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Allamandas, the glorious golds of summer

    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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The Monolith: A Bit of History at the Heart of the Gardens

    By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home The Monolith, a well-known feature within Bellingrath Gardens, will reach its 70th anniversary in August 2021. In 1950, Walter Bellingrath contracted with McNeel Memorials of Marietta, Ga., to develop…

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Water, water, everywhere: The fountains of Bellingrath

By Dr. Bill Barrick, Executive Director From its earliest beginnings as a fishing camp, water was an important feature in the original design of Bellingrath Gardens. With so much natural water surrounding the site, it is interesting to see how…

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Starstruck: Celebrity guests at Bellingrath

  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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In 1935, a very modern electrical system came to Bellingrath

    By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home When Walter Bellingrath purchased his fishing camp, the property had an enviable riverfront location but no modern conveniences. A wood-burning stove occupied the kitchen; lighting was by kerosene; and…

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Luscious reds, lively greens: Tropicals in the landscape

By Dr. Bill Barrick, Executive Director In many of the past blogs and newsletters, I have written about using tropical plants in our summer displays.  Traditionally, we have always used a wide array of tropical hibiscus, copper and allamandas to…

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