Spring Transitions In The Gardens

Spring Transitions in the Gardens

  • March 24, 2016

By Dr. Bill Barrick, Executive Director One of the greatest challenges in managing a public display garden is providing color 365 days a year.  Transitions between the four major seasons often require horticulturists to be creative with plants to bridge…

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Remembering “Miss Bessie”

Remembering “Miss Bessie”

  • February 15, 2016

Bessie Morse Bellingrath, "Miss Bessie," died unexpectedly at age 64 on Feb. 15, 1943, only seven years after she and her husband, Walter D. Bellingrath, moved into their new home on the Fowl River, now known as the Bellingrath Home.…

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Camellias, “the Aristocrat Of Bellingrath Gardens”

Camellias, “the aristocrat of Bellingrath Gardens”

  • January 6, 2016

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home Bellingrath Gardens is known for its beautiful blooming seasons in spring and summer, but its camellias are the true hallmark of winter. When Bessie Bellingrath and architect George B. Rogers were…

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