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Live Oak Plaza

Live Oak Plaza is located at the center of the Gardens. Its features include the series of fountains and runnels which once carried the overflow of an artesian spring down to Fowl River. One runnel leads to the terra cotta Mermaid Fountain, which was purchased by Mrs. Bellingrath from an old New Orleans garden. A bronze relief depicting the Old Testament tale of Rebecca by the Well adorns the westernmost pool. Mr. Bellingrath installed the Monolith in 1951 to tell the story of Bellingrath Gardens. The shaft of Indiana limestone holds three bronze plaques outlining the history of the Gardens, the Bellingraths and architect George B. Rogers.

Many special events are held on Live Oak Plaza, including Boo at Bellingrath, the Easter Sunrise Service and Kids Gulf Discovery Day.