Jasmine Hill Gardens

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Jasmine Hill Gardens
Temple of Hera Ruins.JPG
Replica of the Temple of Hera ruins at the Jasmine Hill Gardens.
Location Wetumpka, Alabama
Coordinates 32°29′46″N 86°11′10″W / 32.496°N 86.186°W / 32.496; -86.186Coordinates: 32°29′46″N 86°11′10″W / 32.496°N 86.186°W / 32.496; -86.186
Official name: Jasmine Hill Gardens
Designated July 21, 1977[1]
Jasmine Hill Gardens is located in Alabama
Jasmine Hill Gardens
Location of Jasmine Hill Gardens in Alabama

Jasmine Hill Gardens (20 acres) is a botanical garden located on U. S. Route 231 near Wetumpka, Alabama, north of Montgomery. They are open to the public most days of the week; an admission fee is charged. Jasmine Hill was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on July 21, 1977.[1]

The gardens were established in the early 1930s by Benjamin and Mary Fitzpatrick. They now feature a collection of nearly 40 pieces of Greek statuary, both original and copies. The site includes a reproduction of the ruins of the Temple of Hera at Olympia, Greece, and a separate restored temple facade at the museum entrance, as it would have appeared in ancient times. Other attractions include fountains, stairways, and hedges.

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  1. ^ a b "Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage". Alabama Historical Commission. www.preserveala.org. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012.

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