Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open!
After a three-month closure, Birmingham Botanical Gardens reopened to the public on Monday, June 15. A cherished place of respite 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 your visit. The Gardens are currently open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week, with access limited to the front entrance gates. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing. Face masks are required when interacting with others in the Gardens and for entering the Garden Center. For more information and guidelines for visiting safely, click here. We hope to see you soon at the Gardens!

Hours & Admission

REOPENING ANNOUNCEMENT

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is now open!

After a three-month closure, Birmingham Botanical Gardens reopened to the public on Monday, June 15. A cherished place of respite 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 back to this urban oasis. The Gardens are currently open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week, with access limited to the front entrance gates. Make plans to come enjoy this community treasure!

As the Birmingham Park & Recreation Board continues to monitor public health advisories for limiting the spread of COVID-19 with the health and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff of utmost priority, Park & Recreation administrators have instituted heightened daily cleaning of restrooms and will keep a count of the number of visitors entering the Gardens. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing. Face masks are required when interacting with others in the Gardens and for entering the Garden Center.

A facility of the Birmingham Park & Recreation Board, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is the result of a successful 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. Thank you for visiting and supporting this community treasure!

 

Hours and Guidelines for Visiting Safely

  • Garden Center

    The Garden Center is currently limited to 50 percent occupancy and open weekdays only through June 30. Face masks are required in all areas inside the Garden Center, including the Library at the Gardens, Leaf & Petal at the Gardens, and The Gardens Café by Kathy G (except when dining in). 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 contact Alicia Andrews at [email protected] or 205.414.3908 or Luci Bryant at [email protected] or 205.414.3909 to set up an appointment.
  • Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    The Library at the Gardens is now open for curbside service, available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information and to set up a pickup time, please visit https://www.bbgardens.org/library.php.
  • Leaf & Petal at the Gardens Gift Shop

    Leaf & Petal at the Gardens reopened Monday, June 15. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Please note that for the health and safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers, face masks are required by the Birmingham Park & Recreation Board in Leaf & Petal at the Gardens and all areas inside the Garden Center. For more information, please call 205.877.3030.
  • The Gardens Café by Kathy G

    The Gardens Café by Kathy G reopened on Tuesday, June 16. Cafe hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Health and safety protocols include social distancing between tables, servers wearing masks and gloves, disposable paper menus, two hand sanitizer stations, and heightened cleaning. Face masks are required when entering or exiting the cafe. 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/drop-offs, please call 205.414.3950 to make an appointment.
  • Admission

    Admission and parking are FREE.
  • Accessibility

    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.