Outreach, Access and Community at Birmingham Botcnial Gardens


Plant Adventures offers an evolving framework to explore the significance of people-plant interaction in promoting human well-being and the health of the planet. One role of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is to facilitate such interaction in this unique urban plant space and in outreach to the community.

Program Values

  • The interaction between people and plants is good for everyone
  • Promote the well-being of people and the environment
  • Provide truly inclusive programming

  • Emphasize education and community collaboration

  • Explore the relationship between people and place


Current Programs and Participants

Adventures in The Gardens seasonal botanical exploration and education for groups in The Gardens

Outreach Adventures – botanical outreach and educational experiences for children and adults in the community.

In the Zone - experimental opportunities with seasonal plants and explorations of their relationship to our human ecology in Birmingham's urban environment

Access Gardens - our efforts to include all abilities in the life of The Gardens. We aim to make skillful accommodations so that people with disabilities can participate fully in our programs, including offering golf cart tours of The Gardens for people with genuine mobility impairments. We aspire toward inclusion and universal design with our programs and our facilities.

Getting Involved


Our programs are free to the public, but take funds to provide. We welcome contributions of any size.

For more information on how you can support or get involved with Plant Adventures, contact Plant Adventures Program Specialist Brooke McMinn at 205.414.3914 or bmcminn@bbgardens.org.


From The Gardens Blog

Plant Adventures Prepares for an Exciting Future: Part I

Plant Adventures Prepares for an Exciting Future: Part II

PHOTOS: Arrington Plant Adventure Zone Ribbon-Cutting


Plant Adventure Programs made possible by


and Hill Crest Foundation