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Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Around the Gardens Blog

Around the Gardens Blog

Interning at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

With summer quickly approaching, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is accepting applications for their internship programs. Kaul Wildflower Garden Horticulturist Keith Turney gives us some insight on what to…

Uniquely Southern

Woven into native woodlands, Birmingham Botanical Gardens showcases the potential for outdoor spaces in a region that boast of mild winters, a long growing season, and hospitality that readily spills…

Growing From Seed

Participants in the Library at the Gardens’ Seed Exchange Program Share a Love of Seed Saving and Swapping

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.