Prior to European settlement in the 1700’s, the land on which Mobile Botanical Gardens stands today was part of a vast longleaf pine forest. Because most of this land was logged for longleaf pine in the early 1900’s, the forest that you can visit today in our 35 acre conservation area (to the east of the parking lot) is actually considered second generation growth. The lake that you drive in by once served as Mobile’s early water source until the 1950’s, which is why the acreage surrounding the lake was restricted from development. Established in 1974, Mobile Botanical Gardens consists of 100 acres of special gardens and Longleaf conservation area.
MBG is a private, non-profit organization, and we greatly appreciate your support!
MISSION STATEMENT – Come Here to Grow
Mobile Botanical Gardens provides experiences that help visitors of all ages appreciate and benefit from our unique Gulf Coast environment. The Gardens serve as a living classroom for residents and visitors alike. By providing a sense of place, we endeavor to instill passion for nature, and promote interest in gardening, conservation, and outdoor activities.
Robin Krchak, Executive Director
Seth Allen, Horticultural Director and Curator of Collections
Nita Crandall, Finance Coordinator
Melissa Roombos, The Artful Garden, MBG Giftshop
Jenni Krchak, Public Relations Coordinator
Lettie McDaniel, Administrative Assistant
Weddings and Rentals:
Heather Pfefferkorn, Venue Manager (251)307-5382
Derek Norman, Botanical Art Instructor
Julie Andel, Photography Instructor
Gail Gehlken and Sue Walker, Writing Instructors
John Olive, Horticultural Consultant
Robin Luce – President
Andrew Saunders – Past President
Linda Guy – VP, Horticulture
Colleen Keleher – Treasurer
John Goodloe III
Kathy Lovit (2017-18 GCHS Pres)
Judy Stout (2017 MCMG Pres)