Upcoming Events

American Garden Award

Community Garden Coalition Bike Tour

Community Garden Coaltion Garden Gathering

Red Mountain Garden Club annual Greenery Sale

The events listed on this page may be presented in part by partners of The Gardens. Contact information or links may direct you to organizations other than Birmingham Botanical Gardens.




American Garden Award and Birmingham Botanical Gardens are proud to announce the four contestants for the 2014 American Garden Award contest. There are a total of thirty-two prestigious public gardens participating in the American Garden Award, the nation’s only flower popularity contest. The American Garden Award is a unique opportunity for the public to vote on a specific flower that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics. Each of the four contestants listed below will soon be planted in Birmingham Botanical Gardens and ready to strut their stuff for the voting, which begins on May 1.

There are three ways to vote, after May 1:
1) By texting a given code to a polling number
2) By going to www.americangardenaward.com and clicking on the flower of choice
3) By using postage-paid voting postcards located at the garden


The four entries are:
Celosia Arrabona Red From PanAmerican Seed

Cuphea Sriracha™ Violet F1 from Syngenta Flowers Inc.

Foxglove Digiplexis Illumination Flame from Cultivaris North America LLC

Petunia SangunaRadiant Blue from Syngenta Flowers Inc.


Voting will be open from May 1 until September 30 and winners will be announced in October.

Follow American Garden Award on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the voting results!
www.facebook.com/americangardenaward or @AmerGardenAward

The American Garden Award program is administered by the All-America Selections® Display Garden program.
AGA entries have not been trialed nor awarded a winner status by the AAS® Trial Judges.


3rd annual Community Garden Coaltion Bike Tour
September 29 | 9 a.m.
Location: TBD

Join the Community Garden Coalition for Birmingham on a 10 mile bike tour of several community gardens in the downtown area. Visit www.cgcbham.org and our Facebook page for updates and to order tickets. If you are unable to attend the bike tour, but would like to support CGC, t-shirts may be purchased individually for $20 by emailing info@cgcbham.org.


Garden Gathering
Community Garden Coalition
October 26 | 2 - 5 p.m.
Location: B.E.E Community Garden,
Free Event

Join the Community Garden Coalition for Birmingham and Friends of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for the 2nd annual Community Garden Gathering on Sunday, October 26th at the B.E.E. Community Garden! There will be snacks, activities, education and more for the whole family to enjoy! Visit www.cgcbham.org or our Facebook page for more information on this free event!



Red Mountain Garden Club annual Greenery Sale

Wednesday, December 3

9 - 1 p.m.

The Red Mountain Garden Club will host its annual Greenery Sale on Wednesday, December 3, at Birmingham Botanical Gardens from 9 - 1 p.m. Proceeds from the sale benefit Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Museum of Art and other civic endeavors throughout the city. Fresh cut greenery such as Hemlock, Pine, Frasier Fir and Magnolia can be purchased as well as beautiful wreaths in different sizes. Members also construct handmade kissing balls, topiary trees and table arrangements. For a special treat these talented ladies will create a beautiful arrangement for your mailbox for you to enjoy. Unusual ribbon, bows and unique gift items are available to complete your Holiday decorating and gift giving.

Garden Club members as well as Pratt Brown of Pratt Brown Landscapes and Bob Newton of Landscape Services donate much of the greenery.

Presale order forms for some of the items can be found on the Red Mountain Garden Club website: redmountaingardenclub.com.

Download an order form here.

This year's greenery sale chairmen are Cary Walheim and Kimberly Bean.