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Roses at Bellingrath: Lots of tender, loving care

A rose is a rose is a rose -- and at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, each bloom represents months of patient, hands-on care from our longtime Rosarian, Linda Guy. From fertilizing to pruning to spraying, Linda keeps a meticulous schedule…

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

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

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

  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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