Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, every day of the week. Spring/summer hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (March 13–November 5). Please note that face coverings are optional inside City of Birmingham-owned buildings and venues, including the Garden Center and other indoor facilities at the Gardens, effective March 1, 2022. For more information and guidelines for visiting, please click here. We look forward to your visit!

2022 Board of Directors


Chair: Wally Evans

Immediate Past Chair: John Smith T

Treasurer: D.C. Coston

Secretary: Brian Barr

Chair of Communications and Marketing: Kirk Forrester

Chair of Development: Emily Bowron

Chair of Education and Visitor Experience: Caroline Little

Chair of Governance

Chair of Government Relations: Norm Davis

Chair of Gardens Support: Lee McLemore

Members at Large:

Milan Ballard, Junior Board Chair

Derick Belden

Uday R. Bhate

Sharon Brown

Stephanie Cooper

Bob de Buys

Eleanor Estes

Wendy Evesque

Helen Harmon

Leigh Haver

Beverley Hoyt

Evelyn Jones

Janet Kavinoky

Blevins Naff

Tiffany Osborne

Sharon Sherrod

Martha Emmett Sims

Larry Thornton, Sr.

Jesse Vogtle