Free Members-Only Classes

As a current member, you have the exclusive opportunity to attend four members-only classes for FREE.

Our current members-only class is listed below. Pre-registration is required.
Future members-only classes will be posted in The Garden Dirt, our e-newsletter and on our website.

Member classes are not available to the public.



Pruning: Techniques, Outcomes & Design Influences
Instructor: Fred Spicer
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Thursday, August 20 | 6-8 p.m.

Pruning and training of plants is an essential part of garden development and maintenance, yet even savvy gardeners approach these basic tasks with a mixture of ignorance and trepidation. Using before and after images of selected plants- with recent updates - Spicer tracks the establishment of his home garden, illustrating basic pruning tools, methods and techniques - and the plants' responses - along the way. You'll learn not only the "how-to" but the "why to" as he shows how each approach works to enhance the garden's overall design.



Pre-registration is required. Register online at or call 205.414.3950.

Have a friend that you want to bring to a member class?

Members at the Magnolia level and above are given free passes for guests.
Magnolia $125, One Guest Pass; Oak $250, Two Guest Passes; Ambassador $500, Three Guest Passes; President’s Circle $1,000, Four Guest Passes.

I am a member, can I bring my spouse?

Yes, those named on your membership card can attend a member class.

I am a member at Magnolia or above, do I need a voucher for my guest like in the past?

No, there is no longer a piece of paper you have to keep track of. Once you register yourself and your friend online or via phone, a staff member will update your record to reflect your remaining guest vouchers.