Bellingrath Gardens and Home


Live Oak Plaza
Live Oak Plaza

Bellingrath Gardens and Home was the creation of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bellingrath. The Gardens first opened to the public on April 7, 1932. Mr. Bellingrath placed an ad in the Mobile paper, announcing that anyone who would like to see the spring Gardens could do so free of charge. After an overwhelming response, the couple decided to keep the Gardens open year-round, beginning in 1934. The Gardens and Home are now open seven days a week from 8am to 5pm.

Memberships: Please join the Friends of Bellingrath and help perpetuate the dream and legacy of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath – Bellingrath Gardens and Home, one of Alabama’s oldest and most famous cultural institutions. One hundred percent of your membership investment enables us to continue to restore and improve the historic Home and Gardens and to create interesting interpretive programs. For more information visit:

Azaleas on Great Lawn
Azaleas on Great Lawn

Attraction Type: Historic Gardens and Home/Museum

Group Rates: Special group and tour agency rates are available. Call 251-459-8986 for information and rates.
Deposit and Payment Policy: Tickets must be purchased in one payment via cash, organizational checks or major credit card.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled tour date.

Hours of Operation: Open Year Round, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days.

Bus Parking: Bus parking is available to the right-hand side of the parking lot when facing the entrance building.

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Group Sales Contact: Hillary Stanley
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd
Theodore, Alabama 36582
Phone: 251-459-8986