The Gulf Coast

Founder's Day, Mr. Bellingrath's Birthday

August 06, 2018 in Theodore , AL

8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Walter Bellingrath on his 80th birthday in 1949.

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Born in Atlanta, Ga., on August 6, 1869, Walter D. Bellingrath was Mobile's first Coca-Cola bottler and the founder of Bellingrath Gardens and Home. By tradition, in honor of Mr. Bellingrath's Birthday, admission to the Gardens is free to all Mobile and Baldwin County residents! There is an additional charge to tour the Bellingrath Museum Home.