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16th Annual “Scarecrows in the Gardens”.    October 1-31                                              Theme: Heroes & Villians!                                  Entry deadline is September 18th.  $20 entry fee.

FREE Scarecrow Workshops.  DABG picnic pavillion.  Hour long workshops begin at  9am in the DABG outdoor picnic pavillion.

Wednesdays: Aug 12, 19

Fridays: Aug 7, 14, 21.

Call 793-3224 to reserve your place. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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Regular daily admission to the 46-acre garden is $5 for adults age 16 and above and is free to visitors age 15 and below and Garden members. Currently, admission is collected on the honor system due to the temporary closure of the Ralph & Carolyn Smith Botanical Center. Admission/donation boxes are located along both walkways as you enter the Garden.
“The Garden is a great place to visit right now with so many flowers in bloom”.

Visitors to DABG are encouraged to practice social distancing and to follow the “6-ft rule”.

It’s time to schedule your holiday party! Call Janie at 334-793-3224.

The Hanahan Daylily Garden at DABG was recently recognized as an official “Display Garden” by the American Daylily Society.  Only 330 Daylily Gardens across the U.S. and Canada and Europe have achieved this designation.  The Daylily Garden is maintained by the Wiregrass Daylily Society.

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The Dothan Area Botanical Gardens consists of 50 acres of cultivated gardens, nature trails and undeveloped, wooded landscape. DABG seeks to preserve the remarkable native plants of the area in an attractive balance with traditional botanical garden elements – and is committed to the conservation of natural resources for future generations.

Admission is $5 for non-members 16 years old and above.  Admission fees are used to help maintain The Gardens for your enjoyment!  DABG participates in the DHCLS Connect Pass Program.

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