Birmingham Botanical Gardens is currently closed.
The City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, which has jurisdiction over the Gardens, is currently working on its plan for reopening the Gardens with the wellness and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff of top priority. Follow the Gardens on social media and visit our homepage to sign up to receive our e-news as the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens brings the Gardens to you virtually. We wish you good health and look forward to welcoming you back in person as soon as City and State directives allow. Thank you for your support!

Contact Us


Mailing Address

2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35223

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Main: 205.414.3950


Executive Director
Tom Underwood

Chief Financial Officer
Stephanie Banks

Director of Operations
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
Brooke McMinn

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


Garden Assessment Project Leader
Molly Hendry

205.414.3950, ext. 115 

Garden Curations

Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator
John Manion

205.414.3950, ext. 116


Main: 205.414.3920

Director of Library Services
Hope Long

 205.414.3950, ext. 110

Library Assistant & Archivist
Jason Kirby

205.414.3950, ext. 109

Library Assistant (Weekend)
Rachael Daughtry


Communications and Marketing

Director of Communications and Marketing
Mindy Keyes Black

205.414.3950, ext. 112

Communications and Marketing Associate
Jamie Haas


205.414.3950, ext. 113  


Volunteer Coordinator
Alice Moore

205.414.3950, ext. 104

City of Birmingham

Main: 205.414.3900

Gardens Director
Virgil Mathews


Luci Bryant
Main Number/Administrative Clerk


District Horticulture Supervisor


Garden & Facility Rentals

205.414.3908 and 205.414.3909

Director's Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Henderson


Greenhouse Specialty Grower
Gregg Clark


Administrative Clerk (Activities)
Luci Bryant


Tissue Lab


The Gardens Café by Kathy G

Main: 205.871.1000

Event Director
Nicole Stoffel


Leaf & Petal at the Gardens

Main: 205.877.3030

Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES)

Main: 205.879.6964

Administrative Assistant
Annette Drummonds

ext. 10

Urban Regional Extension Agent, Horticulture
Sallie Lee

ext. 11

Regional/Extension Agent
Gary Gray

ext. 12

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