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The two RV Gypsies at
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham, Alabama
'205.414.3900
May 3, 2016

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is 67.5-acre botanical garden located adjacent to Lane Park at the southern foot of Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama. The gardens are home to over 12,000 different types of plants, 25 unique gardens, more than 30 works of original outdoor sculpture, and several miles of walking paths. With more than 350,000 annual visitors, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens qualify as one of Alabama's top free-admittance tourist attractions.

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens began as an idea prior to 1960. The Birmingham mayor of that time, James W. Morgan, led an effort to establish the gardens on a 69-acre portion of unused city property east of the Birmingham Zoo on the side of Red Mountain. The garden officially opened in 1963. The Birmingham Botanical Society, now known as the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, was established in 1964 with a mission of helping the city to support and improve the garden.

Above quote from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_Botanical_Gardens_(United_States)

entrance wall to Birmingham Botanical Gardens

map of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Below: The Granite Garden Fountain in Blount Square - water was lightly pouring out of the top of each piece.

Granite Garden

Granite Garden plaque

Below: Hill Garden - the Nike Sculpture and Kayser Lily Pool

sign: Hill Garden

sculpture label - Nike

Nike Sculpture in the Hill Garden

Nike Sculpture in the Hill Garden

plaque: Layser Lily Pond

Kayser Lily Pond in the Hill Garden

Lee Duquette by the Kayser Lily Pond in the Hill Garden

The Greenhouse was very stuffy inside

A squirrel

greenhouse

squirrel

sculpture plaque: Last Dance

Last Dance sculpture

stone lady

acorn pond

plaque for the Genesis  sculpture

Genesis

 

plaque for the Loblolly sculpture

 Loblolly sculpture

 Loblolly sculpture

Japanese Garden inside Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Japanese Garden entrance

small waterfall in the Japanese Garden

red tree

tree leaves

purple lily

purple lily

The Tea House was closed and nobody could go in or near it.

The Japanese Tea House

creek and flowers

small waterfall

A pond with some turtles on the rocks, and some big goldfish

A pond with some turtles

A pond with some turtles

A pond with some turtles

goldfish

creek creek bed
olaque recognizing Hitachi Japan
in recovnition of Hitachi Japan
look below

continue on to the Rose Garden Please continue on to the Rose Garden and other flowers at Birmingham Botanical Garden