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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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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