Wonderful Wednesdays 2013
June 5 - July 31
Who knew Wednesday could be so wonderful? Every Wednesday, enjoy a special program about Bellingrath Gardens and Home, gardening, local history and nature. Wonderful Wednesdays at Bellingrath is the perfect place to bring a friend and spend time among 65 acres of blooms!
Gardens Admission ($12.00 for adults & $ 6.50 for children 5-12) is charged for non-members attending programs unless otherwise listed. There are additional charges to tour the Home and/or to take the River Cruise. Call 251.973.2217 X 110 for reservations.
Schedule of Programs
Summer Garden Walk With
Bellingrath’s Display Manager,
Barbara Smith will lead a tour throughout the Gardens and answer your questions about her selection of
plants for the floral borders and containers. 10:30- 11:30 Reservations
Vertical Gardening with Sherry Melton from Zimlich's Patio Shop
Learn how to create your own vertical gardens from the creative staff at Zimlich's. Lots of clever ideas for your home and patio. 10:30-
11:30 Reservations Requested
"The Poetry of Faith: Sermons Preached in a Southern Church" Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Stephen F. Dill and Mr. Frye Gaillard
Dr. Dill and Mr. Gaillard will discuss how this delightful book of sermons by Dr. Dill was created and the context in which many of the sermons were written. A book signing will be held after the lecture. Reservations requested.
Creating Cascading Mums with Bellingrath's Chuck Owens.
This fall we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cascading Mum Show at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Learn how these fantastic cascades are created. Plants will be available for you to give it a try! 10:30 - 11:30 Reservations requested.
July 3 – No program
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2012 with L. Craig Roberts, Architect, AIA.
See the fantastic flower show throught the eyes of the Festival of Flower's Lead Designer. Sure to be an inspiration for your garden. 10:30- 11:30 Reservations Requested.
Kids' Kruise & Dauphin Island Sea Lab. SOLD OUT
The 2013 Kid's Lunch Kruise is officially full. Kids and their families are still welcome to come to the Gardens to go
on the 2:00 cruise without a reservation. The Dauphin Island Touch
Table will be open in the Magnolia Room until 1:15 PM and the Cafe
serves lunch from 11:00- 2:00. Regular charges will apply for Gardens
Admission, the cruise and lunch.
Join us for our annual lunch cruise on the Fowl River just for kids! Dauphin Island Sea Lab will be here with their Touch Table, too! Bring the kids, order your bag lunch and enjoy a fun filled cruise on Fowl River. 11:00 - 1:00
Reservations Required. Kid's Kruise Gardens Admission
- MEMBERS $16.00 for adults, $11.00 for children 5-12 & $6 for children 4 and under. NON-MEMBERS $28 for adulst, $17.50 for children 5-12 & $6 for children 4 and under. Call 251.973.2217 X 110 for reservation.
Using What You've Got: Making Elegant, Long-Lasting Arrangements Using Foliage from Your Garden with Gail McCain.
Learn how to take a fresh look around your home and garden for containers and plant material to make beautiful green arrangements. 10:30 - 11:30 Reservations Requested.
A Floral Explosion: Flowers as Depicted within The Bellingrath Museum Collection with Tom McGehee, Museum Home Curator.
See how flowers are used as a common motif in many items in the Bellingrath Home. Specail tour of the Home after the lecture with Tom. 10:30 - 11:30 Reservations Requested.