Starstruck: Celebrity Guests At Bellingrath

Starstruck: Celebrity guests at Bellingrath

  • June 22, 2016

  By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home Visitors from across the nation and around the world have enjoyed Bellingrath Gardens and Home since the Gardens first opened to the public in 1932. Over the past 84 years,…

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Summer Beauties: The Dazzling Tuberous Begonia And Friends

Summer beauties: The dazzling tuberous begonia and friends

  • May 12, 2016

By Dr. Bill Barrick, Executive Director Begonias are one of the most interesting group of ornamental plants, with more than 1,000 species distributed throughout tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. In 1978, Hortus Third, the published “Bible” for horticulture,…

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Mr. Bellingrath’s 1916 Mother’s Day Tribute

Mr. Bellingrath’s 1916 Mother’s Day tribute

  • May 4, 2016

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home Almost exactly 100 years ago, Walter Bellingrath commemorated Mother’s Day with a heartfelt tribute to his mother, Catherine McMillan Bellingrath. In a six-page letter dated May 13, 1916, Mobile’s first Coca-Cola bottler…

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Bellingrath’s Magical Bamboo Groves

Bellingrath’s magical bamboo groves

  • April 15, 2016

  By Dr. Bill Barrick, Executive Director Year after year, the plantings of Timber Bamboo in the Gardens continue to generate questions, particularly this time of year when the new shoots appear. Visitors are enthralled by the exotic look of…

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