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Mr. Bellingrath’s Birthday

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 6, 1869, Walter D. Bellingrath was Mobile’s first Coca-Cola bottler and the founder of Bellingrath Gardens and Home. In honor of Mr. Bellingrath’s Birthday, admission to the Gardens is free to all Mobile and Baldwin County residents on this date! (Please be prepared to show an ID or a utility bill to prove place of residence.)

Guests are invited to tour the Gardens and the beautiful Bellingrath Museum Home. Home Tour tickets are $10 per person and are led by our longtime Home tour guides.

The Azalea Trail Maids will stroll the Gardens from 9 a.m. to noon.*

In the spirit of Bellingrath Gardens’ origins as a fish camp, the Magnolia Café will serve a Fried Fish Lunch on August 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy fried fish, grits, coleslaw, hush puppies and tea, all for $11.95, along with a complimentary slice of Mr. Bell’s birthday cake for dessert! In addition, a slice of birthday cake is complimentary to anyone who makes a purchase from the Gift Shop or Café (while supplies last). Guests are also encouraged to stop by the Bellingrath Gift Shop to take advantage of sales on summer merchandise.

During the month of August, Bellingrath Gardens and Home is offering two discounts: An Admissions Discount and a 50% discount on the fee for professional photography sessions. The Admissions Discount is a reduced rate to those touring the Gardens and the beautiful Bellingrath Home. Throughout the month, Gardens and Home tickets for adults are $19 (regular fee: $22), and Gardens and Home tickets for ages 5-12 are $13 (regular fee: $14).

The August Photography Special is a 50% discount, available from August 1 to August 31. The fee includes entrance into the Gardens for the photographer and up to four participants. To book your photography session, please call 251-459-8986. For details about photography sessions, please click here.

*Please note: Azalea Trail Maid appearances are subject to change in the case of inclement weather. Please call the Admissions Department at 251-459-8864 on the morning of August 6 to confirm their appearance.