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Grow With Us

Discover wonder and beauty.

Grow With Us

Make memories, connect with nature.

Grow With Us

Feed mind, body, and soul.

Grow With Us

See how plants help our world.

Grow With Us

Glimpse into the past to learn lessons for the future.

Grow With Us

Experience the gifts of the Gardens.

Help us grow a greener tomorrow

Become a member of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and help us protect, nurture, and share the wonders of this community treasure.

Kimberlee Fields

“Sometimes I feel as if I just need to sit at the Gardens. It’s so peaceful. I love it here.”

Kimberlee Fields (at right)
Member of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens with fellow member and good friend Ruby Felton

Fran Lawlor

“From the start, I was literally led into this special world. It has given me a lifelong love of learning and continues to be a place I go as a treat. It’s invigorating. It’s relaxing. It’s soothing. It’s nature.”

Fran Lawlor
Member of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and volunteer with the Friends’ Herbs Growing Group

“Growing up in Alabama surrounded by elders that knew and worked with native plants, I view this internship as an opportunity for gaining lost wisdom in a sense.”

Mandrell McCray (at right)
2022 Shades Valley Rotary Club Intern and member of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens with fellow member and intern Truman Douglass

“It’s an ageless thing, from the stroller to forever, that people go to the Gardens. It’s an honor to have it in our city.”

Margi Ingram
Current member, former board member, and longtime donor

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Visit Us

Free Admission • Free Parking

Spring/Summer Garden Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Garden Center Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays

What’s in Bloom?

‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’)

This shrub brightens shady corners and is true to its name, blooming throughout summer into fall. Depending on your soil pH, the mophead flowers will be hues of blue, purple, or pink.

Where to find it: Formal Lawn

Peak Times: Early summer through fall