Rhododendron species can be found growing on almost every continent. However, when you explore this garden you will find that some of the most delightful rhododendrons are found in the heart of Alabama.
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This tranquil garden is the perfect place to escape into the woods and enjoy the peaceful setting from a swing or under the gazebo. This garden was originally designed to display wild species of Rhododendron from around the world that adapt well in our hot and humid Southern climate.
Today, this garden showcases Alabama’s 14 species of native rhododendron, creating a dazzling display of color from March until September. As thousands of daffodils bloom along the hillside, the soft white and blush blooms of the Piedmont azalea (Rhododendron canescens) and the fiery orange blossoms of the Florida flame azalea (Rhododendron austrinum) kick off a rolling floral performance of our native azaleas. Even when spring is over, there are still blooms to anticipate, like the bright red flowers of the plumleaf azalea (Rhododendron prunifolium) that arrive just in time for the Fourth of July.