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The Great Lawn

The Great Lawn was formerly a farm that adjoined the original fishing camp and is a central feature of the Gardens, reminiscent of the pastoral English landscapes. It is planted with seasonal grasses to remain a luxurious green year-round. The flowerbeds bordering the lawn are 400 feet long and require an average of 4,000 plants of varying sizes to replant each season.

The Great Lawn is host to many Bellingrath events each year. Below are some of the activities enjoyed on the Lawn.

Easter Egg Hunt

On the Saturday before Easter each year, hundreds of colorful Easter eggs are scattered across the Great Lawn for children to collect and exchange for candy and Easter trinkets and treats.

Camellia Classic Open Car Show

Hundreds of antique and vintage cars line up across the Great Lawn at this annual show, transforming it into a temporary automobile history display. Antique car owners and admirers stroll throughout the Great Lawn to visit these vintage vehicles up close.

Boo at Bellingrath

Families enjoy visiting trick-or-treat stations and visiting food vendors stationed on the Great Lawn during Bellingrath’s annual Halloween event.

Cascading Mum Display

The flowerbeds of the Great Lawn are filled with spectacular chrysanthemum arrangements during the Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums display.

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