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Camellias, Mr. Bellingrath’s favorite flower

By Sally Pearsall Ericson Director of Marketing and Public Relations In the 1920s and 1930s, when Bessie Bellingrath wanted to beautify the Fowl River property that we know today as Bellingrath Gardens and Home, she knew that two plants were…

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Eagle Scout project: Bat boxes in the Gardens

  By Sally Pearsall Ericson Director of Marketing and Public Relations Catie Simpson, the first female to earn her Eagle Scout rank in the Mobile Area Council, built and installed eight bat boxes at Bellingrath Gardens for her Eagle Scout…

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Greg Hill’s legacy: Magic Christmas in Lights

By Sally Pearsall Ericson Director of Marketing and Public Relations From routine maintenance chores to major repairs, Greg Hill's work was almost always behind the scenes at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. But his main legacy is Bellingrath's most well-known and…

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The garden in winter: Advice for adding variety and color

By Dr. F. Todd Lasseigne, Executive Director Winter, from a gardening viewpoint, refers to the time when most plants are dormant. However, gardening in the winter months, and selecting winter-interest plants, is a key part of the Southern gardener's routine.…

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Get to know Executive Director F. Todd Lasseigne

By Sally Pearsall Ericson Director of Marketing and Public Relations For the first time since 1999, a new captain is taking the helm at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Dr. F. Todd Lasseigne, the former President and CEO at Tulsa Botanic…

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Hear the voice of Walter D. Bellingrath in 1953

By Sally Pearsall Ericson Director of Marketing and Public Relations On March 12, 1953, Walter D. Bellingrath gave a speech in Montgomery, Ala., to commemorate the 50th anniversary celebration of the city's Coca-Cola franchise. Mr. Bellingrath and his older brother,…

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Bellingrath Gardens and Home has a new Executive Director

By Sally Pearsall Ericson Director of Marketing and Public Relations On July 23, 2020, the Trustees of the Bellingrath Morse Foundation announced that Bellingrath Gardens and Home had hired Dr. F. Todd Lasseigne as Executive Director. Dr. Lasseigne (pronounced “Lah-SANG”)…

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Kitchenware in the Bellingrath Home

By Tom McGehee Museum Home Director Following Mrs. Bellingrath’s death in 1943, Walter Bellingrath hired a local antiques dealer to inventory the contents of his home.  Nell Curran had sold Mrs. Bellingrath a number of pieces in the collection and…

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