Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, every day of the week. Fall/winter hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (November 7–March 12). Please note that the City of Birmingham requires face coverings inside City-owned buildings and venues, including the Garden Center and other indoor facilities at the Gardens, effective July 29, 2021. For more information and guidelines for visiting, please click here. We look forward to your visit!

Antiques at the Gardens

  Join us at beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens

September 30–October 3, 2021

4 Days • 10 Speakers • 21 Dealers • 150 Volunteers • 1 Cause

The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is pleased to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Antiques at the Gardens (AATG) this fall! Presented by IBERIABANK (a Division of First Horizon Bank) and created by a committee of 150 dedicated volunteers, Birmingham’s premier antiques show will include talks by nationally and internationally acclaimed interior designers, floral designers, architects, and landscape architects.

The three-day show will also welcome 21 celebrated dealers offering furniture, fine art, vintage and fine jewelry, silver, rugs and textiles, home decor, and garden accessories. In addition to show favorites like Thomas M. Fortner Antiques, Dana Kelly Oriental Rugs, Edwin C. Skinner, and Whitehall Antiques, attendees will discover seven new faces. The caliber and variety are the true constants for every AATG show, and this one is no exception.

Be our guest Thursday, September 30, for our Gala in the Gardens—outdoors and under the stars—sponsored by Starnes Davis Florie LLP and honoring the show’s first co-chairs, Kim Matthews and Joan Starnes. On Friday, October 1, the show’s Red Diamond Lecture Series will feature talks bynoted designers Charlotte Moss (in the morning) and Christopher Spitzmiller (in the afternoon), followed by cocktails and conversation with Mark D. Sikes.

On Saturday, October 2, Cathy Kincaid, Corey Damen Jenkins, Ken Pursley, and Matthew Carter will talk about tips and trends as part of a Tastemaker Panel presented by Veranda magazine, and Fernando Wong will share ideas for outdoor spaces in his talk presented by Flower magazine. The weekend will conclude on Sunday, October 3, with “Sunday with Suzanne” featuring Suzanne Tucker and wrapping up with James Farmer, sponsored by LICOA.

Talks will be followed by book signings, with books available for purchase at the show.

In its 15th year, the show continues to attract visitors from across the Southeast and around the world. Proceeds benefit the mission of the nonprofit Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, which seeks to protect, nurture, and share the wonders of the Gardens. Committed to growing a greener tomorrow, the Friends celebrates the Gardens and all that it makes possible by providing impactful educational programs and outreach, promoting the ongoing stewardship and enhancement of this community treasure, sharing its story, and raising funds to support these efforts.

Mark your calendar to join the Friends for this special anniversary celebration. The event will be held September 30–October 3, 2021. Tickets will be available for purchase on Tuesday, September 7. Please review our Covid-19 event guidelines* below before making your purchase. Follow show announcements and reveals on Facebook and Instagram @antiquesgardensbham. We look forward to seeing you at Antiques at the Gardens!




Members of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens at the Friend ($50) through Supporter ($250) levels will receive one complimentary, single-day general admission to our 15th-anniversary show on the day of their choice. Members at the Ambassador ($500) and Benefactor Circle ($1,000) levels will receive complimentary three-day general admission for two. Simply show your current membership card and proof of Covid-19 vaccination or proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours before the event per our Covid-19 Event Guidelines* at the entrance to Antiques at the Gardens, or submit your proof of vaccination via email to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29.*

Members of the Friends also receive 10% off advance book purchases at Leaf & Petal at the Gardens (in store only, through September 30). 

Thank you for being a friend of the Gardens!


As we do our part to keep our community safe, please note that all Antiques at the Gardens attendees, volunteers, and staff will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination or proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours before the event at the entrance to Antiques at the Gardens. 

Evidence of Covid-19 vaccination or evidence of a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours of the event may be provided by hard copy or by digital copy at the entrance to Antiques at the Gardens.  For your convenience and to help expedite the check-in process, we invite you to submit a copy of your proof of vaccination in advance of the show to [email protected]. Deadline for advance submissions is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29. Questions? Please call 205.414.3950.

Face masks will also be required inside the Garden Center in accordance with policies of the City of Birmingham. Please do not attend the event if you or someone in your immediate household is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19.

We are providing an outdoor venue to allow guests to enjoy our Gala in the Gardens and a number of featured talks in our beautiful Formal Garden. Garden Center capacity is currently limited to 75 percent in accordance with City of Birmingham requirements. The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens will have face masks and hand sanitizer on hand and available upon request.

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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