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85th Anniversary of Bellingrath Gardens

April 07, 2017 in Theodore , AL

8 am - 5 pm

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The Bellingrath Home, built in 1935-36.

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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.