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The Bellingrath-Morse lot in Mobile’s Magnolia Cemetery

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home In 1836, following a series of devastating yellow fever epidemics, the city of Mobile purchased 36 acres to establish the New Burial Ground.  Eventually renamed Magnolia Cemetery, the property now covers…

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Begonias: Bountiful beauties of summer

By Dr. Bill Barrick, Executive Director For our summer plantings at Bellingrath, we use quite a few varieties of Begonia. Begonias are one of the most interesting groups of ornamental plants, with over 1,000 species distributed throughout tropical and sub-tropical…

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