Raising roses: Expert advice from Rosarian Linda Guy

  • February 20, 2018

By Sally Pearsall Ericson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations Linda Guy, longtime Rosarian at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, recently gave a presentation during the Winter Wednesdays series. Here are her suggestions for best practices in your rose garden.  For…

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A trip back in time with “Johnnie on the Spot”

  • January 19, 2018

Compiled from the  archives at Bellingrath Gardens and Home  John Dickinson was a longtime guide at Bellingrath Gardens and Home during the 1950s and 1960s. The Bellingrath archives contain an interview with General Manager Fred Holder dated July 2, 1957,…

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Captain Sewall Walter Morse: A Riverboat Connection

  • January 12, 2018

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home When Walter Bellingrath purchased the Fowl River fishing camp that would eventually become Bellingrath Gardens and Home, the camp's two wooden cabins had been abandoned for some time.  His father-in-law, Sewall…

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Heating the Bellingrath Home in the 1930s

  • December 18, 2017

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home When the Bellingrath Home was completed in 1936, it was equipped with something very few homes in Mobile had: Central heat. A large cast iron furnace in the basement bears a…

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The Bellingrath Home after Hurricane Frederic

  • September 21, 2017

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home George B. Rogers, the architect of the Bellingrath Home, arrived in Mobile in 1902. By the time he was hired by Walter Bellingrath to design the Home in 1935, he had…

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