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Mountain Property Daytrip to the Huntsville Madison County Botanical Garden

The Huntsville Madison County Botanical Garden in Huntsville, Alabama blossoms with flower delights throughout the year. So whatever time of the year the tourists visit the garden, they find it to be blooming with all types of gardening delights. There are various gardens, nature trails and beautiful parks, which are always filled with natural splendors and so tourists always find it a place of beauty. Take a drive down from your mountain property at The Bluffs and check out this colorful botanical garden one Spring afternoon.

History of Huntsville Madison County Botanical Garden

The Huntsvill Botanical Garden was started in 1979-1981 with community support and enthusiastic local gardeners of Huntsville. A special and beautifully illustrated book called “Wildflowers of North Alabama” was published in 1987 to help fund building the Botanical gardens. In 1990, the present 110-acre site was provided to the Garden through a 90-year lease from the U.S. Army through the Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission and the City of Huntsville.

Places to visit in the Botanical Garden

The Huntsville Madison County Botanical Garden is one of the more interesting Spring outings in Huntsville and is filled with an array of native and wild flowers, trees, plants, butterflies and insects of all species. The Botanical Garden highlights different areas like The Aquatic Garden, The Perennial Garden, the Annual Garden, the Daylily Garden, the Central Corridor Garden, the Constitution Walk, the Demonstration Vegetable Garden and Compost Demonstration Site.

Other interesting things to see at the Huntsville Botanical Garden are the Fern Glade, Garden Railroad, Nature Trail, Rose garden, Herb garden, and of course, the Butterfly House. Recently a Tea Room has been added in the Botanical Garden, which provides specialized green salads, delicious sandwiches, special snacks and specialty teas to all tourists. Gourmet dishes for dining are available in the Tea Room or in the private decks overlooking the Garden. You can simply sit on the decks, and enjoy your food along with the natural beauty of the Garden.

Other attractions of the Huntsville Madison County Botanical Garden

When you are at the Botanical Garden, you should also visit other specialty gardens. While the Daylily Garden cultivates 675 species of Daylilies, the Fern Glade Garden displays at least 170 species of ferns along with spectacular waterfall, magnificent ponds and unique gazebo. The Nature Trail and the Wildflower Garden at Huntsville Botanical Garden provides an array of footpaths, which leads through lowland forests areas filled with sweet gums, black gums, sycamore and red maple trees.

The Garden Railway features a miniature European village and model trains and a seasonal Butterfly House that hosts a great variety of butterflies. The Huntsville Botanical garden is also specially available for cocktail parties, business meetings, weddings and other special occasions.

The Huntsville Botanical Garden in Alabama attracts tourists and residents alike, with its special events like Spring Festival of Flowers, Holiday Galaxy of Light and The Scarecrow Trail.