 Museum Drive
    Mobile AL 36608
    (251) 342-0555
    (251) 342-3149 (Fax)
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