Sunday, February 9, 2014

Noccalula Falls Botanical Gardens

Located in the Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden, Alabama, the Noccalula Falls Botanical Gardens is a 65 acre garden that runs along the Black Creek River. The land was once owned by R. A. Mitchell.  He gave the site to the city so it could be improved and the falls could be enjoyed by the public.  The main feature is a 90-foot waterfall.  There are also caves, a pioneer homestead, a petting zoo, Civil War carvings, and plenty of trails for those who like to hike.

The gardens are open from dawn to dusk.  Admission is free.

18 comments:

  1. A ninety foot waterfall in Alabama? I bet that garden draws a lot of people.

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    1. I was very surprised that there was such a large waterfall in Alabama. Yes, it is certainly an attraction!

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  2. Oh how pretty! And a petting zoo? I'd love to visit.

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    1. I was actually pleasantly surprised by this garden.

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  3. Some of the nicest gardens in the UK are free - they are usually municipal. The wonderful Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh is free but Kew is expensive to visit (but worth it!).
    Noccalulu Falls looks terrific and it has a great name.

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    1. I've seen the gardens in Edinburgh. They're quite lovely!

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  4. I can hear the water splash now. How musical!

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  5. Oh, this sounds like a charming garden! I love the waterfall features and hiking trails best of all!

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    1. I too, like gardens with hiking trails!

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  6. Hi Sherry - sounds a lovely garden to visit, hike or stroll around ... we can hear enough water splash for a while! But when it dries up .. I'll be happy to visit .... cheers Hilary

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  7. looks gorgeous. hope you're staying warm

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    1. Yes, I'm staying warm. This weather in Atlanta is no big deal for a Buckeye!

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  8. This garden sounds really interesting!

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  9. Hey Sherry,

    Now that is one awesome place. I could make quite the splash in such a place. Neat falls.

    Gary :)

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    1. I bet Penny would make quite a splash in this one, too!

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