Winter Wednesdays

Wednesdays from January 8 to February 26, 2020

Every year, Bellingrath Gardens and Home hosts special programs during the 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.

With the exception of “Viewing the Winter Sky” on January 15, which begins at 5:30 p.m., the programs are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and are included in your Gardens admission. Admission for members is free.

Reservations are requested for each program. To make a reservation, please call 251-459-8868 or email bellingrath@bellingrath.org.

DateProgramTimeRegistration Information
January 8After 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
January 15Viewing the Winter Sky — Join us for an evening of stargazing with members of the faculty in the Physics Department at the University of South Alabama. Following a brief lecture in the Magnolia Room, guests will gather on the Great Lawn to view the night sky. Telescopes will be set up to view planets and constellations. Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars and flashlights.5:30–7 PMFree for members

$14.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
January 22Environmental filmmaker Ben Raines —The award-winning director and environmental writer will give us an update on his latest adventures, including the discovery of the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to arrive in the United States.10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$14.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
January 29Architect George B. Rogers: His Career in Retrospect — No architect has had the lasting impact on Mobile that George B. Rogers had. From his arrival here in 1901 until his death in 1945, Rogers impacted the streetscapes of his adopted home and the city is a better place for it. His career included office buildings, club houses, mansions and a world class garden while the architectural styles ranged from Italian Renaissance to Colonial Revival. Join Museum Home Director Tom McGehee for an overview of Rogers’ work. 10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$14.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
February 5Winter Garden Walk — There is always something blooming at Bellingrath Gardens! Learn about the interesting winter borders and containers throughout the Gardens from Bellingrath’s Horticulture Management Team: Chuck Owens, Horticultural Management Director, and Barbara Smith, Display Coordinator.10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$14.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
February 12Raising Roses — Linda Guy, Bellingrath's longtime Rosarian, will discuss the best varieties to choose for your Gulf Coast garden.10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$14.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
February 19Author John Sledge — The author and historian will discuss his new book, "The Gulf of Mexico: A Maritime History." Sledge is the senior architectural historian for the Mobile Historic Development Commission and the author of six previous books. His latest work is a narrative of the earth's tenth-largest body of water, including the people, ships, and cities that have shaped the Gulf’s human history. After the presentation, Sledge will sign copies of his book, which will be available in the Bellingrath Gift Shop.10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$14.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
February 26Camellia waxing — Join Dr. Brenda Litchfield to learn about the fun of waxing camellias and other flowers. After you've seen her demonstration, you will be able to wax your own blooms! Please bring one or two camellias to wax. 10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$14.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested