There are an abundance of outdoor activities and adventures awaiting the entire family at the Mobile Botanical Gardens. Whether it's hiking, picnicking or nature-watching, there is plenty to do and see at the gardens. Artists can also explore and feel free to draw, paint or take professional photographs in the gardens. Professional photography sessions can also be scheduled ahead of time.
Although guided tours are available upon request, most tours of the gardens are self-guided. The Botanical Gardens have even installed several stations with QR (Quick Response) codes that can be scanned with visitor's personal cell phones. Upon scanning the QR codes, a cellular audio tour will begin, allowing visitors to tour the park on their own.
Once you have completed your tour of the Mobile Botanical Gardens, there is plenty to do and see in the great City of Mobile. There is the Museum of Art, the Azalea City Golf Course, and plenty of historic sites and fine dining in the downtown section of the city.
Volunteer or Become a Member
The Mobile Botanical Gardens are a non-profit organization, therefore, volunteers, membership contributions and fundraisers help keep the Gardens maintained and flourishing. The benefits of becoming a member include free entrance to the Gardens, discounts on classes, and even reduced admission to any other American Horticultural Society Gardens in the United States.
Volunteers are also extremely important, they ensure the continued growth and maintenance of the Gardens year-round. There are always new projects to be done in the gardens, the most recent being an expansion of the Rhododendron Gardens and the proposed Butterfly and Pollinator Garden.
Although the Botanical Gardens have graciously received a matching grant of $7,500, they are still currently seeking donations for the proposed Butterfly and Pollinator Garden.
Memorials and Honorariums are also available for purchase, this includes plaques, benches and even plantings. These can all be bought in order to honor someone you love, as well as support the Botanical Gardens and their continued growth.
5151 Museum Drive Mobile AL 36608, website, Phone: 251-342-0555
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