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Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Around the Gardens Blog

Around the Gardens Blog

Holiday Garden Book Guide

Looking for garden-themed inspiration this holiday season? Members of the Friends’ staff share top picks for gift giving (or your personal library) Books are available through Leaf & Petal at…

Growing Garlic

After a yearlong variety trial, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Alabama Extension team up to promote the benefits of planting garlic in our own backyards By Mindy Keyes…

Spring Plant Sale: Herb Recommendations

Plants & Gardening

Shopping the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ largest plant sale fundraiser of the year is a chance to discover and learn about unusual varieties of herbs and many other types of plants grown by the Friends’ volunteer growing groups. Here are some of the specialty herbs that our expert volunteer growers suggest you try.

Remembering a Conservation Legend

Volunteer Profiles

Often called the “father of biodiversity,” celebrated naturalist and Birmingham native E.O. Wilson, who passed away in December 2021, believed that Alabama’s natural biodiversity holds clues for the world and its future.