The Gardens That Coke Built: Mr. Bell’s Mobile Franchise

The Gardens that Coke built: Mr. Bell’s Mobile franchise

  • October 21, 2016

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home In 1903, Walter Bellingrath and his brother, William, ventured into an exciting new enterprise when they purchased franchise rights to sell Coca-Cola in Alabama. The brothers bought the Montgomery franchise for…

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The Secret Garden: A New Place Of Serenity

The Secret Garden: A new place of serenity

  • October 4, 2016

By Bill Barrick, Executive Director The new Secret Garden, which is under construction now, is located between the Rose Garden and The Great Lawn. Several years ago we planted “Tokyo Delight” hydrangeas in this area. After observing this little garden…

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The Art Of Louise Estes: Capturing Bellingrath’s Beauty

The art of Louise Estes: Capturing Bellingrath’s beauty

  • September 9, 2016

  By Sally Pearsall Ericson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations In the 1960s and 70s, artist Louise Estes was inspired by the beauty she found at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, where she meticulously recreated her favorite specimens of camellias, roses and other…

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Uncle Of The Bride: A Bellingrath Wedding In 1941

Uncle of the Bride: A Bellingrath wedding in 1941

  • August 26, 2016

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home Although Walter and Bessie Bellingrath had no children of their own, they were richly blessed to be an important part of the lives of their many nieces and nephews. In 1976,…

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Allamandas, The Glorious Golds Of Summer

Allamandas, the glorious golds of summer

  • August 11, 2016

    By Dr. Bill Barrick, Executive Director Without question, Allamandas are some of the most useful and beautiful flowering plants for our summer gardens at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Allamandas are members of the Apocynaceae family and members of…

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