Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, every day of the week. Fall/winter hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (November 7–March 12). Please note that the City of Birmingham requires face coverings inside City-owned buildings and venues, including the Garden Center and other indoor facilities at the Gardens, effective July 29, 2021. For more information and guidelines for visiting, please click here. We look forward to your visit!

2020 Board of Directors


Chair: John Smith T

Immediate Past Chair: Beverley Hoyt

Treasurer: Wally Evans

Secretary: Emily Bowron

Chair of Communications and Marketing: D.C. Coston

Chair of Development: Peyton King

Chair of Education: Chris Boles

Chair of Governance: Bill Ireland

Chair of Government Relations: Cathy Adams

Chair of Operations: Lee McLemore


Members at Large:

Brian Barr

Craig Beatty

Uday R. Bhate

Sharon Brown

Stephanie Cooper

Norm Davis

Bob de Buys

Wendy Evesque

Kirk Forrester

Helen Harmon

Chris Hastings

Janet Kavinoky

Natalie Kelly

Caroline T. Little

John Miller

Blevins Naff

Tiffany Osborne

Jim Pickle, Junior Board Chair

Sharon Sherrod


Director Emeritus:

John Alex Floyd, Jr.