Come Here to Grow!
Enjoy the serenity and beauty of nature, see in one place the largest collection of plants on the Gulf Coast, and learn about the diversity of our local plant and wild life,
One hundred acres of paved garden areas and woodland gardens and trails include our WinterGarden– named as a “Garden of Excellence by the International Camellia Society”, one of the most comprehensive collections of Azaleas along the Gulf Coast, and a Longleaf Pine stand designated as a Treasure Forest
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 in the early 1900’s, the 35 acre forest conservation area is considered second generation growth.
The lake in Langan Park on the other side of Museum Drive was once Mobile’s water supply until the 1950’s, and the acreage surrounding the lake was restricted from development.
In 1974 the South Alabama Horticultural & Botanical Society Inc. agreed to develop and maintain the current 100 acres as Mobile Botanical Gardens, and leases the land from the City of Mobile.
As a private, non-profit organization, the MBG welcomes your support. Please help us continue our mission of education and conservation by paying admission or by becoming a member. Welcome to our living classroom.
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