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Immerse yourself in the beauty of flowers, annual and perennial plants, and reconstructed ecosystems at Huntsville Botanical Garden. Covering 45 ha (112 acres), the center features a selection of themed gardens where you can see plants that range from Alabama natives to exotic species. The botanical garden is home to many birds, frogs, turtles, and other animals. One of the garden's main attractions is a large, open-air butterfly house. Many programs and facilities are aimed at kids, including a special garden that features different play areas and a splash pool. The garden has a restaurant as well as picnic areas. Most attractions are outdoors. Plan to see Huntsville Botanical Garden and other attractions that appeal to you using our Huntsville trip itinerary maker app.
Huntsville Botanical Garden reviews
We were not expecting much because it is so early in the year but this garden is phenomenal. Paved walkways, art everywhere, lots of seating for tired legs, and play areas. We had a lovely afternoon.... more
We were not expecting much because it is so early in the year but this garden is phenomenal. Paved walkways, art everywhere, lots of seating for tired legs, and play areas. We had a lovely afternoon.... more »
The gardens were just beginning to bud out and the spring flowers and flowering trees were so pretty. There were some areas were blocked off and sadly the butterfly house was closed. Loved the water..... more
The gardens were just beginning to bud out and the spring flowers and flowering trees were so pretty. There were some areas were blocked off and sadly the butterfly house was closed. Loved the water..... more »
Beautiful, well kept gardens. Lots of walking trails. Plants are well identified and kept. Staff is very friendly. Butterfly House is beautiful with many varieties of butterflies you can observe up close. If you sit still, you may be lucky enough to have one land on you. The Children's Garden is amazing! There are facilities are well placed throughout the Garden so you are never far from water or restrooms. Lots of shady spots to hang out on hot sunny days.
The Garden is a great place to visit for flowers, birds and bugs, but this varies greatly for all three depending on the season, of course. It is generally quiet, is an easy walk and there are a range of things to enjoy. Solitude is a little difficult to find with the number of visitors at any given time, but most are fairly quiet. I wish they opened earlier in the day (9:00 AM is the normal opening time) when the light and bird activity are better for photography. I have attached a few pictures from early August.
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