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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](http://gr.pn/1eUKHfG): * 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
Mobile,
AL
US

With more than 500 locations in 40 states, the Lawn Doctor franchise vaunts core care programs that cover everything from shrub care and pest control to natural, synthetic, and organic lawn fertilization. A free evaluation of residential and commercial plots uncovers the distinct characteristics of the area, such as soil type, weather patterns, and annual rate of pink-flamingo theft. After technicians spread seeds with patented Turf Tamer equipment, home or business owners can solicit color-free treatments to coax away weeds or special pesticides to stave off fire ants, millipedes, and Hollywood movie producers scouting locations for another FernGully installment.

3710 Halls Mill Rd
Mobile,
AL
US

The domestic tidiers and janitorial crews at Maxraiders General Cleaning pride themselves on keeping homes and offices shipshape while delivering top-notch customer service. In addition to the expected mopping, dusting, and vacuuming regimens, they also offer pressure washing, car detailing, and lawn-sitting services.

716 Holcombe Avenue
Mobile,
AL
US

The yard-beautifying pros at Bayshore Landscapes know that a property's landscaping greatly enhances curb appeal, and furthermore, that landscaping isn't limited solely to plants. With this in mind, their services run the gamut of land enhancement, encompassing everything from ongoing lawn care to installing lighting systems and building outdoor pergolas that give owners a comfy perch from which to enjoy their newly made-over yard. The team walks new clients through the entire process from scheming over the initial designs to planning regular upkeep. To take the guesswork out of renovations, they also offer free estimates for all of their services before breaking any ground.

23175 Hill Rd
Silverhill,
AL
US