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Cleaning up after Hurricane Sally

Bellingrath Gardens and Home was closed from September 15 to September 20 because of Hurricane Sally, which made landfall on the Gulf Coast on September 16, 2020. The Gardens sustained minimal damage, with only a few trees destroyed. The Bellingrath Home was undamaged.

The staff spent several days clearing the Gardens of debris before reopening the Gardens on Monday, September 21. Portions of the Gardens will remain temporarily closed, including the waterfront, the Bayou Boardwalk and part of the Asian-American Garden.

Guests are asked to bear with us as we continue our cleanup. Although a great deal of work has been done, more work lies ahead. In the coming weeks, we will resume the normal planting schedule and undertake additional repairs and maintenance to restore the Gardens to full glory.