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Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Around the Gardens Blog

Around the Gardens Blog

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.

Giving Nature: Clearing the Way

Giving Nature

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.

Giving Nature: Sitting Pretty

Giving Nature

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.