Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Size:

67.5 Acres
Admission: Free
Operating Hours: Sunrise to sunset, 365 days per year
Guests: Over 350,000 annually
Volunteers: 30,000+ hours logged annually

Education:

Discovery Field Trips - curriculum-based: Serve on average 10,000 area students.
Children's Summer Programs
Teacher Training - State-endorsed Curriculum
Adult classes, lectures, and workshops

Library:

Member Library of Jefferson County Library Cooperative
Largest free-lending Horticultural Library in the country
Shelves over 9,000 items 
Loans over 10,000 items annually

Partners:

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Federated Garden Clubs
Plant Societies
Jefferson County Library Cooperative

Meeting Facilities:

Host to over 1000 public and private events annually
Utilized by individuals and public and private organizations
Events include receptions, weddings, meetings, conferences, and lectures
250+ Parking Spaces

Gardens of Special Interest:

Japanese Gardens - Internationally known with authentically crafted tea house
Wildflower Garden - 400+ taxa of Alabama native plants
Fern Glade - 100+ taxa of ferns
Southern Living Garden- Features Southern Living Plant Collection

Plant Collection:

3,000+ taxa of plants
25+ interpretive and thematic gardens
Garden Conservatory

Non-Living Collection:

Herbarium
30+ works of outdoor sculpture
Library