Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum
Visitors not only have flowers to entice them along the native stone walkways of the gardens, but also an extensive collection of statuary, representing some of the finest works of early Greek and Roman artists, that creates focal points along the way. One would have to travel to many countries such as Greece, Italy, France and Russia to see the original statues from this interesting collection. One vantage point also allows a view across the Wetumpka Impact Crater formed over 85 million years ago by a meteorite. Educational tours are conducted for student groups from throughout Alabama as a component of their Greek and Roman studies. Guided group tours must be scheduled in advance by calling 334-263-5713. Jasmine Hill is located between Montgomery and Wetumpka just off U.S. Hwy. 231 on Jasmine Hill Road. Parking is free, but admission is charged for entry to the gardens through the Olympian Centre, which also has Greek statues and art on display. Each visitor is given a printed walking tour with a description of all statuary. The front façade of the Olympian Centre is a full scale reproduction of the Temple of Hera as it appeared at the first Olympics in 776 B.C. Within the gardens is a full-size replica of the ruins of the temple, showing the current condition of this site where the Olympic flame lighting ceremony takes place.
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3001 Jasmine Hill Road
Wetumpka, AL 36093
- Open year-round Friday and Saturday, 9-5, and Sunday, noon-5.
- · Adults, $10; children 3-12, $6; children under 2, free
- American Express