Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open!
A cherished place of respite for our community and visitors from around the world for more than 55 years, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, and we look forward to your visit. The Gardens are currently open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week, with access limited to the front entrance gates. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing. Face masks are required when interacting with others in the Gardens and for entering the Garden Center. For more information and guidelines for visiting safely, click here. We hope to see you soon at the Gardens!

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