Hwy 59, Theodore Alabama
The gardens were patterned after the formal gardens of Italy, France and England by Walter Bellingrath, a pioneer in the Coca-Cola bottling industry. The 900-acre estate includes 65 acres of cultivated and landscaped gardens that surround the mansion. The brick and wrought-iron mansion, designed by noted local architect George B Rogers, contains the Bessie Morse Bellingrath Collection of furniture, Dresden and Meissen porcelain, china, crystal and Oriental rugs. The visitor lounge in the center of the gardens houses one of the largest public exhibits of Boehm porcelain in existence.
Other History nearby:
(Elberta) Baldwin County Heritage Museum
(Biloxi) Beauvoir - Jefferson Davis Shrine
(Theodore) Bellingrath Gardens and Home
(Mobile) Bragg-Mitchell Mansion
(Mobile) Carlen House Museum
(Mobile) Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
05/18 Coming to The Theodore area
Musical Echoes Fort Walton Beach FL April19-21 Musical Echoes Flute Festival hosts the largest Native American Flute and Art Festival in the USA. Located on the beautiful Emerald Coast of Fort Walton Beach/Destin Florida, the festival offers a garland of exqusite sights and sounds.
Pensacola Repticon Show Pensacola FL April27-28 Features two days of reptile fun, with over 100 tables of top-quality reptiles, amphibians, exotic pets and pet products, hourly seminars and presentations, door prizes sponsored by Exo Terra, and much more!
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans LA April25 The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a/k/a Jazz Fest, is a 10-day cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 500,000 visitors each year. There are two main components: the Louisiana Heritage Fair and the Ev ening Concert Series. The Lousiana Heritage Fair is the signature feature of the Festival, showcasing unforgettable music on 12 stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work.
Pensacola Crawfish Festival Pensacola FL May4-6 The festival is one of the largest crawfish boils in the state and is always held in downtown Pensacola on the beautiful waterfront of Bartram Park. The Pensacola Crawfish Festival brought a little of the Louisiana bayou right here to Pensacola Bay.
Gulfport Music Festival Gulfport MS May10-11 Huge weekend music festival featuring headliner entertainment, food booths, and more!
Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores AL May17-19 Located directly on white sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees, the festival treats guests to a unique festival experience and consistently features a diverse selection of top touring artists.