The 15-room, 10,500-square-foot Bellingrath Museum Home was built in 1935 and was designed by the prominent Mobile architect George B. Rogers. The Bellingrath Home appears as it did in the Bellingraths’ era, including the original furnishings. The property included a guest house with a six-car garage beneath, and a small chapel. The home is open for scheduled tours.
In 1967, the garages were converted to become the Delchamps Gallery of Boehm Porcelain. This collection of rare and early porcelain sculptures by Edward Marshall Boehm has become the largest display of its kind in the United States.
The grounds consist of 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry in a Southern estate garden. In winter, more than 400 varieties of camellias, Alabama’s State Flower and what Walter Bellingrath referred to as the “aristocrat of Bellingrath Gardens.” In spring, azaleas are everywhere. Summer is all about roses, hydrangeas and beautiful tropicals. And in November, outdoor cascading chrysanthemums grace the Gardens.
Bellingrath Gardens is one of the gardens in the state to be featured on the Alabama Garden Trail.