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85th Anniversary of the Bellingrath Gardens

Friday, April 7

Bellingrath Gardens and Home will celebrate the 85th anniversary. Walter and Bessie Bellingrath placed an ad in the Mobile Register on April 7, 1932, inviting the public to tour the Gardens. Nearly 4,700 visitors arrived, causing a huge traffic jam. Amazed by the response, the Bellingraths decided to keep the Gardens open to the public and to charge a small admission fee. Life at their idyllic Fowl River retreat would never be the same.


Galaxy of Lights 2016

Thursday, November 24

Galaxy of Lights is a magnificent 2.5-mile-long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the 12 days of Christmas.


Boo at Bellingrath 2016

Saturday, October 29

Dress up your little ghosts and goblins for Boo at Bellingrath, a day of trick-or-treating and Halloween fun! The Gardens will be filled with Halloween-themed inflatables. Area businesses and organizations will be distributing treats and trinkets at stations throughout the Gardens. Food trucks will be on site and the day will include hands-on crafts and activities for children of all ages.


63rd Annual Fall Flower Show at the Alabama National Fair

Thursday, October 27

The Fall Flower Show is open to the public after judging and throughout the duration of the Fair. There is no charge after admission into the Fair. Note: Show Schedule is compiled according to the provisions and standards established by the National Garden Clubs, Inc., The Garden Club of Alabama, Inc. and the Handbook of Flower Shows. Our special thanks to the Alabama national Fair and the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery and to the public who participate. Please join us and invite your friends.


Bluff Park Art Show, 53rd Annual

Saturday, October 1

The Bluff Park Art Association celebrates its 53rd year in 2016. Always held on the first Saturday in October, this juried fine arts show attracts the best artists in the southeast and beyond for a one-day celebration of artistic talent. Meet the artists and enjoy seeing and purchasing their works of art in a beautiful wooded park setting.


12th Annual Sudsfest

Saturday, September 24

This year’s enhanced Sudsfest will be held at the newly remodeled Longleaf Botanical Gardens & Event Center. Throughout the event, hundreds of guests are treated to an evening like no other, featuring great food from some of Calhoun County’s finest restaurants and bakeries; beer tastings and wine bars; and a signature cocktail bar. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to set up and enjoy the highly-anticipated concert by American Floyd a Pink Floyd tribute band, featuring a combination of distinctive sounds and a dynamic light show for an authentic Pink Floyd experience. Must be 21 or older to attend.


14th Annual Art in the Gardens

Saturday, September 24

Stroll through the Gardens and see the works of some of the best artists in the country, and, of course, shop! Artisans will compete for category and best of show awards in this juried open-air show that features only Alabama artists. Expect to see both returning favorites and many fresh faces in painting, mixed media, jewelry, woodworking and more.


Alabama Orchid Society 32nd Annual Show & Sale

Friday, September 16

The Alabama Orchid Society 32nd Annual Show & Sale will be taking place on September 16 -18, 2016 in the auditorium of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.


Fall Scarecrow Trail

Thursday, September 1

Bring your group to see the Fall Scarecrow Trail at the beautiful Huntsville Botanical Garden, including scarecrows, haybale art, hayrides and a sorghum maze. Groups of 10 or more qualify for group rate. Group reservations should be made in advance by calling 800-930-4447.