Remembering the Glories of a Garden


| 3/22/2018 8:37:00 AM


Tags: Flowers, Gardens, Birmingham, Alabama, Marilyn Jones,

Marilyn JonesRecently I needed photos of Birmingham for an article. When I searched my files I came across flower photos I had taken at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. I had never used them or written about the impressive gardens.

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In the 1950s James W. Morgan, city mayor at the time, led an effort to establish the gardens on a portion of unused city property east of the Birmingham Zoo on the side of Red Mountain.

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The gardens officially opened in 1963. Today the site is home to more than 12,000 different types of plants, 25 unique gardens, more than 30 works of original outdoor sculpture and several miles of walking paths.

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