We have now moved on to Mobile, Alabama. These gardens had been on John's bucket list to see. They are considered to be one of the South's most beautiful gardens, and they certainly more than came up to our high expectations. However, it is the end of November and I was concerned that the gardens may not be at their best appearance given the time of the year. We were quite fortunate that we were proven to be wrong- the gardens currently have an amazing display of cascading mums. This exhibit is done yearly, a staff member informed me that 80,000 plants are set out every fall. Unfortunately this coming week will be the end of them as they will be discarded for the Christmas light display in the garden. By the way, this is not your usual mum. These mums can be used in hanging baskets, as you may notice in the picture below.