Information on:

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

5130 Headland Avenue


Founded in October 1990, with construction beginning in 1996, the Gardens have developed steadily under the leadership of an all-volunteer Board of Directors, which is committed to the conservation of natural resources for future generations.

The Gardens’ Mission is to provide an enhancement to the quality of life for Wiregrass citizens, to serve as an educational resource for children and adults in garden lore and environmental issues, and to be a vibrant area attraction that promotes tourism and economic development in southeast Alabama.

Most Garden areas are accessible to visitors with disabilities and Group Tours are available by reservation. Please allow at least two days notice for any tours.

Picnic tables are available free of charge. However, since trash receptacles are not readily available throughout the Gardens, we ask that all visitors please take their trash with them when they leave.

For the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, and to protect the Gardens, we ask that all visitors please respect the following guidelines:

The Dothan Area Botanical Gardens is designated as a Smoke-Free facility.

Thank you for not smoking anywhere on the grounds during your visit.

No swimming, wading, fishing or throwing of any objects into any body of water.

Bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, and loud music are not permitted.

Dogs are permitted but we ask that you keep them on a leash at all times.

Plus, please take with you anything that your dog leaves behind.

You can use the navigation bar at the top of this page to explore many of the areas in the DABG, but we hope you’ll stop by and visit us soon… there’s lots to see!


Christie Lee

Thursday, July 26, 2018
What a great place. Went for the first time and i was in awe of the beauty. Loved the rose garden. I have never seen a purple rose before. And the gate of locks... amazing!!!!

Jessica Snell

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The roses were so beautiful! I love roses so much, and it brought me so much joy to walk through the rose garden!

Danielle Phillips

Friday, May 18, 2018
We travel from Atlanta to Panama City frequently. I am always looking for places to get and stretch my legs and have the kids get out of the car. The Botanical Gardens has now made my short list. There are bathrooms behind the building, soda machine, playground for kids, and lots of shady places to sit. There is a donation box at the beginning of trail to right of building. We will definetly be stopping here again. I also was able to get about 4000 steps in for a day when I normally hardly get any.

Matt Oneill

Friday, June 8, 2018
New playground for kids! Love feeding the turtles and fish always bring bread when we go. Excellent place for pictures and to learn

Tim Spencer

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
Nice place to visit, not just gardens but a nice woodsy area to walk. They allow a leashed dog, but they need more than one pet bag area and trashcan at the entrance. We looked for 10 minutes to find a trashcan, and many other dog owners did not cleanup after their dogs. I would like to see more ways to donate other than cash. It's 2018, not a lot of us have cash. There's not even an ATM there. Kudos for the soda machine accepting payments from your phone with no fee, though.

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media