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.
Around the Gardens Blog
For nearly 30 years, volunteer Carol Payne has carefully selected and painstakingly tended specialty lavenders for the Friends’ annual Spring Plant Sale.
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.
The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is excited to welcome Tyler Mason as its new Director of Education and Visitor Experience.
New friends find peace and strength in the Gardens that brought them together.
Discover floral designer, Holly Carlisle’s tips for creating one-of-a-kind seasonal arrangements.
Local Realtor’s tribute gifts celebrate friends and family while also enriching the story of the Gardens.
Working in the Kaul Wildflower Garden is not for the faint of heart. A fierce camaraderie can be found in the committed group of volunteers who help care for the space each week.
Not long after joining other members of the Friends’ General Gardening Group to dedicate a bench in memory of fellow volunteer Kathy Connelly, John St. Clair began noticing that a number of older wooden benches around the Gardens could benefit from some TLC.
Holly Carlisle, a florist by trade and an artist at heart, loves the challenge of taking what some would see as waste and giving it new life in a floral arrangement.