Birmingham Botanical Gardens is currently closed.
The City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, which has jurisdiction over the Gardens, is currently working on its plan for reopening the Gardens with the wellness and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff of top priority. Follow the Gardens on social media and visit our homepage to sign up to receive our e-news as the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens brings the Gardens to you virtually. We wish you good health and look forward to welcoming you back in person as soon as City and State directives allow. Thank you for your support!

Hours & Admission


Admission and parking are FREE.


Birmingham Botanical Gardens is closed temporarily. Due to the current public health state of emergency, the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board voted March 16, 2020, to close the Gardens and Garden Center, with an unspecified date for reopening, in an effort to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens programs, events, and activities have been canceled or postponed through April 30. Please check back for updates. We extend our sincere hopes for the good health and well-being of the entire community.

  • Garden Center

  • Closed until further notice.

  • Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

  • Closed until further notice.

  • Leaf & Petal at the Gardens Gift Shop

  • Closed until further notice.

  • The Gardens Café by Kathy G

  •  Closed until further notice.



The parking lot and Garden Center, including the Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, are barrier-free facilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). During operating hours of the Garden Center, complimentary wheelchairs are available to check out at the Receptionist's desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
While it is a major goal of our upcoming master plan update to improve accessibility throughout the Gardens, much of the site is currently not barrier-free and assistance will be necessary. Nevertheless, many paths and garden areas have hard surfaces throughout and offer numerous visiting opportunities.