Admission and parking are FREE.


Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open daily from dawn to dusk every day of the year.


          The Garden Center
          Open daily from 8 - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and on most weekends.

          The Garden Center is closed on city holidays.

          The 2014 holiday dates are: January 20, April 18, May 26, July 4, September 1,

          November 11, November 27-28, December 24-25.

          Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

          Monday - Friday: 9 - 4 p.m.

          Saturday: 10 - 4 p.m.

          Sunday: 2 - 5 p.m.

          Leaf & Petal at The Gardens Gift Shop
          Monday - Saturday: 9:30 - 5:30 p.m.

          Sunday: 1 - 4 p.m.

          The Gardens Café by Kathy G.
          Tuesday – Friday 11 - 2 p.m.


The parking lot and Garden Center, including the Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, are barrier-free facilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). During operating hours of the Garden Center, complimentary wheelchairs are available to check out at the Receptionist's desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

While it is a major goal of our upcoming master plan update to improve accessibility throughout The Gardens, much of the site is currently not barrier-free and assistance will be necessary. Nevertheless, many paths and garden areas have hard surfaces throughout and offer numerous visiting opportunities.

Golf Cart Tour for Visitors with Mobility Impairments
We offer tours of selected areas of The Gardens by golf cart for visitors with genuine mobility impairments. These tours are available Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 and 11 a.m. for individuals and small groups of 5 or less to visit a maximum of three selected areas of The Gardens. Visitors must schedule tours a minimum of two weeks in advance and confirm with The Gardens within 48 hours of the scheduled tour time. There is no fee for admission to The Gardens or for a golf cart tour; however a suggested donation of $10 to The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is greatly appreciated. To inquire about tour availability, please contact Plant Adventure Program Specialist Brooke McMinn at 205.414.3914 or