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By the Numbers 1974: The year a band of horticulturists founded Mobile Botanical Gardens to preserve the local environment
100: The number of acres filled with cultivated gardens, woodland trails, and longleaf pines
12: The oldest age a visitor can enter the gardens for free without parachuting in past the gate

Places to Explore

The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem
The forest blooms with more than 165 species of plants, including longleaf pines, southern magnolias, and native wildflowers.

The Founders’ Fragrance and Texture Garden
Benches, a Japanese footbridge, and a small koi pond distinguish this garden, which was designed for the visually impaired.

The Millie McConnell Rhododendron Garden
Nineteenth-Century architectural artifacts line the brick paths. Hummingbirds and butterflies often buzz about the shrubs and annuals.

Seasonal Changes

Mobile Botanical Gardens' biggest attractions, the plants and flowers, change with the seasons. Here's what you can expect to see throughout the year:

  • January: Asian magnolia hybrids
  • March: Honeysuckle azaleas
  • April: Roses
  • July: Bananas and other edibles
  • November: Tremendous savings on this year's hottest electronics

Things to Learn

Here are just a few of the topics covered by Mobile Botanical Gardens' educational programs:

  • Which plants thrive in low-light conditions
  • How to make your own bog garden
  • How to plant a vegetable garden with minimal work and maximum yield
  • Which flowers attract the most hummingbirds

5151 Museum Dr

In 1997 a small group of concerned citizens joined together to fight the construction of a chemical facility on Mobile Bay's western shore. As it researched the environmental impact of similar plants, it discovered that a sustained effort toward drawing industry into the area had resulted in pollution levels that held the second-highest presence of carcinogens in the nation. Sparked by this realization, the small group transformed into the Mobile Baykeeper, which works to balance the needs of the economy with the protection of the local environment and the health of its people.

As a solutions-based group, Mobile Baykeeper works to preserve and protect the Mobile Bay watershed, a vast network of more than 200 separate rivers, lakes, bayous, creeks, and other water-sources that cover two-thirds of Alabama. Using established environmental laws, Mobile Baykeeper works to protect citizens' health and natural resources, form coalitions, educate communities, and restore damaged coastlines. The group also trains volunteers to fix ongoing issues, such as unsafe sewage systems and storm-water-runoff problems.

153 Government St

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