Opened in 1988, the expansive Huntsville Botanical Garden provides a striking contrast to the adjoining U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Redstone Arsenal, the historic testing site for the nation’s rockets.
Flowing through more than 100 acres of woodlands, these gardens include the National Trillium Collection among more than a dozen themed spaces ideal for family exploration.
Among these, their Children’s Garden is one of the most creative and immersive that we’ve ever encountered. Families should definitely put this garden on their list.
Plan Your Visit
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35805
Hours: Vary seasonally, opening at 9 AM Mon-Sat and 11 AM on Sundays.
Fee: Members free. Adults $14, $12 for Military / Students / 55+, $9 ages 3-18. Discounted by $2 between Nov-Feb. Discounts for Museums for All participants. Free admission on certain dates throughout the year: consult their calendar.
Pets are not permitted. No smoking. Picnics are permitted.
With the exception of the nature trail and natural-surface paths through the woodland gardens, much of the garden is accessible.
Restrooms are located at the guest center, the education center, and at the south end of the nature trail.
The gardens adjoin the NASA Visitor Center at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville along Interstate 565, and are along the edge of Redstone Arsenal.
From downtown, use Bob Wallace Ave SW, or from I-565, exit 15 for Bob Wallace Ave SW. From the exit, the garden is less than a mile east along the south side of the highway, flanked by an elementary school and Kiwanis Park.
Walk through Huntsville Botanical Garden with us by viewing our photographs from our visit. Click to open the gallery.