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Huntsville Botanical Garden

4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805-3390
+1 256-830-4447
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good place to visit

this place is real good to visit during christmas. it is all lite up with christmas lights.there is... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
fwngold
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cullman
Galaxy of Lights

Walked they on a perfect Alabama evening in December. Something for everyone, young & old. Super... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
Sheila T
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The Huntsville Botanical Garden is open year-round and boasts a picture perfect aquatic garden, a spectacular wildflower and nature trail and numerous specialty gardens and plant collections. The Children’s Garden and Nature Center contain the nation’s largest seasonal butterfly house and eight specialized gardens aimed toward the younger set. Children and adults alike will enjoy a stroll through the dinosaur garden, the space garden, storybook garden and more. Family festivals include Beaks and Barks, Huntsville Blooms, the Scarecrow Trail, and the nationally recognized Galaxy of Lights, and be sure not to miss our annual summer exhibits, designed to appeal to children and families. The Garden also has a gift shop, indoor and outdoor facility rental options, and education programs for all ages. The Garden is a privately run 501c3 non-profit, which receives a majority of its support from garden members, supporters, and corporate donors.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805-3390
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+1 256-830-4447
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

this place is real good to visit during christmas. it is all lite up with christmas lights.there is a minor charge to drive through but it is worth it

Thank fwngold
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Walked they on a perfect Alabama evening in December. Something for everyone, young & old. Super display.

Thank Sheila T
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Heard all about the seasonal Galaxy of Lights at the Botanical Garden so we did the driving tour. They also have nights for walking tours and dog walking tours. It was very cold so did the driving tour. Bought the ticket online for $20 per...More

Thank Cathy C
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Worth doing if ever here. I have been to the gardens during daylight and it was nice. The drive thru lights are a great deal with the kids.

Thank Cody A
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We visited the garden for a picnic lunch and enjoyed the fall flowers and scare crow exibits. It was still fairly warm; so, it was nice to sit at the tables providd in the shade of a tree and enjoy a refreshing lunch.

Thank Jimmy R
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Many years ago we drove from Birmingham (1 1/2 hr.) to drive through the Christmas light display at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. It was nice, but we did not think we needed to make the trip again. Then a relative sent us an email with...More

Thank Jenny W
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing! This is one thing you won’t want to miss and where else can you walk off two miles after dinner and be happy? The Festival of Lights covers just about everything a child can imagine including Dinosaurs! Impressive work all done by volunteers!

Thank D2821ITroberts
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The weather was chilly but, we had a great time just walking thru the gardens and taking pictures. The grounds were kept very nice. I would love to come back in the spring and see everything in bloom. It's worth your time. There is a...More

Thank Spencer1952
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This was my first visit to the garden and it did not disappoint! I attended a family wedding in the "holly" courtyard which was absolutely perfect. The Grand Hall was a perfect size and beautiful as well!

Thank Jill P
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Before I knew it, I had spent 3 leisurely hours strolling through this wonderful well thought out natural and landscaped gardens..What a stress reducer to walk in nature! I have visited this place about 10 times in the last 5 years and see many things...More

Thank redrob45
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akb1955
28 December 2017|
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Response from 1hapygirl | Reviewed this property |
Varies, Best to check the website. Discounts offered for seniors, children and military and may be free if your a member of a reciprocal garden.
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lll9780
19 December 2017|
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Response from vonakeeling | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. It takes 30-45 min to drive through. All depends on the cars around you and how they drive.
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Wayson L
17 November 2017|
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Response from redrob45 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot at the Botanical Gardens. You are not allowed to drive through the park. You can arrange in advance for a large golf cart with driver for tour through park. I am not sure if there is a charge for... More
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