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!

Contact Us


Main Entrance and Mailing Address

2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35223

Service Entrance

2635 Cahaba Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35223

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Main: 205.414.3950


Executive Director
Tom Underwood

Chief Financial Officer
Stephanie Banks

Director of Gardens Support
Jane Underwood

Office Coordinator
Michelle Phillips


Donor Services Coordinator
Dawn DeFrank

 205.414.3950, ext. 117


Director of Development
Penney Hartline

205.414.3950, ext. 103

Donor Relations Officer
Drew Rickel

205.414.3950, ext. 102


Director of Education and Visitor Experience
Dr. Tyler Mason

205.414.3950, ext.107

Education Program Coordinator
Ellen Hardy

205.414.3950, ext. 106

Education Activities Specialist
Dawn Coleman Lee

205.414.3950, ext. 105

Gardens Support

Associate Director of Gardens Support—Horticulture Planning and Design Leader
Molly Hendry

205.414.3950, ext. 115 



Main: 205.414.3920

Director of Library Services
Hope Long

 205.414.3950, ext. 110

Library Assistant and Archivist
Jason Kirby

205.414.3950, ext. 109


Communications and Marketing

Director of Communications and Marketing
Mindy Keyes Black

205.414.3950, ext. 112


Volunteer Coordinator
Alice Thompson Moore

205.414.3950, ext. 104

City of Birmingham

Main: 205.414.3900

Gardens Director
Virgil Mathews


Main Number/Administrative Clerk


District Horticulture Supervisor
Adam Benjamin 


Garden & Facility Rentals

205.414.3908 and 205.414.3909

Director's Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Henderson



Administrative Clerk (Activities)
Luci Bryant


Tissue Lab


The Gardens Café by Kathy G

Main: 205.871.1000

Event Director


Leaf & Petal at the Gardens

Main: 205.877.3030

Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES)

Main: 205.879.6964

Administrative Assistant
Annette Drummonds

ext. 10


Plant Pathologist/Diagnostician
Jim Jacobi

ext. 18

Lab Technician
Caroline Rowan

ext. 19

Regional/Extension Agent
Bethany O'Rear

ext. 15

County Extension Coordinator
Lisa Jones

ext. 13