Hurricane Frederic Hits

Hurricane Frederic Hits

Hurricane Frederic strikes Mobile on September 12th. Bellingrath Gardens and Home is severely damaged. The damage is estimated to be over $6 million. More than 1,000 pine trees, 150 live oaks and 330 water oaks are destroyed by the storm. The Gardens would remain closed until March 1, 1980, when Bellingrath re-opened with a bulb show.