Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park 

The mission of the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park is to develop a stellar botanical garden for inspiration, education, and enrichment. Its vision is to be a Garden that embraces Montgomery’s future as a vibrant, diverse city with an exceptional quality of life for all who live in and visit Montgomery.

The Garden is located at Oak Park, a park at the heart of Midtown Montgomery. While the park has weathered many encroachments to its existence, many of the early buildings and much of the original landscaping by the prestigious landscape architectural firm of the Olmsted Brothers remains.

In the 1930s, the Olmsted Brothers produced a preliminary plan for suggested improvements to Oak Park incorporating the existing circular drive with a large wading pool, a swimming pool with a grandstand, clay tennis courts, croquet lawns, playground, and a small zoo complex. 

The gardens currently include 9.5 acres of Oak Park and showcase the Southern Garden, Daylily Display Garden, 3 Green Bridges Pollinator Gardens, Betty Fitzgerald Biblical Garden, and the Wisdom Wood Outdoor Classroom. There are plans to install an historic fountain, Japanese Maple Garden and an Arboretum. As the board of directors develop funding and plans, additional portions of the 40 acres of Oak Park will be included in the botanical gardens.


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