What's In Bloom

The beauty of a Botanical Garden is that there is always something in bloom depending on the season! 

  • Winter Garden: Beginning in late October through early March, the camellias of WinterGarden are a beautiful sight, with the height of bloom in mid-February. Amongst the camellias are Asian Magnolias and Taiwan Cherries.
  • Longleaf Pine Forest: During April, the blue Lupine are in bloom and in late October, Lipstick Basil, Liatris, Rayless Sunflowers, and native grasses bloom throughout the forest.
  • Rhododendron and Azalea Garden: Early to mid-March is the time for evergreen azaleas, with the native and Aromi azaleas blooming during the first half of April. The Taiwan Cherries can bloom anytime between late January and early February. Although the bloom is brief, it is one of the most beautiful displays of the year.
  • ReBloom Garden: In early April, the colors of ReBloom begin to shine. Dutch Iris and Daffodils spring up amongst bright perennials like Salvias, Yarrow, and Alabama Sun. The Chinese Fringe trees are a stunning focal point.
  • Herb Garden: From mid-March to mid-April, the Lady Banks on the gazebo makes for a beautiful setting, with the bright orange fruits of the Calamondin tree and the green foliage of the Fig tree on either side.
  • Pollinator Garden: This garden features many of the same blooms as the ReBloom garden during the Spring, but the height of its beauty is during September when the butterflies are migrating through our area.

See what's happening at MBG!

Loki is very sad that these treats are not for him- stop by the office for some approved treats to feed our friendly chickens on Magnolia Hill! #backyardchickens #officecat #gardencat #mbgcritter ...

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These wild looking caterpillars were enjoying a raspberry parfait on a summer day- a Rhododendron ‘Raspberry Parfait’, that is! They completely covered this azalea, and as you might guess, they are known as an Azalea Caterpillar. Azalea caterpillars feed on Rhododendron spp. and blueberries so don’t worry about other plants in your yard. They can defoliate an entire plant however, so be sure to remove them as we did. #mbgcritter #caterpillar #mbgscene ...

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A beautiful summer bloomer, this heat and humidity tolerant Lilium speciosum var. rubrum ‘Fourth of July’ is a show stopper! #mbgscene #summerblooms ...

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Ginger blooms galore by the koi! Head over to MBG this week to see all the freshly opened blooms! Open Wednesday-Sunday. Ticket link in our bio!
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Come out to the Gardens for a sweet treat! Cammie’s Old Dutch will be here from 1-3pm serving ice cream sundaes! #mbgscene ...

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Breakfast to-go. It’s peach season! #mbgcritter #mbgscene ...

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Celebrate your 4th with red, white, and blue! The gardens will be closed for the 4th of July, so we’ll see you next week! #mbgcritter #mbgscene #backyardchickens ...

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Admire the pretty home of the bark lice. They are not harmful to the plant, and are often thought of as helpful because they clean trees by eating things that your tree does not need like fungi, algae, mold, dead plant tissue, and other debris. It sure would be great if we could get them to show up for Halloween! #mbgcritter #mbgscene #beneficialinsects ...

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These summer bloomers thrive in our Southern heat. Throughout the summer months you will find many different types of gingers blooming at the Mobile Botanical Gardens like this vibrant curcuma. #mbgscene #summerblooms ...

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Our girls love blueberries! #backyardchickens #urbanchickens #mbgcritter #mbgscene ...

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Blue and her baby chicks have returned to the coop - Be sure to come up and visit them! #urbanchickens #mbgcritter #mbgscene ...

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What a beautiful sunny day it is! #mbgscene #sunnyday ...

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It’s a beautiful day for a visit! #mbgscene #sunflower ...

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