Bellingrath Gardens

Last week I was lucky enough to make a trip to Fairhope, Alabama, and nearby Bellingrath Gardens…

Bellingrath Gardens

 Along with three garden club friends, I attended a Wednesday program hosted by Bellingrath and featuring Brent Heath of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs.  His presentation was on tropical and heirloom bulbs and I left there with stars by so many bulbs that you wouldn’t be able to see the house here OPP if I actually planted them all!

It had been quite some time since I had visited Bellingrath and things were looking beautiful there even in the heat of our southern summer…

Bellingrath Gardens

water features abound…

Bellingrath Gardens

 splashing fountains…

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens

fish pools with water lilies…

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens

breathtaking hibiscus…

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens

roses are always a favorite…

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens

they are attracting butterflies…

Bellingrath Gardens

and bees…

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens

the sun was so bright I knew it was not prime photo taking time, but I snapped away hoping for the best, and caught this little guy in flight…

Bellingrath Gardens

there was much to admire in the greenhouse…

Bellingrath Gardens

staghorn fern…

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens

and, oh, the orchids…

Bellingrath Gardens

the Japanese garden is so pretty…

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even in the bright sunlight the bridge and its reflection are mesmerizing…

Bellingrath Gardens

I couldn’t get enough of it…

Bellingrath Gardens

we loved seeing Brent Heath and were pleased to sit with him at lunch where we all plied him with many questions…

Bellingrath Gardens

If you do not receive their catalog I highly recommend going to  Brent and Becky’s Bulbs to request one

and if you ever get the chance to hear them speak – jump at it!…

dog jumping

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Comments

  1. Lee Threadgill says:

    Gorgeous pics Marsha! You captured the day perfectly- can’t wait to order those bulbs myself!!!

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      I was pleasantly surprised with the photos given the bright sunlight that day! Yes, trying to figure out where to put some new bulbs myself!

  2. Your photos were beautiful. We should go to Bellingrath more often. We are always in a hurry to get to the beach with a car full of luggage.

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      You are so right. It is an easy trip and absolutely beautiful. They are now offering these Wednesday seminars and several other special events. The Christmas lights would be pretty to see and they start the day after Thansgiving.

  3. Susan Haltom says:

    Thanks for posting your excellent photos, Marsha. What a fun trip (and educational, too)–––let’s go back in camellia season!

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      Glad you enjoyed the photos. Yes, it was fun and educational! I am definitely up for going back during camellia season.