We’ve already expressed why you need to be at Bellingrath Gardens & Home throughout all of April, but just because the month ends doesn’t mean the fun (or the beauty) will. There’s always something gorgeous blooming at Bellingrath. As you can see, there’s always a reason to celebrate, too!
Friday, May 12: National Public Gardens Day.
This is a day to recognize the importance of public gardens in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness. Bellingrath will offer a special behind-the-scenes tour of their Production Greenhouses, conducted by the Horticulture Management Team. Find out how they grow the signature displays that provide beauty to more than 110,000 visitors each year.
The one-hour tour will start at 10:30 a.m. and is included in the regular Gardens admission of $13 for adults and $7.50 for ages 5-12. There is no charge for Bellingrath members or for children ages 4 and younger. Registration is requested; to register, call 251-973-2217.
Sunday, May 14: Mother’s Day Garden Concert.
The Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra will present this annual Mother’s Day Concert at 1 p.m. Bring Mom to enjoy music in the beautiful surroundings of the Gardens! Limited seating is available, and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Guests are also welcome to bring a picnic lunch; in addition, beverages and snacks will be available to purchase.
The concert is included in the regular Gardens admission of $13 for adults and $7.50 for ages 5-12. There is no charge for Bellingrath members or for children ages 4 and younger.
Saturday, May 20: Mrs. Bellingrath’s Birthday Celebration.
Born on May 20, 1878, Bessie Morse Bellingrath left an enduring legacy of beauty in the Gardens & Home she created. Guests are invited to join Museum Director Tom McGehee as he conducts a special tour of the Bellingrath Museum Home, with an emphasis on Bessie Bellingrath’s favorite collectibles. Tickets are $21 for adults and $13 for ages 5-12.
Insider Tip: Be sure to visit the Gift Shop for the annual “Buy Like Miss Bessie” sale!
We know that any excuse to visit Bellingrath Gardens & Home is a good one, but these events in May simply can’t be missed. For more information on the Gardens, the Home, and special events, head to Bellingrath.org.