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Winter Wednesdays - Bellingrath Gardens & Home

Winter Wednesdays

Wednesdays from January 4 – February 22, 2017

Every year, Bellingrath Gardens and Home hosts specialized workshops when the weather gets chilly in winter months. Each workshop covers a special feature of the Gardens or Home, tips for making your garden more spectacular or guest lectures from renowned members of the horticultural and gardening world.

Each program begins at 10:30 AM and is included in your Gardens admission. Admission for members is free. Reservations are requested for each program. To make a reservation, please call 251.973.2217 ext. 111 or email bellingrath@bellingrath.org.

Program Schedule

DateProgramTimeRegistration Information
Jan. 4After Christmas Sale — Shop ‘til you drop in the fabulous Bellingrath Gift Shop and take advantage of post-holiday discounts. Make a day of it – tour the Gardens and the Museum Home and stay for lunch in the Magnolia Café. Regular admission charged for tours.All DayFree

No Reservation
Required
Jan. 11Winter Garden Walk — Who thought winter would be so colorful? Learn what plants and flowers grace the borders and containers throughout the Gardens from Bellingrath’s Horticulture Management Team – Executive Director Dr. Bill Barrick, Nursery Manager Chuck Owens and Display Coordinator Barbara Smith.10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$13.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
Jan. 18Lost Mansions of Mobile — First-time visitors to the historic city of Mobile are amazed at the array of historic homes lining so many of our streets. During their drives around town, they might notice a gap here or there. Some are still vacant lots; others have been replaced with newer commercial structures. If you have ever wondered about what is missing, come hear Tom McGehee, Director of the Bellingrath Museum Home, discuss one hundred years of Mobile’s Missing Mansions as he presents their builders as well as their often colorful fates. 10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$13.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
Jan. 25Growing Vegetables — Mobile’s gardening expert Bill Finch will show you how to grow superior-tasting vegetables in your Southern garden. Picking the right time to grow your veggies and plants is key to enjoying a long harvest season. Make sure to find out how to select your plantings by the Gulf Coast clock!10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$13.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
Feb. 1Our Camellia Heritage — Walter Bellingrath’s favorite plant was the camellia. Join Executive Director Dr. Bill Barrick to learn how Walter and his wife, Bessie, transformed their 65-acre garden estate with extensive plantings of this wonderful winter blooming shrub. 10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$13.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
Feb. 8Fertilizing Roses — Linda Guy, Rosarian of Bellingrath’s award-winning Rose Garden, will tell guests when is the best time to fertilize their roses. You’ll learn what nutrients roses need to grow as well as how to properly spray your roses for disease control. After the program, stop by the Gift Shop to pick up corresponding books and supplies!10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$13.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
Feb. 15Ancient Forests of Alabama — Explore our ancient forests and how they affect our climate today with University of South Alabama professor Dr. Brian Axsmith. Dr. Axsmith will discuss how we can use plant fossils to reconstruct ancient climates and how the fossil record is important to fully understanding the past, present and future of our amazing forests.10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$13.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
Feb. 22Horticulture by the Numbers — Mystified by all of the numbers on fertilizer bags and how you measure pH? Bellingrath’s Horticulturist Chuck Owens will share his extensive knowledge of the basics and how to use this information to get your garden in perfect balance.10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$13.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested