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Huntsville Botanical Garden

4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805-3390
+1 256-830-4447
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We love the garden year round but the kinetic sculptures will be leaving the end of February and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Huntsville, Alabama
via mobile
Spring In Bloom & Galaxy of Lights

I have visited in the Spring & it was so gorgeous! The Galaxy of Lights at Christmas as amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Madison, Alabama
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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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“scarecrow trail” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805-3390
+1 256-830-4447
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the garden year round but the kinetic sculptures will be leaving the end of February and they are the best addition to the garden we’ve seen. Each exhibit is wonderful but they’ve outdone themselves this time!

1  Thank cindyannsmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited in the Spring & it was so gorgeous! The Galaxy of Lights at Christmas as amazing! Children & adults will really enjoy this beautiful place.

Thank Lmadison1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I absolutely love the gardens!! We became members after our first visit two years ago!!! We go every weekend and walk thru to see what us new! Wonderful staff, always friendly and welcoming!! Immaculate gardens!! From children’s area with room to run,...More

Thank Betty E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beyond description!! Awesome elegant halls for special events, beautiful gardens and walkways for the athletics. Holidays bring a light show "Parade of Lights!" for children and adults so dazzling you talk about it all year. The gift shop has wonderful gifts for all. A...More

Thank Rocheoktoday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens are outstanding and now we have a newly constructed Guest and Event Center that is absolutely gorgeous. If you are visiting from out of town, you must go. If you live in Huntsville, you must join.

Thank Ferris H
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Lovely gardens, art structures, and special events during holidays. I like it best during spring and fall....cooler weather, pretty skies. Wear comfortable shoes!

1  Thank ermama
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a seasonal event and we loved it! Great community participation and lots of fun for adults as well as children.

Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome Place to visit. Just know that some of the water features may be running year round. Don’t let small children get ahead of you.

Thank ILikeGoodAdvice
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

In town for business and looking for non alcohol diversion. Highly recommend this holiday light "drive through. Turn your radio to identified channel and be ready to drive slowly. It's not high tech not over-done. Just nice way to chill in your car for the...More

Thank merrydb
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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29 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.
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.
Wayson L
18 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