85th Anniversary of Bellingrath Gardens
April 07, 2017 in Theodore , AL
8 am - 5 pm
Walter and Bessie Bellingrath placed an ad in the Mobile Register on April 7, 1932, inviting the public to tour the Gardens. Nearly 4,700 visitors arrived, causing a huge traffic jam. Amazed by the response, the Bellingraths decided to keep the Gardens open to the public and to charge a small admission fee. Life at their idyllic Fowl River retreat would never be the same.