Upcoming Events

American Garden Award

Gross Out Day Camp

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.


Gross Out Day Camp 2014

Fresh Air Family is offering their award winning Gross Out Day Camp in the Birmingham area. Expert naturalists will lead students in the great outdoors to explore the best, worst, and the grossest nature has to offer! Activities include hikes, creek stomping, crafts, journaling and live animals!

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Cost: $200 per week for members, $225 for non-members

(if registered by February 15: $175 members, $200 non-members)
Camp will be held from 9am-5pm. Also, there is before and after care from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. for $25.
Please bring your own lunch, snack and water bottle.


Grades 1 - 4
Grades 5 - 7
All Ages
June 2 - 6
June 9 - 13
*NEW* March 24 - 28
June 16 - 20
August 4 - 8
June 30 - July 3 (short week, $150)
June 23 - 27
July 7 - 11
July 21 - 25
July 28 - August 1

To register, please email Lexi@FreshAirFamily.org


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.

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