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“Festival of lights”

Huntsville Botanical Garden
Ranked #4 of 79 things to do in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Huntsville Botanical Garden is open year-round and boasts a picture perfect aquatic garden, a spectacular wildflower and nature trail and numerous specialty gardens and plant collections. The Children’s Garden and Nature Center contain the nation’s largest seasonal butterfly house and eight specialized gardens aimed toward the younger set. Children and adults alike will enjoy a stroll through the dinosaur garden, the space garden, storybook garden and more. Family festivals include Beaks and Barks, Huntsville Blooms, the Scarecrow Trail, and the nationally recognized Galaxy of Lights, and be sure not to miss our annual summer exhibits, designed to appeal to children and families. The Garden also has a gift shop, indoor and outdoor facility rental options, and education programs for all ages. The Garden is a privately run 501c3 non-profit, which receives a majority of its support from garden members, supporters, and corporate donors.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing! This is one thing you won’t want to miss and where else can you walk off two miles after dinner and be happy?
The Festival of Lights covers just about everything a child can imagine including Dinosaurs! Impressive work all done by volunteers!

Thank D2821ITroberts
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The weather was chilly but, we had a great time just walking thru the gardens and taking pictures. The grounds were kept very nice. I would love to come back in the spring and see everything in bloom. It's worth your time. There is a n entrance fee. There is also a children's dinosaur garden, very nice. There is also cafe and gift shop.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This was my first visit to the garden and it did not disappoint! I attended a family wedding in the "holly" courtyard which was absolutely perfect. The Grand Hall was a perfect size and beautiful as well!

Thank Jill P
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Before I knew it, I had spent 3 leisurely hours strolling through this wonderful well thought out natural and landscaped gardens..What a stress reducer to walk in nature!

I have visited this place about 10 times in the last 5 years and see many things that are new every time. This time I was visiting in October and found the many scare crow exhibits that were creative and funny to see. The gardens are always changing their themes to keep pace with the seasons and holidays.

There are always many volunteers and local high school and college students planting flowers and plants. If, i lived in Huntsville area I would volunteer here.

I was surprised to see lots of flowers and butterflies still around as in the fall the temperatures typically drop. I was also surprised not to see the tree color changes for the same reason.

Also new was the kinetic sculptures which were fascinating to watch and great to see.

Because of the layout of the garden you can take an hour to many hours walking and not see the same things..

Also, a real bonus is their gift shop. I do not like to shop but was able to find a few things for our house and friends that are special and you will not find anywhere else in the shops of Huntsville.

Thank redrob45
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This place is exquisite. Allow 3-4 hours to see most of it. I could go back again and again. Definitely a must see in Huntsville.

Thank 69Trish
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