Hours & Admission
Welcome to Birmingham Botanical Gardens!
A cherished place of respite and inspiration for our community and visitors from around the world for more than 55 years, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, and we look forward to welcoming you to this urban oasis. The gardens are open every day of the week. From March 14 through November 6, 2021, enjoy our spring/summer hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fall/winter hours (beginning November 7, 2021) are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. We invite you to visit soon!
Please note: In light of the increased number of Covid-19 cases in Birmingham and Alabama, the City of Birmingham has implemented an ordinance requiring face coverings inside City-owned buildings and venues, including the Garden Center and other indoor facilities at the Gardens, effective July 29, 2021.
A facility of the Birmingham Park & Recreation Board, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is the result of a public/private partnership between the City of Birmingham and the nonprofit Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a mission-driven membership organization that seeks to protect, nurture, and share the wonders of the Gardens. Please help keep the Gardens growing by joining the Friends! Thank you for visiting and supporting this community treasure!
Hours and Guidelines for Visiting
The Garden Center is currently limited to 75 percent occupancy and open weekdays only. Garden Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you are interested in reserving a room or garden space for an event, please call 205.414.3908 or 205.414.3909 to set up an appointment.
Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
The Library at the Gardens is open to the public, available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please visit https://www.bbgardens.org/library.php.
Leaf & Petal at the Gardens Gift Shop
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, please call 205.877.3030.
The Gardens Café by Kathy G
Café hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For reservations, specials, or more information, call 205.871.1000 or email [email protected].
Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES)
Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) offices are currently open by appointment only Monday through Friday. Please call 205.879.6964 to make an appointment. Soil sample test kits will be available in the front lobby of the Garden Center or at the Library at the Gardens. Samples may also be dropped off in the front lobby.
Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens offices are currently open by appointment only Monday through Friday. For membership gifts and other pickups/dropoffs, please call 205.414.3950 to make an appointment.
Admission and parking are free.
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. Please note that some areas of the Gardens are not barrier-free, and assistance will be necessary; nevertheless, many paths and garden areas have hard surfaces throughout and offer numerous visiting opportunities.
Pet PolicyPlease note that service animals are permitted, but other animals or pets are not permitted at Birmingham Botanical Gardens; (Guidelines for service animals.)