Enjoy Fresh Bloom Views At Huntsville Botanical Garden

August 8th, 2022 by

lily pads on the water at Huntsville Botanical Garden
Spending time in nature has been shown to reduce anger, fear, and stress. It also increases feelings of pleasantness even when you’re only looking at a picture of nature. Huntsville Botanical Garden is a great place to reap the stress-relieving benefits of spending time in nature. Plan a visit today and check out some of the garden’s beautiful,  breathtaking, and immersive exhibits.

In Full Swing

It’s only fitting that a garden offering stress relief, peace, and tranquility has supplied patrons with the most relaxing places to sit and enjoy the wonders of nature — swings. Huntsville Botanical Garden has installed 40 swings in nine different areas throughout the park. When you visit you will find hammocks, porch swings, and playground swings. Choose one to sit or lay down in while you take in all the beauty of the garden.

Art In the Garden

In addition to the natural art of blooming flowers, Huntsville Botanical Garden hosts several unique art exhibits throughout the year. Currently, the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s list of exhibits includes art from Lakshmi Nallamala, Herb Lewis, and Wade Wharton. Nallamala is a local artist who captures the beauty of nature in her collection of oil studies. While you’re strolling through the park, you can also make your way over to the Lewis Birding Trail to check out Herb Lewis’ photos of the many birds found in the park. Finally, the Wharton Sculpture Trail has featured the work of Wade Wharton since its installment in 2012. So, you can pick a day to take in all of the art in the garden, or plan several visits so that you can truly enjoy the talent of Huntsville’s local artists.

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Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty isn’t just art, it’s an experience, and right now you and your family can enjoy Dougherty’s whimsical architectural art at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Dougherty’s massive installation entitled “Roly-Poly” was constructed using locally sourced sapling branches. It took 550 hours for more than 100 local volunteers to weave thousands of sticks into several large sculptures that both children and adults can enjoy.

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